Barkley, Deulofeu & more: Twitter reacts as Everton beat Swansea

Ross Barkley and Louis Saha both tweet their thoughts after Everton secure a 2-1 win against Swansea City

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Joey Barton tweeted his thoughts on Everton's win at Swansea Photo: Joey Barton/Twitter

Ross Barkley helped Everton move into the top four after he scored a late free-kick in a 2-1 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman had given the Toffees a second-half lead before Bryan Oviedo diverted the ball past Tim Howard, but Barkley conjured a late set-piece to seal three points.

Inevitably the Everton youngster was the talk of Twitter following his match-winning heroics, and here is a selection of the best posts from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.

Ex-Palace man Mark Bright ‏(@Mark__Bright) is impressed by Coleman’s recent goal-scoring feats: “Seamus Coleman has scored four goals this season, he only scored one in his last two seasons. #gotthetasteforit #efc

QPR midfielder and fellow Scouser Joey Barton (‏@Joey7Barton) tips Barkley to have a big future in the game: “What a goal that is from Barkley. Big future this kid.”

Ex-Norwich City striker Darren Huckerby (‏@hucks6dh6) is certainly impressed by Barkley’s free-kick: “What a free kick #BarkleyIsABaller #SuperSunday”

Former Everton striker Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) eulogises about Everton’s latest star: “Ross Barkley is a star in the making. Prodigious talent. England have a real player. Love watching Barkley play. Brings a smile to my face. Proof that if they’re good enough, young English players will emerge.”

Rugby World Cup winner and Everton fan Matt Dawson ‏(@matt9dawson_wants to see Barkley at next summer’s tournament: “Is Barkley doesn’t go to Brazil, Roy Hodgson is…………”

Everton defender Shane Duffy ‏(@ShaneDuffy34) decides to praise his compatriot ahead of Barkley: “Great win for the toffees flying!! Well done Seamus outstanding today”

Former Toffees midfielder Andrei Kanchelskis (‏@AAKanchelskis) is happy with the character which Everton showed at Swansea: “Nervy game but in the end got our heads up and won a great game #EFC”

Everton forward Gerard Deulofeu (‏@gerardeulofeu) congratulates his team-mates: “Great win @Everton !!! Come on Toffees.”

Notts County man and Manchester United fan David Cotterill (‏@cotterill_david) gives David Moyes some transfer advice: “Moyes buying Fellaini for £27m. If he wants Barkley it’s gonna have to be like £40m Barkley is a class act.”

Retired striker Louis Saha ‏(@louissaha08) picks his men-of-the-match: “I love my Sunday with great win from Everton again. @RBarkley20 @seamiecoleman23 great goals.”

Ex-Everton midfielder Lee Carsley (@lecarso) tweets his thoughts: “Good away performance. Thought Barry and McCarthy were very good. Ross got better as the game went on Seamus has kicked on got to keep winning…”

Finally, the match-winner himself, (‏@RBarkley20): “Love proving people who doubt you wrong. Thanks for all the nice messages.”

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