Cole, Van der Sar & more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea win, Man United draw

Ashley Cole and Edwin van der Sar both tweet their thoughts after Chelsea beat Fulham and Man United draw at West Ham

ashley cole
Ashley Cole helped Chelsea beat Fulham on Wednesday Photo: TSR

Robin van Persie scored a late equaliser to help Manchester United secure a 2-2 draw with West Ham United at Upton Park.

Elsewhere, Manchester City closed the gap to 13 points on their rivals after a slender 1-0 victory over Wigan Athletic, while Chelsea moved into third place courtesy of a 3-0 win against Fulham in the west London derby.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals to Wednesday night’s action in the Premier League, in chronological order.

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid (‏@stevenreid12) is impressed by Shinji Kagawa’s contribution to United’s first goal: “Kagawa #Feet!”

Former Red Devils goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar ‏(@vdsar1970) doesn’t fancy coming face-to-face with Andy Carroll: “Wow am I happy that I don’t have to deal with those challenges like @D_DeGea just got anymore!!”

Ex-West Ham striker John Hartson (‏@JohnHartson10) isn’t happy with Sir Alex Ferguson’s persistent complaints to the referee: “Sir Alex not happy with the physicality of West Ham. Is this the same manager that had Roy Keane and Mark Hughes snapping people week in and week out?”

Swansea winger Wayne Routledge ‏(@WayneRoutledge) is impressed by David Luiz’s goal: “Omg David Luiz!!! #Bang”

Former Fulham striker Brian McBride ‏(@BMcBride20) can only admire the stunning shot: “Umm. Wow!!”

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ‏(@morriskid) can’t resist taunting Fulham fans: “One team in the west of London!!!”

Former Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt ‏(@MikePollitt12) felt the Latics deserved more at City: “Did not deserve that.. heads up boys and keep going.”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) jokes the title race is still alive: “Still think City can take United to the very end…..of April.”

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole ‏(@TheRealAC3) hails a big derby victory: “Great result boys needed the win!”

Former Wigan defender Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) praises Tevez’s performance: “Tevez outstanding!”

City striker Sergio Aguero (‏@aguerosergiokun) also hails his compatriot: “Even game but Carlitos’ great goal secured the win. I left just in case – I felt a little bother and rather not risk it.”

Ex-Norwich star Iwan Roberts ‏(@iwanwroberts) has only just seen the wonder-goal at Craven Cottage: “Oh my god just seen David Luiz’s strike, you don’t save those!”

And Jordan Stewart ‏(@jordanstewart) agrees: “David Luiz. Wowwwwwwwwww!”

Finally, City captain Vincent Kompany (‏@VincentKompany) felt the Citizens did well to secure maximum points: “Wigan were really good tonight. Considering, it’s a great result. #MCFC”

Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign 'perfect' Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Reece James
Reece James makes vow to Chelsea FC fans ahead of Real Madrid clash
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves urges Man United to make this ‘amazing’ signing
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand predicts where Liverpool FC are going to finish
Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign 'perfect' Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Reece James
Reece James makes vow to Chelsea FC fans ahead of Real Madrid clash
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves urges Man United to make this ‘amazing’ signing
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand predicts where Liverpool FC are going to finish
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature