Elsewhere, Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win at Swansea as their European rivals Liverpool lost 3-1 to Southampton, and Aston Villa won 3-2 against Queens Park Rangers.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, both past and present, to a dramatic day at both ends of the Premier League table.
Former Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor ([email protected]) is thrilled to see his side win: “We could’ve been three down in first half but the lads kept going. @andiweimann MOM deserved. Worked tirelessly and hand in 2 goals. RESULT!! A big mention again for @bguzan Some MASSIVE saves today!! Well done son!!”
Villa midfielder Andreas Weimann ([email protected]) praises his team-mates for their victory: “Buzzing so much ! What a win … Brilliant from every single one of us!”
QPR defender Chris Samba ([email protected]) is gutted: “Big disappointment, don’t get how we ended up losing that one, don’t get it but believe we can still do it we fight until the end!”
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta ([email protected]) is thrilled to get back on track in the league: “Good win lads!! Great effort and spirit!! Thanks to the fans, absolutely brilliant they were!!!”
Gunners forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ([email protected]_OxChambo) praises Swansea for making it a tough game: “Good performance and just what we needed today…three points! Credit to Swansea, they play some really good stuff and made it hard at times.”
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ([email protected]) reckons the Reds’s top-four bid is over: “Just heard the LFC result. Very disappointing after a good win against Spurs. Another year without CL football. Top four finish next season a must!”
Ex-Reds midfielder Jason McAteer ([email protected]) urges Liverpool fans to look at the positives: “Understandable the frustration and disappointment in the result but there is a bigger picture. 22 goals in 8 – first defeat in five. #nottobad”
Southampton defender Luke Shaw ([email protected]_shaw3) wants to see the Saints continue their form: “What a great game and a very important win for us! We need to carry on these performances now till the end of the season! #saintsfc”
West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu ([email protected]) is thrilled with a point at Stoke: “Really, really, really, really, really hard game but good point away from home!!”
Baggies keeper Ben Foster ([email protected]) is happy with a clean sheet: “That was a really tough game! But we’re happy with the clean sheet and a point! Nice to see so many fans make the trip too! #WBA #COYB”
However Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic ([email protected]) wanted maximum points: “Good tough point for us today, shame it wasn’t more. Great effort by the team today. Great support as always. #beastmode #potternation”
Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker ([email protected]) likes the ‘Made in England’ theme to United’s first goal: “Rooney puts United in front after great work from England’s Rio Ferdinand!”
Olympian Usain Bolt ([email protected]) is delighted to see his favourite side win: “Good win lads #MUFC..time for #CHAMPS2013!”
Finally, ex-United defender Mikael Silvestre (@IamMSilvestre) reckons that’s it for the title race this season: “Has the EPL title race ever been over before Easter ??? #MUFC”
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