Gibson, Kilbane & more: Twitter reacts as Everton thump Man City

Darron Gibson and Kevin Kilbane both tweet their thoughts after Everton deliver a potentially fatal blow to Man City's title hopes

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Everton delivered a potentially fatal blow to Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes after a 2-0 victory at Goodison Park.

Leon Osman opened the scoring in the 32nd minute before Steven Pienaar was sent off in the second half, and Nikica Jelavic secured three points on the stroke of full-time.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to Everton’s impressive win.

Former City midfielder Joey Barton (‏@Joey7Barton) reckons the title race could be over if his Mancini’s men lose: “If City lose here. Might as well present Man U with the trophy next week. #curtains”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer ‏(@MCATEER4) is shocked by Osman’s opening goal: “Strike Osman !! I am surprised he reached from there though!”

Arsenal youngster Craig Eastmond ‏(@craigleastmond) is impressed by the strike: “Great finish #Osman too much #tekkers”

Former Everton midfielder Peter Reid ‏(@reid6peter) is decidedly unimpressed with the Citizens: “Everton good , City bang average. Half-time.”

Boxer and City supporter Ricky Hatton (@HitmanHatton) is optimistic after Pienaar’s sending off: “Half a chance now. Come on Blues.”

Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor (‏@TaylorR1984) reckons City’s title hopes are over after Jelavic’s goal: “Race for the title has just ended at Goodison Park.”

Ex-Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin (‏@DionDublinsDube) hails David Moyes’s side: “Everton were just brilliant today! #congratulations”

Former Bradford City manager Chris Kamara (‏@chris_kammy) felt the referee should have given a penalty: “Great performance by Everton, referee bottled giving City a pen. At the Wolves today for the bigun against Bristol City. It should be a cracker:)!”

Everton legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) says that the title race is done and dusted: “Everton score a second and this season’s title race is concluded. Must add that it was a superb performance and victory for Everton.”

Former Sunderland midfielder Michael Gray ‏(@mickygray33) isn’t helping to ease City pain: “If City lose to Newcastle and United keep winning will they have to do a guard of honour at old Trafford? That would hurt. #PremierLeague”

Ex-Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane (‏@kdkilbane77) praises his fellow countryman: “Everton outstanding today in a great win. Great goal and performance by Osman. Seamus Coleman outstanding. Amazing decisions by the ref.”

Toffees midfielder Darron Gibson ‏(@D_gibson4) is happy with the result: “F*ckin get in there!”

Finally, Hatton (‏@HitmanHatton) is in for a tough end to Saturday: “As if that wasn’t bad enough result, now Jen wants to go shopping, just kill me now.”

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