Cole, Seaman & more: Twitter reacts as England book World Cup spot

Ashley Cole and David Seaman both tweet their thoughts after England beat Poland to book their place in next summer's World Cup

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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England centurion Ashley Cole Photo: TSR

Steven Gerrard produced a captain’s goal as England booked their place in next summer’s World Cup in Brazil thanks to a 2-0 win against Poland.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute before Three Lions skipper Gerrard was rewarded for a determined display as he netted the home side’s second on the stroke of full-time.

Here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from England legends and other professionals, past and present, in chronological order to an impressive Three Lions performance.

Manchester United coach Phil Neville (‏@fizzer18) welcomes England’s opener: “Wazzzzzzzzzza get in there!!!!!!!!”

Injured England defender Ashley Cole (‏@TheRealAC3) hails the striker’s headed goal: “Yesssssssss Wazza!!!!!!! C’mon!!! #England”

Ex-Three Lions forward Dean Ashton ‏(@Dean36ashton10) can’t understand where the real England have been over the past decade: “Where has that performance been the last 10 years!!!?? #splendid”

Former Sunderland defender Michael Gray ‏(@mickygray33) praises England’s under-fire goalkeeper: “What a save Joe Hart! #England”

Dutch legend Edwin van der Sar ‏(@vdsar1970) asks the question on the lips of every England fan: “Can England hold on to their 1-0 lead and qualify @wcbrasil2014 or is Poland going to ruin their night?”

England bowler Stuart Broad (‏@StuartBroad8) starts the Gerrard love fest: “I love Stevie G!!!!!”

QPR midfielder Joey Barton (‏@Joey7Barton) praises the England boss after Gerrard’s goal: “Captain’s goal that. Nervy 2nd half but qualification is whats vital. Credit to Hodgson tonight. Bold selection. Townsend MOM for me.”

Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell (‏@sjsidwell) heaps praise on the Three Lions skipper: “Epitomised his performance tonight. Set the tone, led by example. #Gerrard”

Manchester City defender Micah Richards (‏@MicahRichards) believes Gerrard is a real England legend: “If you can count on one man; Gerrard is the one. Most consistent player I’ve seen!!!”

Former Chelsea defender Michael Duberry ‏(@Original_Dubes) heaps praise on the Three Lions: “Well done Gerrard and well done England!! Every player has played excellent!! #WorldCup2014 #England!”

England midfielder Tom Cleverley ‏(@tomclevz23) is thrilled to be possibly going to Brazil: “Get in there you beauty! Well in boys!”

Liverpool and Three Lions defender Glen Johnson ‏(@glen_johnson) is delighted for his team-mates: “Well done lads! Big result. #BrazilHereWeCome”

United centre-half Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) is happy for his former colleagues: “Well done to the boys. Na night!”

Arsenal and England legend David Seaman (‏@thedavidseaman) hails the Three Lions set-up: “Congratulations to the lads, the manager and all his staff!!!! Braaaaaaaaaazzzzzziiiiiillllll!!!”

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson (‏@Phil_Thompson42) feels the big-game players have produced the goods: “Well done England, proper display, proper result, big players played well tonight and well done to Roy Hodgson.”

Finally, former England midfielder Ray Parlour (‏@RealRomfordPele) looks forward to net summer: “Great win tonight. Brazil here we come. #England”

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