Following the stunning set-piece from Baines from outside the box, Everton went on to beat the Swans 2-0 and confirmed their first away win in six matches.
The now 35-year-old has been with the Merseyside outfit since 2007, after completing a move from boyhood club Wigan for £6.75million (via Transfermarkt). In his 13 years with the club, Baines has scored 39 goals and assisted 67 in a total of 417 appearances (also Transfermarkt), in this time he has become a fan favourite and as such, supporters are pleading him to sign another contract and stay for at least another year.
The Toffees are marvelling at the left-back’s ‘boss’ free-kick against Swansea, with one fan branding him a ‘different class’. Another fan has asked the club to give Baines a ‘lifelong contract’.
Boss away this early kick off in the sun 3-0 win lovely
— Jack Croft (@JackCroft7) March 24, 2020
I used to marvel at Hinchcliffe's setpiece delivery but Baines was different class
— Halsey Nim (@nimalen316) March 24, 2020
— Craig Flaherty (@_CTFlaherty147_) March 24, 2020
We’ve not replaced that free kick prowess since. Not Siggy. Not Lucas Digne. Neither could touch Bainsey in his prime.
— Peter Morris (@petermorris1878) March 24, 2020
Wot a player
— Daniel lunt (@Danluntefc123) March 24, 2020
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