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

Vincent Kompany
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany Photo: S Grout, via Wikimedia

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.”

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