West Bromwich Albion forward Harvey Barnes shocked by Dwight Gayle

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns on August 18, 2018 in West...

Dwight Gayle scored twice for West Bromwich Albion in their most recent match against Reading.

Harvey Barnes of West Bromwich Albion during the pre-season friendly for the Regis Shield between West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City at The Hawthorns on July 28, 2018 in West Bromwich,...

West Bromwich Albion forward Harvey Barnes has jokingly suggested to the Birmingham Mail that he was shocked Dwight Gayle didn’t try to claim his goal at the weekend.

Gayle scored twice for West Brom against Reading, although for his second, he barely touched the ball.

The striker managed to get the slightest of contacts on Kyle Bartley’s header, and ran off celebrating, as all good goalscorers do.

 

Gayle was not too far off scoring a hat-trick, but Barnes decided to shoot into the bottom corner, rather than lay the ball off to the Albion attacker.

And Barnes joked: “I’m surprised he didn’t try to claim my one as well!

“We’re always having a laugh.

“It is great we are all scoring goals and setting each other up. It’s great for the confidence of the team.”

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns on August 18, 2018 in West...

West Brom have been by far and away the Championship’s most dangerous attacking team so far.

Gayle and Barnes have been a key reason behind this, with the summer signings taking no time to settle at the Hawthorns.

Gayle has hit eight goals in his first 11 league appearances for Albion, while Barnes has five goals to his name already this term.

West Brom are next in action in two weekends' time, when they take on Wigan Athletic.

Dwight Gayle  of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City at The Hawthorns on September 1, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

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