Leicester City fans have praised the young midfielder Harvey Barnes after his side’s 2-0 win against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
The 22-year-old scored the second goal of the evening as the Foxes advanced into the fourth round of the domestic competition.
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An own goal from Latic debutant Tom Pearce opened the scoring after just 19 minutes after he steered the ball past team-mate David Marshall in between the sticks.
Barnes has been receiving plenty of criticism from segments of the King Power Stadium faithful this season but proved his critics wrong against the Lancashire based-outfit.
He managed to get three shots on target, completed two key passes and accumulated a pass success rate of 75%, according to SofaScore.
Supporters were pleased for Barnes after getting on the scoresheet and made their feelings clear on social media.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Everton fans:
Harvey Barnes is the long term replacement for Jamie Vardy. Discuss (5 marks) https://t.co/uz69hKrD1I
— George Ball (@GeorgeBall95) January 4, 2020
Great to see @harveybarnes97 scoring. Such a talent for the club and has great potential to be even better.
— CaliFox🦊 (@CaliFox15) January 4, 2020
Had a good game, especially first half.
Unfortunately he’s the boo boys latest scapegoat so he can’t do ote right!
— Sam Russell (@samrussell89) January 4, 2020
Wigan unlucky but clearly #lcfc deserved the win. Barnes getting a goal and looking lively was a needed confidence boost for him; injuries obviously a blow. Hamza is definitely growing as a player. Looks so at home out there, better on the ball than many might think. #lcfc 🏆 pic.twitter.com/9ZouDN8ddZ
— I Rate Heskey (@irateheskey) January 4, 2020
Very impressed!!! That caller seemed to think Gray was up front don’t know who he supports really but doesn’t want to support lcfc
— Ian Williamson (@IWilli23) January 4, 2020
Get in Harvey Barnes 🦊
— Cate (@CateFox) January 4, 2020
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