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Baines positive ahead of Cup semi

FA CUP SEMI-FINAL
Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Sunday, 19 April Kick-off: 1600 BST
Coverage: Full match commentary on BBC Radio Merseyside 95.8 FM


Leighton Baines
Baines joined Everton from Wigan for 6m in August 2007

Everton's Leighton Baines has said that the Blues' performances against Manchester United this season will help them in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final.

The two sides meet at Wembley in what is a repeat of the 1995 final, which Everton won 1-0.

"We've acquitted ourselves well over the other two games," Baines told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We draw at Goodison and we were beaten by one goal at Old Trafford. If we keep it close then we have a chance."

However despite being confident that his side can cause an upset, the 24-year-old admitted that it is hard to predict which Manchester United side will line up at Wembley.

"They have strength in depth," said Baines. "There could be a couple of players who you're expecting to play who could be on the bench and other people can come in.

"They're a bit different, with the players they've got they're a bit special at times.

"We've done well against them a couple of times this season and hopefully we can do the same again."



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