Lennon, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Tottenham suceed & Liverpool fail
Aaron Lennon and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after a busy night of Europa League action for the English clubs
Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham all booked their places in the last 16 of the Europa League, but Liverpool crashed out at the hands of Zenit St Petersburg after a thrilling game at Anfield.
The Magpies made it through thanks to Shola Ameobi’s goal at Metalist Kharkiv, while Tottenham sealed a dramatic late aggregate win at Lyon as Mousa Dembele’s long-range strike settled the tie.
Elsewhere, Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Sparta Prague was enough for the Blues, but a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool could not overcome Zenit on Merseyside in a 3-1 thriller.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals after a busy night of European football involving the Premier League clubs.
Swansea City midfielder Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) is impressed by Dembele’s late strike at Lyon: “Moussa Dembele!!! Wow”
Tottenham youngster Alan Pritchard (@pritch_93) is thrilled: “Dembele!!!!! Massive goal !”
Aaron Lennon (@Aaron7Lennon) gives us his post-match thoughts: “Bad game bad performance,but we’re through and that’s all what matters, great support get home safe and we will see you all Monday”
As does Kyle Walker (@kyle28walker): “A lot of Tom Daley’s tonight!!! Buzzing for the team an everyone associated with Tottenham #COYS”
Newcastle’s Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) reveals his delight at playing the full 90 minutes: “Felt good 2 be back playing tonight, iv massively missed it.. Great away performance from every1.. Next round here we come #nufc”
Sammy Ameobi (@Sammy_Ameobi) praises his brother after his goal: “Coooool as you like Shols #buzzing”
Meanwhile, Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (@Brad_Jones1) is looking forward to the Anfield clash: “C’mon boys!!!”
Republic of Ireland midfielder Simon Cox (@Scoxy31Real) thinks the captain will prove the difference: “Time for a “Gerrard” moment tonight.”
Reading striker Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) criticises Zenit’s defending as Suarez equalises: “Worst wall iv ever seen!! 1-1!!”
Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) feels there are more goals to come: “This isn’t over! The Anfield atmosphere will see to that. Another goal before the hour mark and it could get tasty!”
Two quick goals from the Reds get Jason McAteer (@MCATEER4) excited: “Now it’s game on !!!!”
Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) is impressed by Liverpool’s star striker: “Some player this Suarez fella…”
Ex-Aston Villa man Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) is excited: “Woah!!! Proper game on!!! #boom #LFC 3 #Zenit 1 #EuropaLeague #Zenit are bricking it! #toomanyhashtags lol!”
Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) tweets his post-match thoughts after the Reds come up short: “Super game, plenty of character, just a little short on the night. Plenty of positives!”
And finally, Liverpool striker Adam Morgan (@AMorgan94) says the Reds can take plenty of positives from the defeat: “The heart shown by the reds today was inspiring! #ynwa”