Johnson, Van der Sar & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool win, Man United lose

Glen Johnson and Edwin van der Sar both tweet their thoughts after Man United lose to Newcastle and Liverpool beat West Ham

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Yohan Cabaye scored the winner at Man United Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Yohan Cabaye netted a second-half winner as Newcastle United secured a rare 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, in the later kick-offs, Liverpool were emphatic 4-1 winners against West Ham United and Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton, whilst Stoke sealed a surprise 3-2 win against Chelsea.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, in chronological order, after a dramatic afternoon of Premier League football.

United legend Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) wants perspective: “Be serious and have patience, faith and trust in the capability of people!”

Former Newcastle United manager Ruud Gullit (‏@GullitR) felt the Magpies merited their win: “What a great well-deserved win by @NUFCofficial at Old Trafford.”

Magpies goalkeeper Tim Krul ‏(@TimKrul) hints at some Saturday celebrations: “Buzzing with the award. Nice recognition for the team for what we have achieved in November. Small party tonight.”

Former United youth graduate Danny Webber (‏@DanielWebber81) has aptly renamed Old Trafford’s stadium: “Theatre Of Nightmares.”

Almeria midfielder Suso (‏@suso30fernandez) is clearly happy to see the Reds move up to second: “LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL!”

Ex-Liverpool and United striker Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) reckons the Reds will be happy after Chelsea and Manchester City dropped points: “Huge day for Liverpool and not a bad day for Arsenal too without even playing!!!”

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison ‏(@morrisonravel) felt sorry for his team-mates: “Good sitting with the West Ham fans at the Liverpool game unlucky today keep head up and bring the next game #WHU”

Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen (‏@TSorensen1) enjoyed the atmosphere as the Potters beat Chelsea: “Great win. Fantastic effort from everyone and an amazing goal by Assaidi to win it. The roar of the Brit got us through #ComeOnPotters”

Norwich midfielder Anthony Pilkington ‏(@Pilkington_11) is thrilled with a much-needed win at the Hawthorns: “Get in massive result! Don’t know what all the panic was about! Well done boys.”

Southampton defender Luke Shaw (‏@Luke_shaw3) is pleased with a valuable points against title contenders: “What a atmosphere today! We gave are best today! Sad about not getting all three but will take a point against a good City team ! #saintsfc”

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson ‏(@glen_johnson) is honoured to have worn the armband in the win: “Another great result! Very proud to have worn the armband, just a shame for Stevie!!! #3Morepoints”

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