Paulinho, Townsend & more: Twitter reacts as Spurs and Swansea win
Paulinho and Andros Townsend both tweet their thoughts after Swansea City and Tottenham register wins in Europa League
Andros Townsend starred for Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League as Spurs were emphatic 5-0 winners against Dinamo Tbisli in their Europa League play-off.
Meanwhile, League Cup holders Swansea City secured a similarly impressive 5-1 win against Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti at Liberty Stadium.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, both past and present, in chronological order to events in Europe on Thursday night.
Tottenham legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) reckons Townsend could challenge Aaron Lennon: “I wonder how long it will be before Andros Townsend usurps Aaron Lennon from the first-choice starting line-up? Not long I suspect. Runs like Lennon, beats people like Lennon, has a final delivery nothing like Lennon #Townsend”
Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) is in jubiliant mood as his side romp into the lead: “Has AVB told rest of players not to pass the ball to Soldado? Is he saving him? If he does not up his game soon he might be Soldadoed!”
Chris Samba (@cs4christsamba) is pleased to see his former QPR team-mate impressing: “Good play from my old team-mate @andros_townsend 2-0 Spurs!”2
Ex-Liverpool striker Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) is enjoying watching Tottenham’s new Brazilian: “Easy street for #THFC. Looking forward to seeing Paulinho playing further forward this season. Got to be going for EL trophy this season.”
Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone (@TomHuddlestone) is pleased for his old team-mate: “@andros_townsend is on flames, get the fire extinguisher out!! Comfortable win for Spurs!”
Rested Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker (@kyle28walker) praises his colleagues: “Great job by the lads tonight, good form to take into the weekend!”
Spurs substitute Harry Kane (@hkane28) isn’t relishing the journey home: “Great win tonight! Lads were excellent! Long journey back now though, time for TV series Dexter #decent #thfc”
Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley (@tomclevz23) enjoyed watching Swansea lose their clean sheet: “Wow who just saw that overhead kick?”
Tottenham’s man-of-the-match Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) is ecstatic: “Great win 5-0 tonight and always nice to get on the score sheet! Hopefully I can continue to do the same when next given chance #coys”
Another goal scorer Paulinho (@paulinhop8) is happy to score his first Spurs goal: “We started very well in the Europa League and I am very happy to make my first goal for Tottenham! #THFC #COYS”