Barton, Fernandes & more: Twitter reacts as Newcastle win, QPR draw
Sergio Aguero, Joey Barton and Tony Fernandes all tweet their thoughts after Newcastle win and QPR draw with Man City
Papiss Cisse and Yohan Cabaye helped Newcastle United secure a vital 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Aston Villa at Villa Park on Tuesday night.
Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers held defending Premier League champions Manchester City to a goalless draw, Wigan Athletic foughtback to claim a 2-2 draw with Stoke City, and Sunderland shared a stalemate with Swansea City.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) gives his thoughts on Tuesday night’s results for his former two clubs: “Fantastic strike by Yohan Cabaye. Must stay fit for the Toon to start climbing the table. Big player. Moussa Sissoko good signing. Good physically..QPR deserved that point. Battled hard. Be difficult to get a warrior like Ryan Nelsen in, in the next few days. Aston Villa look doomed to me…”
Ex-Magpies midfielder Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) is delighted for Newcastle: “Great result for the Toon …massive three points!”
Hamann’s jubilation is match by current Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul (@TimKrul): “Buzzing with three massive points tonight.. Fantastic support and great to see our new players making a impact.. #onwardsandupwards”
Magpies striker Samuel Ameobi (@Sammy_Ameobi) was nervous watching his team-mates: “Thank God for that…never been so nervous watching the second half, but buzzing for the lads! #nufc”
QPR owner Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) is ecstatic to hold the defending champions, praising Nelsen: “Wasn’t at the game. Working hard to sign a couple of players. Thank you Ryan Nelsen. You have been an absolute star. Wish you good luck in your new role.”
His fellow Hoops shareholder Amit Bhatia (@Amit_Bhatia99) echoes the chairman’s sentiments: “So proud of our team. Played like warriors. We’ve got a long and tough road ahead but displays like this will keep us up. C’mon You R’s. Ryan Nelsen must go to bed every night with the incredible satisfaction of knowing he gave his best that day. We’ll miss him & wish him well.”
City striker Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) felt QPR keeper Julio Cesar was man of the match: “We created opportunities but we couldn’t sneak past the goalie – the MVP of the match. Now we are focusing on Sunday’s big game…..Balotelli… Agueroooooo… good luck, Mario! You won’t be forgotten around here. All the best on this new era for you!”
City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) eyes three points against Liverpool: “We were solid again today but unlucky with our chances. The next game is always the most important one so let’s prepare for that. #MCFC”
Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) is satisfied with three points: “Thanks for the support #hawaythelads A point and a clean sheet against very good opposition! #notbad”
Stoke City defender Robert Huth (@robert_huth) reveals the ugly side of football: “28 more stitches in my face! Good job the Stoke changing room is ugly!”
And Potters goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) is disappointed not to hold on for a victory: “Tough game tonight. Wigan put us under big pressure second half. Shame we couldn’t hold on. Great support. #BeastMode #potternation”
Finally, Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) asks the tough questions: “Good point for QPR! Villa in desperate trouble. Who’s going down?”