‘It’s up there with my best’ - Barnes

HARVEY Barnes believes his equaliser in Albion’s dramatic 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday is right up there with the best he’s scored.

The 20-year-old has already netted some spectacular strikes in his short time with the Baggies but his 87th-minute effort at Hillsborough will certainly live long in the memory.  

The pacey playmaker ran past a host of defenders after picking up the ball on the halfway line, before dragging inside the left post and beyond Owls stopper Cameron Dawson.

And Barnes says his fourth goal for Darren Moore’s men could well be the best of his career to date. 

“It was nice to get a goal like that, of course to equalise and get us the point makes it even more special. 

“It’s definitely up there with the best I’ve scored and it was different to some of the long-rangers. 

“I’ve not scored one quite like that before. 

“I saw a few of their players were out of position and I just thought get your head down and drive with it. 

“The next thing I know I’m on the edge of the 18-yard box and it all sort of opened up for me, so I cut inside and put it away. 

“To get a point like that is as special as a win at times. We knew that if we got that one goal we might get a chance to get a second, maybe even a third.”

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