Kompany, Silva & more: Twitter reacts as Man City beat Chelsea
Vincent Kompany and David Silva tweet their thoughts after Manchester City beat Chelsea to reach the FA Cup final
Manchester City reached their second FA Cup final in three seasons after the Citizens secured a 2-1 victory over the holders Chelsea at Wembley.
Samir Nasri put Roberto Mancini’s side ahead in the first half before Sergio Aguero doubled his side’s lead, with Demba Ba scoring a late consolation.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals in chronological order to City’s win, as well as Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Stoke City.
United striker Robin van Persie (@R20vanPersie) is pleased to end his goalless run: “A great result for us!! 2-0. Thank you for your support as always!! Six games left now, let’s build on today and get stronger to bring the trophy back to Old Trafford!”
Red Devils centre-half Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) echoes Van Persie’s words: “Great win, support was magnificent too! You have to grind out results here and we did that well today. The wind today was a wind up I’m sure!”
Stoke striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is confident the Potters will still be safe: “Disappointing result today but our fans stuck by us until the end. Five cup finals to play, I’m sure we will be ok.”
Everton midfielder Phil Neville (@fizzer18) is enjoying the semi-final: “Great start to this City vs Chelsea game.”
Former Fulham striker Brian McBride (@BMcBride20) reckons Ba could be crucial to Chelsea’s chances: “Wondering why Ba is drifting onto Kompany’s side all the time? Surely he’d rather not battle the big man. Chelsea are going to need more from him, or I could see the in-form masked man coming on. On the flip side Yaya Toure has been spectacular.”
Ex-West Ham United defender Julian Dicks (@JULIAN3DICKS) is impressed by Aguero’s goal: “Great header by Aguero, 5ft 6ins size doesn’t matter!”
Former Southampton striker James Beattie (@Jamesbeattie) hails Aguero’s determination: “Aguero never got the ball on his first run, instantly made another. Great movement, class header. Even at that level, defenders ball watch.”
Brazil legend Ronaldo (@ClaroRonaldo) praises City’s first- half performance: “Manchester City are playing a fantastic game. ‘@memeny: @ClaroRonaldo what do u think of the city / Chelsea game?’”
Ex-Newcastle defender Warren Barton (@warrenbarton2) is excited as Ba halves the deficit: “Game on!!!”
And former Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) is impressed by Ba’s clinical finish: “Beauty from @dembabafoot!! Game on!! #CFC 1 #MCFC 2 #FACup”
QPR defender Chris Samba (@cs4christsamba1) can see Chelsea levelling the semi-final: “End-to-end football, if Chelsea get one more then I think they will take it!”
But Chelsea can’t find an equaliser, and City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) is delighted to reach the FA Cup final: “We’re in the final!! #MCFC”
Injured City midfielder David Silva (@21LVA) praises his team-mates: “Great job by the team today, another final @MCFC #ComeOnCity”
And City defender Pablo Zabaleta (@pablo_zabaleta) is similarly delighted: “Another FA Cup final. Come on @MCFC !!!!!”