Friedel, Parlour & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal lose, Everton draw

Brad Friedel, Phil Neville and Ray Parlour all tweet their thoughts after Arsenal lose to Blackburn and Everton draw with Oldham

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Arsene Wenger's side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Blackburn Photo: Back Page Images

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Matt Smith scored a dramatic leveller for Oldham Athletic to secure a 2-2 draw with Everton and force a replay at Goodison Park.

Elsewhere, Colin Kazim-Richards netted a 72nd-minute winner to help Blackburn Rovers cause an upset by knocking Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction to a busy FA Cup day in chronological order.

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour ‏(@RealRomfordPele) and his old team-mates all suffered together: “Good to see a few of my old team-mates today. Martin K, Nigel W, Jimmy C and @piresrobert7.Sure they are as gutted as me with today’s result.”

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel ‏(@friedel_b) is pleased for his former club: “Just saw Blackburn’s result!!!! Well done!”

While Reading striker Jason Roberts (‏@JasonRoberts30) toasts his old employers: “Congrats to BRFC…and my ex team-mates Appy & Mooro….here’s to more success for the Rovers!!”

Royals star Noel Hunt (‏@boyhunt) catches the first goal at Boundpary Park just in time: “Hahahaa I just turned on my tele saying oh I must watch @JordanObita, and as I turned it on, he is putting the ball in the net, love it Jordo!!”

Ex-Liverpool striker Neil Mellor ‏(@NeilMellor33) was engrossed in the game: “Got to say I celebrated that Oldham equaliser as if I had scored myself!! #deservedreplay #FACup #wokekidsup”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) praises Oldham’s hero: “Matt Smith take a bow fella!! Huge header 2-2! Replay time! #FaCup”

Arsenal fan and comedian Jack Whitehall ‏(@jackwhitehall) wants Smith to come to the Gunners: “Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s done it again. arsenal could you buy @mattjpsmith please!”

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (‏@VincentKompany) enjoyed the tie: “Oldham-Everton. What a great cup game this turned out to be! Credit to the referee allowing the teams to have a fair battle with each other.”

Notts County striker Jordan Stewart (‏@jordanstewart3) agrees with Kompany: “That’s why football is the best sport in my opinion. Moments like that #FACup #Special!”

Everton captain Phil Neville (‏@fizzer18) is frustrated with the result: “Gutted- but we are still in the cup, great travelling support never let us down – thanks!”

Finally, Oldham Athletic’s Lee Croft (‏@croft7) tweets his thoughts: “Thanks 4 all the messages tonight guys. Means a lot. What a game that was! Atmosphere was amazing and the lads were brilliant for 90 mins!.. The magic of the FA Cup has been brilliant for us so far this season! Can’t wait for the replay at Goodison Park now! What a day #OAFC …”

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