Loads of West Brom fans have been reacting to their FA Cup win over Wigan, and they’re absolutely delighted with the performance of 18 year-old Rekeem Harper.
After Tuesday’s disappointment at Blackburn, Darren Moore’s side bounced back in fine fashion on Saturday, securing their progress into the next round of the cup courtesy of a goal from Bakary Sako.
The 30 year-old headed a powerful effort past Wigan shot-stopper Jamie Jones after a delightful cross from Chris Brunt to grab his first goal for the Baggies and ultimately decide the match.
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While Brunt bossed affairs and Kyle Bartley made amends for his recent poor performances with a solid showing, it was 18 year-old Harper that really got fans off their seats.
The young Englishman completely dominated the midfield, and Moore surely now has no choice but to unleash him in the Championship.
The 18 year-old’s athleticism, composure on the ball and passing range were all exquisite, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Very impressed by Harper who I’ve always rated and Leko who I’d written off, both deserve more match time in the League. Brunty ran the game in midfield. Into the hat. #wba
— Lee Jackson (@JACKO_BRAND) January 5, 2019
Harper grew into the game today, tidy player and physical with it #wba
— Toni-Louise (@tonilou___) January 5, 2019
Well I said earlier in the week Livermore’s absence would be an opportunity for one of the academy players and in my eyes Harper took it with both hands, an accomplished performance by such a unpolished talent #WBA
— HalfordsLaneTweets (@halfords_lane) January 5, 2019
Harper HAS to play next week perfect match with barry alongside him @wba
— leigh southall (@leighwbafc) January 5, 2019
Thought Harper was brilliant today. Calm on the ball, good turn of pace. Would like to see more of him! #wba
— Ryan Barron (@RJBarron1988) January 5, 2019
How good is Harper whoaa?
— Megx (@Meg_Wba_) January 5, 2019
Doesn’t look good for Burke not even on the bench. The youngsters looked good, Field & Harper could save us a few quid this window
— steve WBA (@stevhc) January 5, 2019
Rekeem Harper outstanding today, plenty of positives from the second team! #wba
— Rob Williams (@robwilliams93) January 5, 2019