Leicester City attacker Harvey Barnes has scored a big point as the race for who makes the final England squad for Euro 2020 gathers momentum. Harvey Barnes made a big statement with England manager Gareth Southgate in attendance during the Premier League clash between hosts Aston Villa and Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. Harvey Barnes would have made a big impression on Gareth Southgate with his performance during the game at the weekend as the England manager continues to scout potential players for Euro 2020 later this summer. Ahead of Euro 2020 this summer, Gareth Southgate and his England players have been drawn in Group D alongside home nation rivals Scotland, Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia and Czech Republic.
Harvey Barnes didn’t do himself any harm in his quest to make the England squad for Euro 2020 due to his performance against Villa in front of the watching England manager, Gareth Southgate. He was the star of the show as Leicester City raced into a two-goal lead as at the midway point of the first half of the game at Villa Park. The Foxes scored the two goals in the space of four first half minutes. Harvey Barnes provided the assist for the opener scored by fellow England international James Maddison, who also has his eyes set on a place in the England squad for Euro 2020. Barnes moved from provider to scorer four minutes after the strike from James Maddison as he scored the second goal for the Foxes. As at the half-time break, Leicester City were very comfortable with a 2-0 lead but that changed at the start of the second half when Bertrand Traore halved the deficit for the hosts. The Aston Villa strike came three minutes into the second half. Leicester City were able to hold on to the win that ensured that they stayed firmly in the hunt for a Champions League spot at the end of the season. Leicester City are in third place on the league table with 49 points.