Barton, Kompany & more: Twitter reacts as Man City win, Chelsea lose
Joey Barton and Vincent Kompany both tweet their thoughts after Chelsea lose to Sunderland and Man City beat Leicester
Ki Sung-Yueng netted a dramatic extra-time winner as Sunderland were 2-1 winners against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup quarter-final at Stadium of Light.
Fabio Borini and Ki overturned Frank Lampard’s opener to seal the Black Cats’ passage to the semi-finals, whilst Manchester City secured a comfortable 3-1 victory over Leicester City.
Chelsea’s exit prompted a huge response on Twitter, and here are a selection of our favourite posts on Tuesday night, in chronological order.
Leicester City fan and England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is fearful when he sees the City line-up: “Have just seen MCFC’s starting line-up. Manuel “QUÉ”!”
Former Bradford City manager Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) sums up the Stadium of Light clash well: “For those not watching Sunderland v Chelsea its been a bit quiet so far & its 0-0 half time. Let’s hope for a cracker in the second half.”
QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) pays credit to goal-line technology which ensures Chelsea do register the opening strike: “Well played the technology. Chelsea one up.”
Notts County striker David Cotterill (@cotterill_david) is particularly impressed by Chelsea’s Brazilian defender: “David Luiz range of passing is a joke #topclass #CapitalOneCup”
Sunderland legend Alex Rae (@alexrae1969) celebrates Fabio Borini’s leveller: “Get in there #safc”
More from Lineker (@GaryLineker): “Superb second half draw for @OfficialFOXES against the team that knock in five or six on a regular basis.”
Ex-Sunderland boss Peter Reid (@reid6peter) reckons the Capital One Cup atmosphere is close to eclipsing the derby day noise: “Nearly as much noise at SOL as there was at the Newcastle game!”
Former Black Cats striker Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) keeps his celebration short: “Get in!”
Hull City midfielder David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) reckons the best team won: “Sunderland have wanted this so much more than Chelsea!!!”
Preston North End forward Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) hails Sunderland’s result: “Just flipped @SkySports on, what a result its looking like for The Black Cats!”
Former Liverpool defender Neil Ruddock (@RealRazor) is thrilled for Gus Poyet’s men: “What a great finish that was! Well done to Sunderland, fully deserved their win.”
City defender Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) hails Wes Brown and Lee Cattermole: “Wes Brown and Lee Cattermole both class tonight!”
Citizens captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) praises his team-mates: “Really well played! Travelling fans were amazing! On to the semis! #MCFC”
Finally, Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) tweets his thoughts: “Thought @SAFCofficial were excellent tonight and got better as the game went on. Team spirit is there for all to see.”