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Barnes salutes Barry display

15 December 2018

HARVEY Barnes has joined the scores of tributes to Gareth Barry after the veteran midfielder put in a performance to remember on Friday evening.

The 37-year-old ran the show in Sheffield, notching Albion's crucial equaliser before half-time to change the complexion of what had been a tough opening period at Bramall Lane.

And Harvey, who was just six months old when Gareth made his professional debut in 1998, pointed to an experience and "control" that helped see Darren Moore's men home in the second half.

"It's great to play alongside Gareth," he nodded.

"You know if you make a run he'll find you.

"He's got a fantastic left foot and he was picking up everything in the second half, recycling it in the middle.

"It was massive for us and gave us control of the game and helped us to see it out in the end."

After making the first goal, Harvey produced a touch of class to create Albion's second. Though he admits he was close to a rollicking from match-winner Kieran Gibbs in the final moment.

He laughed: "I had a little think about shooting and turning myself.

"But I saw Gibbo coming and thought 'I've seen him do that a few times into the far corner'.

"He was screaming for the ball.

"I think I would have been in a bit of trouble if I didn't pass it!"


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