Neville, Owen & Rooney: Twitter reacts to Hart’s heroics for Man City

Gary Neville, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney all heap praise on Manchester City's Joe Hart for his display against Dortmund

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Wayne Rooney hails Joe Hart as the "world's best" goalkeeper Photo: bwin

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Joe Hart received huge praise after the Manchester City goalkeeper produced a match-saving performance to hold Borussia Dortmund to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad.

Meanwhile, Arsenal edged to a 3-1 victory over Greek outfit Olympiacos as the British sides navigated matchday two in the Champions League undefeated.

Here is a selection of top Tweets from the professionals after a hectic night in the Champions League.

Former Fulham defender Jay DeMerit (‏@D6MERIT) has worked out what Gervinho’s headband is actually for: “Sorry Gervinho, that headband isn’t hiding the top of your head, it’s just accentuating your power #mullet!”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (‏@piersmorgan) is not impressed by Arsenal’s misfiring striker Olivier Giroud: “Giroud’s first touch is awful. He has to be better than this, surely? #Arsenal”

Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar (‏@Cuellar24) is impressed by both Dortmund’s Roman Weidenfeller and Manchester City’s Hart: “What a game Manchester City versus Borussia Dortmund is – when both goalkeepers are the best players of the game you realise how good it is!”

Team GB track and field captain David Greene ‏(@DaiGreene) reacts to Borussia Dortmund’s goal which was prompted by Jack Rodwell’s error: “Oh dear Rodwell.”

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney ‏(@WayneRooney) hails Hart as the best goalkeeper in the world: “Have to say Joe Hart has been incredible. For me best keeper in the world!”

But German tennis legend Boris Becker ‏(@Becker_Boris) disagrees: “@WayneRooney right after Maneul Neuer…”

Stoke City’s Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) is impressed by Mario Balotelli’s equaliser from the spot: “How good are Balotelli’s penalties? He waits to see where the goalkeeper goes before deciding. It’s the way to take them if you have the courage to.”

Former Red Devils defender Gary Neville ‏(@GNev2) enjoyed the Etihad game: “Great match! Dortmund were fantastic as was Joe Hart. Thought it was a penalty live but seeing it again Subotic had no chance to move his hand.”

Arsenal fan AP McCoy (‏@AP_McCoy) was impressed by Carl Jenkinson: “Arsenal much better in the second half and not that I know much about football but I think Carl Jenkinson has a lot of potential!”

Former Aston Villa defender Gareth Southgate ‏(@GarethSouthgate) reckons it’s rare that two goalkeepers shine in a match: “Don’t often get the limelight but two top drawer goalkeeping performances at Etihad tonight.”

Fulham shot stopper David Stockdale (‏@stockogk1313) heaps praise on Hart: “What did I say a few tweets back it was something like. Joe Hart=pure class!”

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier (‏@mattletiss7) agrees: “Joe Hart simply superb tonight #talent!”

Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) reckons City need to step it up: “It’ll be a completely different game in Germany but City have to pick up dramatically they didn’t look like champions today!”

Finally, City defender Joleon Lescott (‏@JoleonLescott) praises his team-mate: “Repeating what most have tweeted already, #JoeHart is the best goalkeeper in the world.”

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