Elsewhere, Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on Manchester United’s new signings Alexander Büttner and Nick Powell net in a 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic, while Luis Suárez backed Liverpool to improve following a draw at Sunderland.
Here is the selection of the best Tweets from a busy Saturday in the English top-flight.
City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) is pleased with City’s 1-1 draw at Stoke: “We played well as a team and had many opportunities to win the game. A strong defensive performance from Stoke. On to the next one. #MCFC”
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) felt City deserved the three points: “The Britannia is always difficult, although we deserved better luck. Now to focus on Real Madrid. What a nice match on Tuesday, right?”
City playmaker David Silva (@21LVA) is relishing their midweek Champions League game against Real Madrid: “Today we got a point out of a difficult ground. Now to start focusing on the big match on Tuesday – the Champions League. #DS”
Patrick Vieira (@OfficialVieira) congratulates Javi Garcia: “Stoke away has always been a difficult fixture… It was a well-earned point today. Congratulations to @javigarcia06 on his debut goal for City.”
Stoke’s new signing Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is delighted to make his debut: “Great to make my debut today, albeit only for three minutes! Massive thanks to the Stoke fans, can’t believe the reception I received. Decent point gained in the end. The lads worked their socks off. Our run of games doesn’t get any easier – Chelsea away next!”
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is delighted to see Alexander Buttner and Nick Powell score in a 4-0 win: “Great to see our two new players get on the score sheet! What a strike from Nick Powell!! The run Alex went on was nuts! Happy for both!”
Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cissé (@DjibrilCisse) is thrilled to hold Chelsea to a goalless draw: “Hi guys a really good game today and a really good point we are progressing well.”
West Ham United winger Matt Jarvis (@MrMattJarvis) heaps praise on his former Wolves team-mate Steven Fletcher, who scored in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool: “Goal scoring machine @stevenfletch10 – love that Fletch! Hope not for next week though! Hah”
Former Reds captain Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) praises Raheem Sterling for creating Liverpool’s equaliser: “Great skill Raheem -nice assist!”
Sunderland defender Craig Gardner (@CraigGards8) praises the supporters at the Stadium of Light: “Fans were class today again. Good point in the end, lads worked there socks off again, well done boys.”
Liverpool left-back José Enrique (@jose3enrique3) is disappointed: “Not really a good result today but we have to keep working. This club deserve to be in much better position. #JFT96”
Goal scorer Luis Suárez (@luis16suarez) agrees: “We don’t have any other way but to keep on working. I really trust on this team and I know we’ll get good results!!!!!”
Former Everton captain Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) shows a touch of class: “Hillsborough victims finally get the justice they deserve #96”
And fittingly, Kenny Dalglish (@kennethdalglish) has the final say on the biggest story in football this week: “Fantastic support from the footballing world for the 96. The majority would love to see LFC lose their matches, but not their loved ones.”
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