Aguero, Lennon, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Man City, Spurs win
Sergio Aguero, Aaron Lennon and Michael Owen all tweet their thoughts after Manchester City and Tottenham win
Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City kept up the pressure on title rivals Manchester United with a 3-0 victory over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on New Year’s Day.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s United were 4-0 winners at Wigan Athletic, while Aaron Lennon inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-1 victory over Reading.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals on Tuesday.
Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon (@Aaron7Lennon) is delighted to inspire his side to a perfect start to 2013: “Great way to start the new year by the boys #buzzing so much keep the lane rocking for us it helps so much!!! #coys”
City striker Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) scores again but picks up a hamstring injury: “It was great to end and start the year with a win. Too bad about the crick when we were wrapping up the game. I have to take a 48 hour rest and have some studies done on the injury. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for the support!”
Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira (@OfficialVieira) reserves special praise for David Silva: “@21LVA not only a fantastic player but a humble person who is a great example for the young players.”
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) admits Tony Pulis’ men weren’t at the races: “Bad day at the office for us today! We will be better next game. On to the next one. Great support as always! #potternation #BeastMode”
Potters striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) puts the loss into context: “Tough game today and not many teams get anything away at Man City. Shame our 10 game unbeaten run in the Premier League is over. #Stoke”
United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is happy to not concede any goals – for a change: “Great win today, another clean sheet (which was needed)!! Our fans were brilliant 2day…loud as!! Great songs!! #solid”
Swansea midfielder Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) agrees with his team-mate’s tweet: “X2 ‘@DannyGraham10: Gutted we never won the game today … On to the next one #FACup have a good evening people.’”
Former Villa legend George Boateng (@george1boateng) reckons Graham has been watching his great strikes from the past: “Great goal by @DannyGraham10 for the equaliser against the Villa and I think you watched me well in training. Lol.”
Dion Dublin (@DionDublinsDube) is sickened to see his old club drop points in a 2-2 draw: “Nooooooo! I thought Villa may have hung on to a win. #gutted”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is worried for Arsenal in upcoming games after a 1-1 draw at Southampton: “If we play like this in next two league games v Man City and Chelsea, we’ll get hammered. Poor, passion-devoid performance. #Arsenal”
Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba (@fmuamba) doesn’t think the current crop of Arsenal players are good enough: “I feel for Arsenal fans. Some of those player are just not good enough to play for Arsenal, take nothing away from the SFC they been good!”