Ferdinand, Kompany & more: Twitter reacts as Man City & Man Utd win

Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany tweet their thoughts after Manchester City and Manchester United both win on Wednesday

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Vincent Kompany with the Premier League trophy Photo: S Grout, via Wikimedia

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Robin van Persie’s first-half winner helped Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over West Ham United and ensured Sir Alex Ferguson’s side stayed in pole position in the Premier League.

At the DW Stadium, goals from Mario Balotelli and James Milner secured three points for the defending champions, while Arsenal could only manage a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Tottenham were 2-1 winners against Liverpool, and Stoke City came from behind to beat Newcastle United 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals.

City defender Joleon Lescott ‏(@JoleonLescott) could see Milner scoring a long-range strike: “Called that before it went in, trademark James Milner!”

Boxer and City fan Ricky Hatton ([email protected]) enjoys the goal: “Wow. What a goal. Go on City!”

Citizens forward Sergio Aguero ‏(@aguerosergiokun) admitted it wasn’t an easy 2-0 win at the DW Stadium: “A tough match with Wigan closing all the gaps, but we managed to break through to keep undefeated and on the race.”

City captain Vincent Kompany ‏(@VincentKompany) praises his team-mates: “Great result! Another difficult game out of the way and we’re on our way home with all three points! Thank you guys for the great support!#MCFC”

United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) is also pleased as the Red Devils stay top: “Decent win that, three points and a clean sheet! Roll on Saturday versus Reading!”

Stoke Michael Owen ([email protected]) is delighted with a 2-1 victory over West Ham: “What a night and what a result! Great win. Starting to climb that table. #stoke”

Potters goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen ‏(@TSorensen1) reveals Peter Crouch lost three teeth in the win: “Great result tonight. Downside is Crouchy who had three teeth knocked out and I wish him a speedy recovery #GoPotters!”

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic ‏(@asmir1) pays credit to the substitutes: “Great win for us again, great effort by the boys. The subs coming on we’re awesome. Great support as always! #BeastMode #potternation”

Everton captain Phil Neville ([email protected]) is satisfied with a point against Arsenal: “Lads played great tonight – keep that level of performance and we will start getting the three points – great to see @D_gibson4 back in centre midfield!”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) calls for Arsène Wenger to be sacked after a 1-1 draw: “Wenger sold our best player to United, who are top of the league thanks to his nine goals. Wake up #Arsenal fans – seriously.#WengerOut

Former Reds striker Neil Mellor ([email protected]) is disappointed to leave White Hart Lane with nothing to celebrate: “Gutted leaving the game with Liverpool getting nothing. Spurs didn’t deserve to win. A blatant penalty not given for #LFC. Bale unplayable for the first 20 minutes!”

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique ([email protected]) felt the Reds deserved maximum points: “Another great performance by the team. Fully deserve the three points I think… Amazing…. We have to keep working like this and the points will come. Have a safe way back home for the fans who came to the game.”

Brazil midfielder Lucas Leiva ‏(@LucasLeiva87) hopes to be back to help Liverpool this weekend: “Disappointing result as we had enough chances to win the game. Hoping to be available for the weekend. We keep together more than ever. YNWA!”

Finally, Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon ‏(@Aaron7Lennon) can afford a joke about Gareth Bale’s own goal: “Massive win!!! we had to dig deep in the second half lads, showed great character, wonder if I’ll get assist for their goal!!”

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