Aguero, Le Tissier & more: Twitter reacts as Saints topple Man City
Sergio Aguero, Gary Lineker and Matt Le Tissier all tweet their thoughts after Southampton beat Manchester City
Manchester City’s bid to retain their Premier League title suffered a big blow after the Citizens succumbed to an emphatic 3-1 defeat by Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Arsenal were narrow winners against Sunderland, and Stoke City ended Reading’s recent good run, while Gareth Bale’s double helped Spurs to beat Newcastle.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.
Spurs match-winner Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) dedicates his goal to a team-mate’s son: “Great win today against a good Newcastle side. The victory is dedicated to Parksy’s son, Joe #prayingforyou”
QPR striker Jay bothroyd (@jaybothroyd) apologises to the fans – sort of: “Very disappointing game yesterday ! Thanks to the fans that travelled.”
Swansea’s hitman Michu (@Michuoviedo) is happy to see the Swans edge to safety: “37 points!!!!”
Swansea winger Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) agrees – adding some nice words about his former team: “Great performance form the boys today, nice to get the winning feeling back! Hope @ChicoFlores12 is ok! #37Points P.S hope QPR stay up!”
Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) felt the Black Cats deserved more: “We deserved more today! Brilliant to play in front of a sold out #SOL thanks for the support #hawaythelads”
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) praises the goalkeepers in Arsenal’s 1-0 win: “Great game at Sunderland, both goalkeepers were terrific, amazed how it only stayed 0-1!”
Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones (@KJ9nes) is happy to see the Potters win: “Thanks for the well wishes peeps enjoy that three points!”
Potters forward Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) reckons Southampton’s win will be the result of the weekend: “Looking like the result of the weekend here. The Saints go marching on while City look to have handed United the title.”
Reading striker Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) felt the Royals were denied a penalty: “Disgusted we didn’t get a pen today!! You won’t get any clearer!! Proud of my team-mates again, showed great team spirit!! On to the next!!”
While Hunt’s team-mate Danny Guthrie (@dannyguthrie20) felt Reading should have got a result: “Sounded like a tough game today but thought we were gonna pull it out in Reading time again.”
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) is counting the clock down: “Why does the clock go so slow in the final minutes of a match when you’re winning??!!”
Man City forward Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) admits that it’s looking grim for the defending champions now: “It all looks a bit grim right now, but I won’t believe giving up is an option. Some days, nothing works the way it should. This was one of those days. There’s no excuse – we need to work hard to forge ahead.”