Neville, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Man United win & Liverpool draw

Phil Neville, Michael Owen and Luis Suárez all tweet their thoughts as Manchester United beat Chelsea, and Liverpool draw

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Luis Suárez scored in Liverpool's 2-2 draw at Goodison Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Javier Hernández netted Manchester United’s winner in a 3-2 victory over nine-man Chelsea on a dramatic day in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Luis Suárez played a central role at Goodison Park as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Everton, although the Uruguayan was denied a controversial last-minute winner.

Here is the best of the reaction from the professionals on Twitter.

Reading striker Noel Hunt (‏@boyhunt) is not impressed by Suárez’s goal celebration: “Pathetic celebration from Suárez and it was an own goal anyway!! That can’t be giving to him it was going out for a throw in! I’m getting a lot of people’s saying he’s 100 times better than me and I totally agree!!”

Injured Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva (‏@LucasLeiva87) is impressed by Suárez’s stretch to head past Tim Howard: “Luis Suárez what a dive to score hahhaha!”

QPR striker Jay Bothroyd ‏(@jaybothroyd) is enjoying the Merseyside derby as Leon Osman pulls a goal back: “What a derby game!! 1-2 already!”

Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson (‏@glen_johnson) is critical of Phil Neville’s dive: “Haha classic Neville, battering Luis Suárez for diving, then what does he get booked for….?! Worst dive ever…. Looked like someone tide his laces together while he weren’t looking!”

Ex-Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) reckons Suárez’s goal should have stood: “Just got in for the goal shocking decision!”

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole (‏@cattermole_lee) agrees: “Very harsh on Liverpool! Another bad call! Gutted for me mate who backed Suárez first goal and 2-2 draw! #owngoal”

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) is shocked by the decision: “Shocking decision. Liverpool have been robbed there. What’s the lineman thinking? #techneeded”

Reds striker Luis Suárez (‏@luis16suarez) feels he’s answered his critics: “A draw. We could have won, incredible. Now who says anything? Now is time to rest and recover for Wednesday!!!!!”

Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (‏@Brad_Jones1) felt it could have been won: “Tough game, frustrating in the end too. Typical derby, end to end and plenty to talk about. Great support as usual from our fans #LFC#YNWA!”

Everton defender Sylvain Distin (‏@sylvaind15tin) praises his team-mates’ character: “So, good point or bad point? Considering we were 2-0 down I think we showed great character…So you guys know. The atmosphere in the dressing room after the game was the same as after a defeat. Shows how good we all want to do!”

Toffees skipper Phil Neville (‏@fizzer18) apologises for his earlier dive: “I apologised after game for my dive got a rollicking off gaffer won’t happen again – end of!!!”

Olympic champion Usain Bolt ‏(@usainbolt) is happy to see United ahead after David Luiz’s own goal: “Goaaaaaalllll!”

Southampton’s Adam Le Fondre ‏(@A1F1E9) ranks Robin van Persie second to only him: “Robin van flamessss!!!!! Best striker in the Premier League (after me of course)!”

Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba ‏(@fmuamba) can see Chelsea’s defence is in big trouble: “Chelsea back four can’t live with @Persie_Official movement in the box.”

Former United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich (‏@TheRealBozza) hails David De Gea’s save to deny Fernando Torres: “Super save by De Gea..”

Leicester striker Paul Gallagher ‏(@Gally_7) pays credit to Juan Mata for a superb free-kick: “Great free kick from Mata #tekkers!”

Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter (‏@IanJamesPoulter) is enjoying the spectacle: “Great game of football….”

Notts County star Jordan Stewart (‏@jordanstewart3) is impressed by Chelsea’s comeback after Ramires scored: “Powwwwwwww! That’s what I’m talking about Chelsea.”

Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright (‏@Mark__Bright) can see why Branislav Ivanovic made the tackle: “Took one for the team…. #Ivanovic red card!”

Former Wimbledon striker Jason Euell ‏(@jasoneuell) wants to know what people make of the Torres sending off: “Was it reputation that got Torres his sending off for ” simulation” or bad call by the referee?”

Former world champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya ‏(@OscarDeLaHoya) speaks of his admiration for Javier Hernández: “I’m a big Chicharito and Rooney fan….Wowwwww!!!! Chicharito!!”

However, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour (‏@RealRomfordPele) says the referee is having a bad day: “Referee is having one!”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) agrees: “Not sure Mr Clangerberg will sleep well when he watches highlights!”

However, former Northern Ireland midfielder Jim Magilton (‏@magilton7) defends the referee: “Great game! Never been a great fan of the referee – but I didn’t think he had a bad game!”

Stoke City striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) gives his take: “Both sendings off are great examples of the diving debate from two weeks ago. It’s quite simply an impossible issue to police. Both players were touched but in my opinion, as with most fouls, both players could have stayed on their feet. What’s the correct decision then? The question is, if you get touched and go down, is it a foul? If so, the Young decision was right and the Torres decision was wrong. If you get touched and go down but could of stayed on your feet, is that a dive? If so, neither were fouls.”

Finally, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) is happy with the result: “Great win that, our away support were once again quality! Big game big result!! Well deserved!”

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