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Everton boss Martinez: Two-goal Baines has unique ability

Everton boss Roberto Martinez hailed two-goal Leighton Baines after victory at West Ham United.

Baines struck twice with two brilliant free-kicks in the second half as Everton won 3-2 at the Boleyn Ground.

"We are well aware of the quality Leighton has. The first free-kick shows that," Martinez said.

"Where he takes his quality to the next level is by scoring with a completely different type of free-kick. That's what makes him special.

"Many players around the world are good at free-kicks, but he's able to do it a second time. Leighton places the ball wherever he wants at that distance. I think he's unique."

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