Lineker, Luiz & more: Twitter reacts as Tottenham and Chelsea draw

Gary Lineker and David Luiz both tweet their thoughts as Tottenham are held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea at White Hart Lane

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David Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

John Terry scored a second-half equaliser as Chelsea held high-flying Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

Spurs capped a brilliant first-half performance with the opening goal thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson before substituted Juan Mata conjured a brilliant set-piece delivery for Terry to level.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, to the stalemate in north London.

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) can’t resist a sly dig at Chelsea midfielder Willian after the Brazilian’s Spurs snub: “Led to believe that Willian is taking advantage of his free afternoon by checking out Tottenham’s medical facilities.”

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo ‏(@OfficielSanogo) wants Spurs and Chelsea to share the spoils: “watching #Tottenham v #Chelsea, a draw would be perfect! What do you think? #AFC #Arsenal”

Surprisingly, former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) isn’t watching his beloved Lilywhites: “Annoyed can’t see the Spurs game. Fixture was changed by BT. I had to go to Birmingham booked ages ago. Understand we are 1 up at the moment.”

Pedro Pinto ‏(@pedropintotv) is happy to see Juan Mata getting some game time – and setting up the equaliser: “Mata making an impact with the great ball, solid finish from JT. Game on!”

DJ and Chelsea fan Trevor Nelson (‏@DJTrevorNelson) is thrilled to see his Blues side level: “Get in c’mon Chelsea.”

San Jose Earthquakes star Jordan Stewart ‏(@jordanstewart3) enjoys Mata’s leveller: “Powwwwwwwwww! Come on Chelsea 1-1.”

Former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage ‏(@RobbieSavage8) can’t believe the red card for Fernando Torres: “Never ever a second yellow card, shocking decision from Mike Dean!”

More from Lienker (@GaryLineker): “Spurs are top of the Premier League table.”

Tennis legend Boris Becker (‏@TheBorisBecker) felt the referee ruined the London derby: “Good game of football from both teams!!! #ref had to kill it….”

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (‏@morriskid5) hails Torres: “Thought Torres was top drawer today.”

Blues midfielder David Luiz ‏(@DavidLuiz_4) enjoyed facing his compatriot: “This is football! Was so nice to play against you bro @paulinho8!”

Finally, Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) didn’t enjoy Michael Owen’s commentary on BT Sport: “Congratulations, Benchwarmer @themichaelowen – you’re as good at punditry as you were at getting a game in the past five years. #Afc”

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