Many West Bromwich Albion fans have reacted to the performance of Rekeem Harper against Preston North End on Tuesday evening.
Tuesday’s game at the Hawthorns saw West Brom looking to go seven points ahead of second placed Leeds United, who face Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening.
A 2-0 win ensured that the Baggies maintained their grip on top spot with goals coming from Hal Robson-Kanu and Jake Livemore.
Preston arrived in the Midlands looking to keep up with the play-off placed sides, but they allowed Welsh international Robson-Kanu too much space after just six minutes and the striker finished well to fire the home side into the lead.
A second goal of the game proved vital for the home side and it was captain Livermore who struck just before the half time interval.
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A late sending off for Darnell Fisher finished off the action as Slaven Bilic’s side stretched their side to six games unbeaten.
Following the game, Baggies fans looked into the performance of youngster Rekeem Harper, who replaced Sawyers – who was ruled out through suspension.
Harper was making only his fifth appearance, playing alongside captain Livermore in the holding midfield roles.
Below are just some of the opinions shared on the 19-year-old’s showing:
Brilliant performance from everyone. Livermore is a man possessed at the moment. Ajayi superb at the back. Harper was my my MOTM to come in the side for his first start and put in a performance like that 👏 #wba #WBAPNE #WBAPRE
— Matthew Rippard (@MRippard) February 26, 2020
Have I really seen criticism of Harper’s performance last night? Wow, I thought he was superb, made himself available at all times, wanted the ball, and that headed clearance in the second half to keep it 2-0 was crucial. #wba
— R. Smith (@Albionwestand) February 26, 2020
A lot to like about Harper’s preformance a more matured one last night than the off the cough ones we seen at times last season , more responsible, positionaly & tatical awareness no doubt Slav & he’s coaching team have been at work #wba
— Jason Wheeler (@lebouf1976) February 26, 2020
I really hope something has clicked for Harper, he was tremendous last night, he could be a star #wba
— Martyn Walters (@Martw90) February 26, 2020
Barry ? How brunt didn’t get in before him is beyond me , and I’m so happy harper showed everyone how good he CAN be , not how good he is but how good he can be , given more game time .
— Bal (@BalWBA35) February 26, 2020
Home at 12.15am. Professional @WBA performance tonight, extending the lead, pleased for Harper, covered a lot of the pitch tonight.
Another win on Saturday please, Grosicki and Robinson to start as cup tied, then we can have a go at Newcastle in the Cup!!
— Gavenny Baggie (@R_Bradley_WBA) February 26, 2020
— ✌️ (@CharlieeWBA) February 25, 2020