Lots of West Brom fans are raving about the performance of Rekeem Harper, who replaced the suspended Romaine Sawyers in the 2-0 win over Preston North End.
The Baggies moved seven points clear at the top on Tuesday evening and if truth be told the result never looked in doubt. Hal Robson-Kanu opened the scoring after just six minutes thanks to some delightful work from Callum Robinson, before Jake Livermore doubled the hosts’ lead just before half-time.
Harper had plenty of competition for man of the match from the likes of Robinson and Robson-Kanu, but it’s fair to say the 19 year-old deserves to be in the conversation. As well as nearly getting on the score-sheet with a superb curling effort which hit the crossbar, he also completed 83% of his passes and won 60% of his duels, per Sofascore.
Plenty of fans took to Twitter to discuss his display, with some even saying he was better than Sawyers. Check out some of the best reactions down below…
Harper was absolutely superb, waited all season for his chance and was great tonight. Comfortable victory against a side in 6th!
— Richard Fitzpatrick (@Richfitzbrfc) February 25, 2020
Harper was excellent,we didnt miss Sawyers.
— malcolm jones (@jonesy68) February 26, 2020
Quality again tonight; Rekeem Harper class in the middle always available for the ball. Great result by Mr Jones at Luton too!! #wba
— Jon Mellor (@jn_mllr) February 25, 2020
Rekeem Harper is better than Romaine Sawyers
— 🥝 (@RekeemTheDream2) February 25, 2020
Special mention for Rekeem Harper tonight, first start of the season and looked in place in the middle. Looks a more mature player than last season and almost capped it off with a goal #wba
— AshTurner (@AshTurnerDJ) February 25, 2020
Grumbling fans in every stand – be plenty of our supporters moaning if we qualified for champions league. And plenty of criticism of Harper last night – which is almost too mad to believe. I thought he was standout in a very good team performance first half
— ian watson (@IanW60) February 26, 2020
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