Everton were already home and dry when Barkley rounded Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc and side-footed home in stoppage time.
The England international began his celebration early, however, by raising both hands in the air and pointing to the crowd before taking his shot.
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He gets a lot of stick so he should enjoy his moment
Wright on Barkley
And former Arsenal striker Wright says Barkley deserves to have a bit of fun after receiving criticism over his performances in recent times.
“He had a fantastic game and the goal sums up the confidence of him,” Wright said on Match of the Day.
Ross Barkley rounded the goalkeeper deep into stoppage time
Barkley celebrated before he even shot at goal
Barkley then side-footed home for 6-3
“He’s done brilliantly and the celebration, I like that. There’s nothing wrong with that.
“You remember doing that when you were a kid at school. You’d bring it to the line and bend down and head it in.
“I’m glad he’s got the confidence to do that. He gets a lot of stick so he should enjoy his moment.”