Kompany, Vieira & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal & Man City win
Lee Dixon, Vincent Kompany and Patrick Vieira all tweet their thoughts as both Arsenal and Manchester City win on Saturday
Carlos Tevez scored a 61st-minute winner to help Manchester City seal three points against Swansea and close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Elsewhere, Arsenal edged to a narrow 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City and Sunderland endured a stalemate, Fulham and Reading played out a thrilling 3-3 draw, while finally, Wigan Athletic were 2-0 winners against West Ham United.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals themselves.
Former Bradford City manager Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) praises the fans at Villa Park: “The whole ground united in clapping for a minute for Stan Petrov bang on 19 minutes, when fans do good things it hardly gets a mention!”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is excited by Jack Wilshere’s return: “Arsenal’s new number 10 looks a good signing. Oozes class!”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is frustrated: “Any French followers seen Giroud play much? Beginning to seriously fear we’ve been sold another Chamakh-style dud. #Arsenal”
Ex-Leicester City manager Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) is shocked by Santi Cazorla’s miss: “Santi Cazorla misses an absolute sitter!!!”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) says Stephane Mbia’s sending off his a lesson in ill-discipline: “Any youngster watching Arsenal v QPR…the lesson is clear…ill-discipline costs your team…feel for Cesar who is quality!”
Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon (@LeeDixon2) gives his thoughts on the match: “A bit tetchy at The Emirates in the first half. QPR unlucky at the end with two great chances. Three points bagged!”
Stoke defender Robert Huth (@robert_huth) felt the Potters should have won: “ow did we not win that? Hope Wilon’s injury is not too serious. Great support today!!!”
Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) is pleased with a point at the Britannia: “Always good to get a point and a clean sheet at Stoke. Well done to all the lads and the supporters!”
Black Cats striker Louis Saha (@louissaha08) heaps praise on Mignolet: “A point away from Stoke – it’s never a bad day. Also week in week out I’m really impressed by our keeper and he deserves more praise #SimonMignolet!”
Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) felts the Potters didn’t have any breaks: “Good battling performance today. We didn’t have the luck in front of goal but we gave it our best. #potternation”
Fulham defender Phil Senderos (@Philsend4)praises his team-mates for a 3-3 draw with Reading: “Congrats to Baird on his second in two games and great goals from Bryan Ruiz and Berba as well #FFC
West Ham star Yossi Benayoun (@YossiBenayoun15) is not happy with the 2-1 loss to Wigan: “Very disappointing game and result today, we didn’t play well today and we must improve and play much better as some big games are coming..”
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) is happy with three points: “Important win means we’re back on track. Thanks for the support! #MCFC”
While, Patrick Vieira (@OfficialVieira) agrees with the skipper: “Today was a really important win, especially after the defeat midweek. The football is not at its best but the team are still winning. Tevez’s goals are always special, well done Carlos.”