Everton were handed a route back into their Premier League with Manchester United after being awarded a penalty on the stroke of half-time.
Everybody watching was expecting Leighton Baines to do what Leighton Baines does best and slot the ball past David de Gea from 12-yards. However, the Manchester United stopper had other ideas and pulled off a fine save to ensure the Red Devils kept hold of their cleansheet – Luke Shaw will no doubt be giving de Gea a hug or two in the dressing room after the left-back felled Tony Hibbert to concede the penalty in the first place.
Up until then, Roberto Martinez’s side hadn’t really been involved in the game and you have to wonder whether they can pick themselves back up from that setback.
So, Twitter, was it a poor penalty or a great save? You decide.
De Gea saves Baines' penalty! https://t.co/8nJWskOWhY
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) October 5, 2014
LOL Leighton Baines completd more passes in the first half (37) than any other player.Not counting his one to De Gea. pic.twitter.com/xlogmBbpCe
— Shubham Dubey (@cowcorner0) October 5, 2014
— Naveen MUFC (@Naveen_MUFC) October 5, 2014
A great save from De Gea…….#ThumbsUp!
— Beelal (@beelalz_AMG) October 5, 2014
Baines Pen was poor #MUFCEFC
— Godly (@Errol_whoElse) October 5, 2014
Just seen the pen. Why no card? Poor execution by Baines though. Unlike him at set pieces
— DENZ (@aledvaughan) October 5, 2014