By Danny Wright

5th Mar, 2017 | 1:14pm

Everton fans react to Koeman's decision to start Barry v Tottenham

By Danny Wright

Everton fans have took to Twitter to express their opinion on Ronald Koeman’s decision to drop Ademola Lookman to accomodate Gareth Barry in his starting line-up.

The 36-year-old is in the starting 11 to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane in what will be his first start in the Premier League game since early February.

Barry’s last start was in the 6-3 victory over Bournemouth when he captained the side.

The former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder comes in to replace Lookman, who has looked sharp for the clu since signing for the club from Charlton in January.

The 19-year-old scored on his debut for the Merseyside club in the 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City and has since made six appearances for the club, starting the last three.

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Everton supporters were quick to react to the team news as Koeman has seeminly brought in Barry to help his midfield cope with a Tottenham team that has scored goals for fun this season – especially through Harry Kane who has 17 league goals to his name so far.

The fan base seems split on the decision however, although the majority seem to be against Barry’s inclusion and have labelled it as a poor change from Koeman.

Here is a selection of tweets from Everton supporters about Sunday’s team news:

https://twitter.com/KinseyEFC/status/838368511080742917

https://twitter.com/EvertonHel/status/838369158039470081

In other Everton news, Koeman has reportedly personally scouted a goal machine of a Dutch midfielder.

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