Aguero, Kompany and more: Twitter reacts as Man City beat Aston Villa

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Phil Thompson all tweet their thoughts after Manchester City beat Aston Villa on Monday

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Sergio Aguero missed City's trip to Aston Villa Photo: L Peron, via Wikimedia

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Carlos Tevez netted the winner for Manchester City in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester United back to 12 points.

Ciaran Clark’s mistake just before half-time resulted in the Villa captain being dispossessed by Edin Dzeko – and Tevez made no mistake from close range.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order, to City’s win.

Southampton defender Richard Chaplow ‏(@Rchap04) will be glued to the television to see how relegation rivals Villa fare: “#MNF!”

Of course, Monday Night Football means Gary Neville, and Jordan Stewart ‏(@jordanstewart3) loves the Sky Sports pundit: “Gary Neville has me on my back with some of his comments. #Realist#TalksPureSense”

Neville’s former Manchester United team-mate Peter Schmeichel ‏(@Pschmeichel1) agrees with Stewart: “@GNev2 Great analysing of the two Spurs goals in the north London derby.”

Injured City striker Sergio Aguero ‏(@aguerosergiokun) wishes his team-mates all the best: “It’s a pity I can’t be there for my team at this moment. All I can do is recover, and I’m already on it. C’mon, City!”

Former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton (‏@HitmanHatton) is feeling confident: “Come on City. Fancy us to keep the good form we’ve had the last two games going. 0-3 to city.”

Leicester defender Sean St Ledger ‏(@seanstledger12) is supporting Villa: “Big game for the Villa!! C’mon!!”

Everton striker James Vaughan (@vaughany08) is upset to see his former team-mate injured again: “Gutted to see Jack Rodwell get injured again! Top lad and top player but getting held back by injury at the minute!”

Former Leicester man Darren Eadie (‏@eadie11) reckons City are too casual: “Watched five mins of #VillavCity, it seems to me the difference between City and United is United play with urgency whoever they play, City are too casual?”

Ex-Liverpool defender Phil Thompson (‏@Phil_Thompson4) leaps to Clark’s defence: “Poor decision by Mike Dean, Dzeko fouled Clark.”

Former Olympian Katharine Merry ‏(@KatharineMerry) is not enjoying watching her side lose: “Goal down after 74 mins….#avfc”

QPR striker Jay Bothroyd ‏(@jaybothroyd) is relieved City hung on: “Feeeeeeeeew!!!!”

Finally, injured City captain Vincent Kompany ‏(@VincentKompany) praises his team-mates: “Well done @MCFC, well done lads!! Another three points, another good performance! #MCFC”

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