Aug 16, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
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Roberto Martinez talks up Steven Pienaar, Leighton Baines partnership

Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez reacts to Leicester City's second equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 16, 2014
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez talks up the left-sided partnership between Steven Pienaar and Leighton Baines.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has praised his left-sided pairing of Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar following their 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Saturday.

The pair were involved in Steven Naismith's goal with England defender Baines sliding in a low cross for the Scot, and Martinez is delighted to have the duo dovetailing once more following Pienaar's struggles with injuries last term.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "You get certain partnerships over the park that shine and click.

"Leighton and Stevie, when they are combining together, make a real difference and the second goal at Leicester comes from them.

"The way that they break through the opposition is a joy to watch and we need Leighton and Stevie to be fully fit throughout the season because they are a big part of our attacking play."

Pienaar was limited to 23 appearances last term for the Toffees.

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