Baines confident of City win

Everton full-back Leighton Baines is confident his side can get past Manchester City and book a spot in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

The Toffees take a 2-1 lead to the Etihad Stadium following their win in the first leg at Goodison Park earlier this month and Baines is confident Everton will have what it takes to beat the Citizens and secure a place in the final of the competition.

“Getting to the final is massive for all of us,” Baines told The Mirror. “It’s a tough semi to come through and you don’t always want to talk too much about what it might mean, because there is still a lot of work to do before then.

“But the truth of it is, we know we can beat Manchester City. We have just beaten them in the first leg and drawn against them in the league and another result like that would see us through.

“So we have just got to match what we have done in our last couple of games against them and we will be in the final.

“Of course, it is easier to say than do. City are a top side, and I am sure they will come out fast and try to get a goal, but we will be prepared for that and we’re capable of scoring ourselves. We will be ready.”