Everton fans react on Twitter to Ross Barkley's performance against Burnley

Everton fans were split over Ross Barkley's display against Burnley.

Everton notched their fourth win in the last five games with a 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Burnley at Goodison Park.

Currently enjoying a fine run of form, the Toffees made it five games without defeat as Kevin Mirallas' first half goal handed them all three points.

Roberto Martinez's men remain in 12th place in the Premier League table after today's win, but there was some controversy involved.

Everton were handed a first half penalty, but usual taker Leighton Baines didn't step up - instead, it was Ross Barkley, and he saw his spot kick saved by Tom Heaton.

This is the second time such a situation has arisen at Everton this season, with Mirallas also doing the same thing against West Brom earlier this term.

Barkley, 21, burst onto the scene last season but has endured a much poorer second campaign in the Everton first team, struggling to find any sort of form or momentum.

After the controversy at Goodison Park, fans took to Twitter to discuss both his performance and his missed penalty - with varying opinions.

Some fans believed that Barkley's all round display was impressive, but others remain unconvinced by his influence in the team right now.

Here are some of the reactions from Everton fans on Twitter after Barkley's performance against Burnley this afternoon...

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