Barton, Neville, Rooney & more: Twitter reacts to England draw
Joey Barton, Phil Neville and Wayne Rooney all Tweet their thoughts as England battle to a 1-1 draw against Poland
Wayne Rooney netted his 32nd England goal but the Three Lions were held to a 1-1 draw with Poland in their rescheduled World Cup qualifier in Warsaw.
The Manchester United striker gave England the lead midway through the first half before Kamil Glik’s header secured a point for the home side in the 71st minute.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, in chronological order.
Former Bradford manager Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) is getting a bit carried away: “Rooney scores and it’s 1-0 to England, nobody on the posts for them from a corner. Brazil here we come!”
Everton captain Phil neville18 (@fizzer18) is pleased to see his club team-mate performing: “[Phil] Jagielka playing well!”
Blackpool midfielder Thomas Ince (@RealThomasInce) is impressed by a certain Borussia Dortmund striker: “Roberto Lewandowski #baller!”
Football League journeyman Steve Claridge (@ClaridgeSteve) is not impressed by England’s first-half display: “Goal covering up a poor performance, Cleverly wide “left” (or rather not) upsets balance of side, leaving no width and Ashley Cole exposed!”
Former England international Peter Reid (@reid6peter) is not impressed: “How bad are we? We are 1-0 up how?”
Ex-Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) hopes Roy Hodgson is delivering an inspiring half-time speech: “Roy’s team talk right now, ‘Lads, pass the ball to someone wearing the same coloured shirt as you! We we’re in Blue today.’ #eng”
Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard (@pritch_93) points out a rare Joe Hart mistake for Poland’s goal: “First mistake I’ve seen Joe Hart make #flapping!”
Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre (@IamMSilvestre) keeps it succinct: “Joe Hart …”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is concerned: “Get a grip England! The thought of a World Cup in Brazil without us is too awful to contemplate.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) feels it is typical England: “This has been another classic, rigid, stiff, no angles on the ball, give the ball away, typical England performance..Poland by far better team!”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) is content with a point: “Thought that would end as a draw. I called it yesterday on here. Decent side Poland. Not a bad point that.”
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) wants England to enjoy their football again: “England needs to enjoy international football again, and express ability. At the root cause of every deficiency on display today.”
Former Northern Ireland international Jim Magilton (@magilton7) felt Hodgson’s men were fortunate: “England outplayed!! Very lucky!!”
United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) reckons England will be fine if they win their home games: “Ok 1 – 1…..not a bad result….win our home games and we are sweet!”
Finally, Red Devils striker Rooney (@WayneRooney) thanks England’s travelling fans: “The players’ @EFFCharity & @FA will cover ticket costs of every fan in the stadium tonight. Thanks to every one of them for their amazing support.”