Aug 16, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
2-2
Everton
Ulloa (22'), Wood (86')
Moore (71')
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McGeady (20'), Naismith (45')
Barry (68')

Roberto Martinez talks up Steven Pienaar, Leighton Baines partnership

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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