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West Ham boss Allardyce: Everton's Baines in Beckham class

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce rates the free-kick ability of Everton fullback Leighton Baines in the David Beckham class.

Baines struck twice in victory at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.

Allardyce said: "Leighton Baines is almost as good as the David Beckhams of this world in terms of his quality.

"What he's good at is sticking them in from both sides.

"The variation makes life hugely difficult for the goalkeeper. You have to admire the technique."

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