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Team News: Leighton Baines fit, Steven Pienaar returns for Everton

Team News: Baines fit, Pienaar returns
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Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar are both passed fit for Everton's home clash with Swansea, who make four changes from their Carling Cup win over Chelsea.

David Moyes is able to name both Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar on the Everton left side for the visit of Swansea City this afternoon.

England full-back Baines had been a fitness doubt due to an ankle knock he picked up in the FA Cup victory over Cheltenham Town on Monday.

However, he is fit to start at Goodison Park and resume his partnership with Pienaar, who is recalled after a two-game absence.

Victor Anicebe continues on the right flank as Kevin Mirallas has not recovered from his hamstring strain.

For the visitors, there is no place for Danny Graham as Michael Laudrup sticks with the 4-5-1 formation that helped them shock Chelsea in midweek.

There are recalls for Kemy Agustien, Nathan Dyer, Dwight Tiendalli and Michel Vorm as Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge and Jonathan de Guzman drop out.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Anichebe, Neville, Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic

Swansea: Vorm; Rangel, Flores, Williams, Davies; Tiendalli, Ki, Agustien, Dyer, Hernandez; Michu

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Thursday's key events

· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

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