Michael Owen, Chris Samba & more: Twitter reacts as Man Utd beat QPR

Tony Fernandes, Michael Owen and Chris Samba all tweet their thoughts after Manchester United beat QPR at Loftus Road

The Sport Review staff
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Harry Redknapp signed Chris Samba for QPR on deadline day Photo: Soccer.ru, via Wikimedia

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Manchester United moved 15 points clear of Manchester City in the Premier League title race with a 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Fulham were slender winners against Stoke City and West Brom edged past Sunderland at the Hawthorns, while Arsenal beat Aston Villa 2-1.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, after a hectic day of top-flight action.

Stoke striker Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) is almost left speechless by Rafael’s strike: “Rafael Da Silva, take a bow. What a strike!”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) heaps praise on Ryan Giggs: “Giggs on his 999th senior appearance, yes, 999th, makes it 2-0!”

QPR owner Tony Fernandes ‏(@tonyfernandes) is still optimistic: “Good chat with Harry on the future come what may. We know what we have to do. Many points to play for.”

He then goes on to clarify his future: “Not sure how many times I can pledge. Hahaha. But I’m pledging. Ain’t going anywhere as long as the fans want me. RT @C14R4N: ‘@tonyfernandes can you, right now, pledge that you’ll be sticking with us for many seasons to come? It really would settle our nerves Tony!'”

Hoops defender Chris Samba ([email protected]) apologises to the fans: “Just want to say sorry about today another fail but we will bounce back, just saying thanks to everyone who came today.”

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic ‏(@asmir1) is disappointed to lose to Fulham: “Tough loss for us today, we have to keep going and get better. Great to see @wildog87 back. Great support as always. #potternation”

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) reckons QPR are down after their United loss: “Good wins for Norwich and Fulham,should both be safe now …QPR all but down,I fear for Reading and Villa.”

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid ([email protected]) is delighted to reach the magical number already: “40 points in February #boingboing”

Chelsea striker Demba Ba ‏(@dembabafoot ) loves Romelu Lukaku’s second goal: “What a second goal from lukaku… I love it haha!”

Former Aston Villa Ian Taylor ‏(@IanTaylor7) is a tad disillusioned: “Disappointed. Recovered well after bad start. Ok at times going forward, but our defending still leaves a lot to be desired. Grrr!:-(#avfc”

Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright ‏(@Mark__Bright) was impressed by Norwich’s supporters: “Was it really eight years ago since Delia shouted, where are ya, let’s be having ya? Well I could hear you today… #comeback #motd #ncfc”

Finally, ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ([email protected]) was a fan of Dimitar Berbatov’s strike: “How about that volley from the Berbatov.. But I’m pledging. Aint going anywhere as long as the fans want me.”

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