The post-Claude Puel era at the King Power got off to a great start last night after Leicester City went on to beat Brighton 2-1 in the Premier League as new boss Brendan Rodgers watched from the stands.
Goals from Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy helped the Foxes secure all three points in a performance that would have left Rodgers impressed.
And aside from the well-taken finishes by Gray and Vardy, something else that would have caught the Leicester manager’s attention is the display of attacker Harvey Barnes.
Barnes, who returned to the King Power last month after having his loan spell at West Brom cut short, impressed yet again in a blue shirt, staking a good claim to be a regular starter under Rodgers.
That Man of the Match performance alone was an encouraging sign for the former Celtic boss, who will be hoping to guide his new side to a seventh place finish with Leicester still in the equation when it comes to that spot outside of the Premier League top six.
Have a look at what supporters are saying about Barnes below…
Harvey Barnes is an absolutely fantastic player
— Josh (@JoshRHammonds) February 26, 2019
All 4 played well but it’s Barnes, no debate really..
— M A T T (@Mxtt_JD) February 26, 2019
Absolutely brilliant tonight
— Lee Johnson (@thejohno77) 26 February 2019
Rodgers will get the best out of Barnes I’m confident.
— RYAN0788 (@FreemanRyan0788) 26 February 2019
Another fantastic performance from you @harveybarnes97, thoroughly deserved
— Hayley Garrod (@GRODSTER) 26 February 2019
Congrats @harveybarnes97, one of our own
— Sidney (@weiwusid) 27 February 2019
It was worth it just for the beasting he gave Montoya, and Montoya got booked for his troubles #schooled
— man called Les (@leicestercoupe) 26 February 2019
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