Everton fans react to Ross Barkley display in win against Leicester
By Danny Wright
Everton fans have taken to Twitter to applaud Ross Barkley’s performance in the 4-2 victory against Leicester.
The 23-year-old lined up in an attacking 4-3-3 formation in support of star striker Romelu Lukaku.
This meant that Barkley had to show his capabilities on the wing and he did so when he delivered a beautiful cross into Lukaku to level the scores in the 23rd minute.
Everton went on to win despite a frantic start which saw them go behind 2-1.
A Lukaku brace and goals from Tom Davies and Phil Jagielka sealed all three points at Goodison Park.
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Barkley has been under-fire from the media recently after failing to perform to his potential over the past few weeks.
However he was one of the brightest players on the pitch on Sunday and a lot of Everton supporters were quick to point out that those pundits were wrong – although some still see some major flaws in his play.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Goodison Park faithful about Barkley’s display:
MoM Jags or Barkley for me #EFC
— Stephen Joyce (@SteJoycey10) April 9, 2017
— Sideliner Opinions (@ThinkFoYourself) April 9, 2017
— Jordan Wright (@Jordolenko) April 9, 2017
To explain how good that ball was from Barkley. Kone would have bagged. #EFC
— Adrian Egley (@adyady14) April 9, 2017
— Wayne Hubbard (@wayneh1987) April 9, 2017
There's that bang average Barkley again with another quality assist. #EFC
— Daniel Jones (@DJonesSport) April 9, 2017
That is a sensational cross by Barkley. #EFC
— Ben Rathe (@benrathe) April 9, 2017
Barkley bagged his eighth assist of the season in the win against Leicester.
He’s also provided five goals in 33 appearances across all competitions.
The victory over the Foxes leaves Everton in seventh place, but a heavy defeat for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on Monday could see them move up a spot on goal difference.
In other Everton news, Phil Nevvile points out this Goodison Park youngster to be a future star.