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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