Owen, Weimann & more: Twitter reacts as Aston Villa hold West Brom

Michael Owen and Andreas Weimann both tweet their thoughts after Aston Villa come from two goals behind to draw with West Brom

Andreas Weimann
Aston Villa midfielder Andreas Weimann Photo: Twitter/Andreas Weimann

Ashley Westwood netted a thrilling equaliser as Aston Villa came from two goals behind to recover a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

The Republic of Ireland international scored twice in the opening 11 minutes to put the Baggies in charge before Villa mounted a second-half comeback thanks to goals from Karim El Ahmadi and Westwood.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to a thrilling midlands derby.

Wigan Athletic midfielder James Mcarthur (‏@jamesmcarthur16) loves the Irishman’s opener: “Shane Long, take a bow.”

Doncaster Rovers striker David Cotterill ‏(@cotterill_david) reckons it’s all about Long’s first touch – and it is: “Great goal from Long. Great first touch #MNF”

Former Watford striker Danny Webber ‏(@DanielWebber81) joins the chorus of praise aimed at Long: “Awesome Shane Long #takeabow”

Ex-Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor ‏(@IanTaylor7) can’t believe how terrible Villa have been in the opening 10 minutes: “Unbelievable…….”

Republic of Ireland international Sean St Ledger (‏@seanstledger12) hails his international team-mate: “@Shanelong009 Looooooooong man!!”

More from Mcarthur (‏@jamesmcarthur16) can’t understand why Long isn’t a first-team regular: “Don’t know why Shane Long goes through spells on the bench #topplayer”

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam ‏(@Charlie26Adam) heaps praise on the Baggies striker: “Two top finishes from @Shanelong009.”

Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) felt Villa were the architects of their downfall for Long’s second strike: “Great goals by Long. First goal was class. Bacuna and Guzan both at fault for the second goal.”

Former Liverpool centre-half Neil Ruddock (‏@RealRazor) praises Paul Lambert’s substitutions: “Can’t remember the last time I seen three subs come on all together, fair play to the Villa boss. Ok off to bed busy week ahead for the Razor.”

Ex-Wigan midfielder Kevin Kilbane ‏(@kdkilbane77) enjoyed watching his compatriot entertain – and a great derby game: “Two Great goals from @Shanelong009 tonight with second half comeback from Villa. Been a good weekend in the @premierleague”

Manchester United youngster Nick Powell ‏(@NPowell25) is delighted for his Under-21 England team-mate: “Westy …. #puretekkers”

Baggies striker Saido Berahino ‏(@SBerahino) sends out a cryptic message: “Time to be selfish.”

Finally, Villa midfielder Andreas Weimann (‏@andiweimann) is pleased to play a part in the comeback: “Great comeback!!! #utv”

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