Ferdinand, Parlour & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal & Man City draw

Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler and Ray Parlour tweet their thoughts as Arsenal and Manchester City both draw in Europe

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Yaya Touré scored 10 league goals in 32 appearances last season Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Manchester City’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage suffered a blow after the Citizens were held to a 2-2 draw by Ajax at the Etihad Stadium.

Ajax skipper Siem De Jong put the visitors 2-0 up before goals from Yaya Touré and Sergio Aguero restored parity, but the Argentine was denied a dramatic winner by the officials.

Meanwhile, Arsenal let a 2-0 lead surrender as Schalke cancelled out first-half strikes from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud to secure a point.

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

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid ‏(@stevenreid12) is impressed by De Jong’s first goal: “Tidy finish that #DeJong

Former Newcastle defender Warren Barton ‏(@warrenbarton2) is not impressed with City’s marking for Ajax’s second goal: “Zonal making again…!!”

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour ‏(@RealRomfordPele) is delighted by his former side’s start in Germany: “Yeeeesss. Walcott gets Giroud off the Hook!….2-0 Giroud! Great Goal. Fantastic cross from Lukas Poldoski. Don’t write the Gunners off! #getin”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) is in agreement: “BOOOOOOM! That’s why Walcott should start, and that’s why he should play down the middle. He’s a great finisher. #Arsenal”

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore ‏(@StanCollymore) believes Walcott should be played in a central role more often: “My name is Theo. I’m a striker.”

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan (‏@jon_flan93) likes Touré’s leveller: “Great goal by Yaya Touré!”

And Flanagan’s senior team-mate Glen Johnson ‏(@glen_johnson) is also impressed: “What a goal that was…..”

Former Ipswich Town midfielder Matt Holland ‏(@mattholland8) wants Sergio Aguero to change his footwear after another slip: “Aguero is a fantastic player but if he isn’t wearing studs tonight…!!! #slippingallovertheplace”

But the Argentine scores, and England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) hails the strike: “Stunning finish from Aguero. If City can turn this around and Dortmund hang on to their lead, what a game Man City v Real Madrid will be!”

Former Wimbledon striker Jason Euell (‏@jasoneuell) is frustrated by a wayward Walcott effort: “Theo swing your left foot at it…. Arghhhhh!”

Former Northern Ireland international Jim Magilton (‏@magilton7) is exasperated as City are denied a penalty: “What is the point of having an official on the bye line if he doesn’t make any decisions? Balotelli penalty all day long and he has the best view!”

Ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler ‏(@Robbie9Fowler) backs up Magilton: “What is the point of those assistants/linesmen near the goal….”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) enjoyed the City match: “Good night of football, watched it with the lads and coaching staff…finished City 2-2 Ajax. Surprising but good point for Ajax.”

Finally, jockey AP McCoy (‏@AP_McCoy) is frustrated to see Arsenal let a lead slip: “Happy Arsenal got a point in the end but still disappointed that they couldn’t hold on to a two goal lead!”

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