Everton left back Leighton Baines says he is pleased that the Blues made it through to the draw for the Fourth Round of the FA Cup by beating Lincoln yesterday but admits that his side could have won more comfortably.
The Blues took an early two goal lead and looked all set to open the flood gates before Lincoln pulled one back, and Everton then found it hard to break the visitors down enough to find the net again.
Baines says that the Blues created enough chances to make the scoreline look more comfortable, but was pragmatic in saying that it doesn’t matter how many you win by in the FA Cup, you still end up in the next round so long as you win.
Baines earned high praise from Evertonians in what is becoming a rare start for the former England man, as he rolled back the years and looked as fresh as he ever did.
Speaking to the official site after the match, he said, “Today was the first step to getting to where we want to be.
“We got the job done, we created enough chances for it to look better on paper and more comfortable.
“And we would all like to have scored more goals… we had the chances to do that. But we wouldn’t have gone anywhere else, we’d have still been in the hat for the next round.
“We got the job done and we look forward to being in it.”
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