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Leicester’s Harvey Barnes was a rare bright spark against Burnley

Harvey Barnes was a rare bright spark in a frustrating game for Leicester City, as they went on to lose 2-1 against Burnley.

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What will add to the Foxes’ frustrations is that they lost despite having 10 more shots than Sean Dyche’s men.

There were some uncharacteristically poor moments from Brendan Rodgers’ team that played into this eventuality, such as Jamie Vardy’s weak penalty and Jonny Evans making a mistake for Burnley’s second.

However, one player who definitely shouldn’t be criticised for his performance is Harvey Barnes.

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A rare bright spark

His most obvious contribution is Leicester’s only goal of the game, in which he drove forward with the ball at his feet, before blazing past Ben Mee and smashing the ball into the back of the net, with the power taking it in despite Nick Pope getting a touch.

Outside of that, the other moment in which the 22-year-old showed how effective he can be involved Mee again, as he was too quick and skilful for the Burnley defender, resulting in a tangle of legs and the penalty that Vardy eventually missed.

The winger’s passing was also precise and progressive, as he completed 93% of his attempted passes, as well as making three key passes throughout the game.

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While the academy graduate was not able to build on his opening goal, he did work Pope with all three of his shots in the match.

There was also a slight defensive contribution from the 22-year-old, as he came out on top in his one aerial duel and made one clearance.

All of the above goes to show that while he wasn’t able to drag Leicester to get anything from the game, Barnes definitely deserves some credit for his performance.

If anything, questions should be asked about why the rest of the team wasn’t able to make more of his contributions.

Meanwhile, a suggestion has been made about how Leicester could sort out their problem position.

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