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Distin: Baines deserves England run

October 15, 2012
By Mike Whalley
Sylvain Distin says his Everton team-mate Leighton Baines deserves the chance to prove himself as England's first-choice left-back.

Baines, 27, made his fourth consecutive start for his country as San Marino were beaten 5-0 in Friday's World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Regular England left-back Ashley Cole was rested for the game in order not to aggravate the ankle problem that forced him to miss last month's qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

Baines has established ...

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