Meanwhile, top-four chasing Everton failed to leapfrog Arsenal after a shock 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
Unsurprisingly, the two shocks in the Premier League prompted a flurry of Twitter reaction from the professionals, with the best tweets listed in chronological order below.
QPR midfielder Joey Barton ([email protected]) is expecting big finishes at Goodison Park and The Etihad: “Everton and City need a huge finish to these games tonight.”
On-loan Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran (@JMcEachran20) is thrilled for his England Under-21 team-mate: “Yesss lad!!! @ConnorWickham10”
Former Liverpool defender Rob Jones ([email protected]) is also celebrating as Wickham finds the back of the net: “Get innnnnn Sunderland!!!!!”
Ex-Sunderland midfielder Alex Rae ([email protected]) describes Vito Mannone’s mistake: “Omg the Sunderland keeper has had a nightmare 2-2 now.”
On-loan Everton defender Shane Duffy ([email protected]) is clearly disappointed with the loss to Crystal Palace: “Gutted !! #EFC”
However, ex-Palace star Mark Bright ([email protected]__Bright) hails the soaring Eagles’s form: “Get in….. 4 wins in a row including two teams from top 5… #cpfc #40pts”
England legend Gary Lineker ([email protected]) sums up the Premier League: “Only in the Premier League could the team at the very bottom, possibly scupper a team’s title aspirations.”
Ex-Liverpool midfielder David Thompson (@77thomo) wonders how bad Ian Holloway must be as manager given Palace’s turnaround under Tony Pulis: “What happened to Everton tonight? Palace where dead and buried under Holloway just highlights how bad a manager he is top blagger him and there’s a few more like him.”
Everton legend Peter Reid (@reid6peter) is sporting enough to praise Tony Pulis: “Oh no Everton. Had a feeling it would be a tough game, TP great job.”
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot ([email protected]) has 27 April circled in his diary: “Is #Everton running out of steam? And is #mancity throwing away their title dreams? #LFC vs #CFC could be the game to watch! #mmlove #BPL”
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