It was a mixed night for the controversial midfielder on the social networking site.
But it was to be an evening of mixed fortunes on the web, as while his influential performance was hailed on social media, his newly grown facial hair took a battering.
The Clarets extended their 21-game unbeaten run ahead of this weekend’s fixtures by the narrowest of margins after Barton's deflected free-kick found its way past Chris Kirkland via Alan Browne’s head.
The Lancashire club are now three points above title rivals third-placed Brighton and Hove Albion in the automatic promotion places with just two matches yet to play.
Burnley are now just two wins away from an immediate return to the Premier League following last season’s 19th place finish.
Sean Dyche has masterminded a superb recovery after falling into the second-tier and could be set to earn his side a bumper pay packet with a renewed TV rights deal set to come into place worth £5.136 billion, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Central midfielder Barton was the star of the show at Deepdale as he produced a sublime performance, dominating possession and orchestrating the Burnley attack.
He was widely praised for his contribution on social media, with several onlookers claiming the former Manchester City and Newcastle United playmaker appeared to be playing at a different level to everyone else on the pitch.
Joey Barton best player on the pitch by a long way tonight— Gary Roberts (@11_robbo) April 22, 2016
Hurts me to say this but Burnley best team I've seen this season! Joey Barton absolutely controlled that game!— Danny Clarkson (@DClarkson93) April 22, 2016
New 20 pound note best have Joey Barton on it— Charlie (@charliemorgan_) April 22, 2016
Wasn't the best game, Joey Barton was the best player on the pitch. Played with his cigar out, a different class.— William Watt (@WillWatt) April 22, 2016
Sooner people realise that Joey Barton was one of the best players on the pitch last night the better!— Luke smith (@_LukeSmith10) April 23, 2016
However, it wasn’t just his performance that stole fans’ attention. As Barton lined up for his post-match interview it became clear that the 33-year-old was sporting some new facial hair - a move that failed to please the eyes of the Twitter faithful.
Has nobody told Joey Barton how bad his beard looks? pic.twitter.com/TpOCL9WfTD— Dan Reilly (@DanReilly92) April 22, 2016
Joey Barton looks too good for this level. Joey Barton's beard doesn't.— Sam Todd (@Toddy024) April 22, 2016
Joey barton get that beard shaved pronto— David Leckie (@DavidLeckie) April 22, 2016