Portsmouth and ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst's goal celebration and surprise dedication to England, Leicester City and former West Bromwich Albion winger

Pompey loanee George Hirst dedicated his goal celebration last night to an England and Leicester City star.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 12:50 pm

The pair have been Foxes team-mates since the former Sheffield Wednesday striker’s arrival at the King Power Stadium in 2019.

Since then, Barnes has flourished under Brendan Rodgers and has received one cap for his country - while Hirst has cut his teeth in the Football League with loan spells at Rotherham and at PO4.

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And the Blues striker lifted the lid on the celebration on Instagram shortly after full time.

Hirst posted: ‘ @SAMHUGHES777 you asked for the celebration, you got it partner.

‘Would like to dedicate it to @HarveyBarnes97 and @JoshhGordon

‘#7UPTHROUGH9’

Pompey loanee George Hirst dedicated his goal celebration last night to an England and Leicester City star. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com)

When making his Premier League debut for the Foxes against Tottenham in 2020, Hirst replaced his friend Barnes from the bench when doing so.

But the forward wasn’t the only Pompey player to express his delight with the win at Sincil Bank, that extended their current unbeaten run to eight matches in all competitions.

Joe Morrell also conveyed an upbeat message on Instagram after his return to Lincoln.

He said: ‘Great win on the road tonight! Good to be back at the Bank for the first time and to see some old faces.’

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