Aston Villa picked up an impressive 2-1 win over Everton in the Premier League last night.
A late goal from Anwar El Ghazi was enough to hand the visitors the much needed three points.
Dean Smith’s side were going through a rough patch in the Premier League and yesterday’s win will give them the confidence to finish the season strongly.
There were quite a few impressive performances across the pitch for Villa but Ross Barkley was outstanding for the visitors against his former club.
The 27-year-old has been on loan at the West Midlands club from Chelsea and he has been heavily criticised in recent months for his dip in form.
However, that attacking midfielder showed his quality against Everton and the fans will be hoping that Barkley can build on this performance and finish the season strongly with them.
In the absence of Jack Grealish, Barkley took on the creative responsibilities yesterday and he caused all sorts of problems for the Everton defence with his passing, flair and linkup play.
The midfielder could have easily scored a goal but he was denied by the crossbar. Furthermore, he put in a tireless shift defensively as well.
Some of the Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the midfielder’s performance against Everton and here is what they had to say.
I hope we see this Ross Barkley for the rest of the season. #avfc
— The AVFC Faithful (@AVFCFaithful_) May 1, 2021
Ross Barkley covered 11.4km tonight #avfc
— The Villa Vision (@TheVillaVision) May 1, 2021
Form is temporary, class is permanent…he may have been one of the ones with covid. He's been poor but, on form, he's our best player apart from Jack
— Oka Vanga (@OkaVangaGuitar) May 1, 2021
great performance, brilliant from watkins, great winner from el ghazi and a top game from Barkley.
— gambia lions AVFC (@avfcthegambia) May 2, 2021
And beyond. Absolute Quality
— Anthony Nicholson (@TonyV1lla) May 2, 2021
Enjoyed watching him tonight, quick and accurate. Confidence high. Didn't dwell too long on his poor marking of Calvert Lewin for their goal
— Darby Allan (@DarbyQGM) May 1, 2021
He was sensational tonight. Been a while coming but worth the wait.
— Dave Pearson (@drainpipe100) May 1, 2021