Barton, Ferdinand, Fowler & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool, Spurs lose
Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Folwer tweet their thoughts after Liverpool and Tottenham are dumped out of FA Cup
Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup after Oldham Athletic sealed a 3-2 victory over the Reds in the fourth round.
There was further misery for the Premier League as Leeds United edged to a 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur, while Chelsea could only draw away to Brentford.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, both past and present, in chronological order.
Reading striker Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) is impressed by Brentford’s battling spirit: “Got to hand it to Brentford, their fighting for they’re lives!! #FaCupMagic”
Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) praises Torres’ clinical strike: “Great finish from Torres.”
Everton defender Sylvain Distin (@sylvaind15tin) realises the significance of Everton’s win against Bolton on Saturday: “Watching Brentford-Chelsea, makes me realise even more how important yesterday’s result for us. FA cup is a tough competition.”
Swansea striker Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) is getting into the spirit: “The FA Cup, never fails to amaze me…”
But England batsman and Chelsea fan Kevin Pietersen (@kevinpp24) backs his side to win the replay: “Hmmmmm… 10-0 on the return leg at Stamford Bridge.. #cheers”
England striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) reckons he resembles the trophy: “The FA Cup may not be the monster it was, but it remains very special. And I’m not saying that because of the obvious family resemblance.”
Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar (@Cuellar24) is particularly enjoying Tottenham’s misery: “What a goal!! Leeds 2-0 Spurs.”
Bradford manager Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) can’t see Spurs turning it around: “Long way back for Spurs now but they still have 35 minutes to play & to be fair they have not started yet.”
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) can see Spurs using a well-known excuse: “Watching end of Leeds-Spurs game, surprised Spurs players can see each other wearing those grey shirts! #bestexcuseever”
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is pleased for his former club: “Big result for Leeds…could have let that goal stand, great effort. Scotty Parker wasn’t happy with that tackle by Michael Brown. #needless”
Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) praises Oldham start Lee Croft: “Lovely little assist from @croft7 there…”
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) reckons there was a foul in the lead-up to Oldham’s second goal: “Andy Townsend on the challenge on Sturridge ‘some you get, some you don’t’ – 101 per cent free-kick”
Everton youngster Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) is enjoying seeing the Toffees’ rivals losing: “Get in ! Come on Oldham!”
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) is unimpressed with Fabio Borini:
“Great header to be fair…. Should bring on Borini.. Of course it’s a joke…. It’s also called sarcasm #bringborinion”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) is enjoying the FA Cup spirit: “Great to see the smaller clubs having decent cup runs. Money is always much needed and means a great deal when filtering down the pyramid.”
Southampton’s Luke Shaw (@Luke_shaw3) is worried for Oldham as Steven Gerrard strikes the post: “Squeaky bum time for Oldham!!”
Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar (@therealstevenpi) is pleased with Oldham’s result: “Another surprise.”
Finally, ex-Toffee Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) is happy to see his old friend do well: “Well done Paul Dickov too. Nobody deserves a result like that more than him.”