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Barnes Delivers the Goods

Two Ashleys combine for an inspired goal celebration

5 March 2018

Ashley Barnes has revealed the secret behind his unusual goal celebration at the weekend.

The Clarets striker framed his eyes with his hands as he wheeled away after putting the Clarets level in Saturday’s thrilling comeback win over Everton at Turf Moor.

And Barnes admitted the celebration was inspired by car school partner Ashley Westwood’s novel early-morning call on Saturday.

Barnes said: “I got picked up by him on Saturday morning and I was looking and thinking ‘who is that looking through the letterbox?’

“Obviously it was little Westy, who was just the right height to look through!

“We had a little joke about it in the car, so it was good to get the celebration out there.”

Barnes, who picked up the Sky Sports man of the match award for his all-action display, felt the Clarets deserved to get back to winning ways with a first victory of the calendar year.

The club’s all-time top Premier League scorer, who latched onto Matt Lowton’s delicious through ball to so score his sixth of the season, added: “It was hard work, but that’s been coming for a while. We’d not won in 10 and it was good to get that win.

“We knew if we could slide the balls in behind them we’d create a few chances and luckily enough it worked.

“Them the big man (Chris Wood) came up with the header at the end, but it’s not just about the scorers; the whole team worked well and that’s what we’ve done all season and we’ll continue to do.” 

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