Flanagan, Kompany & more: Twitter reacts as Man City beat Liverpool
Jon Flanagan and Vincent Kompany both tweet their thoughts after Manchester City are 2-1 winners against Liverpool at The Etihad
Alvaro Negredo scored a first-half winner as Manchester City edged to a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day.
Reds midfielder Philippe Coutinho gave the visitors a 24th-minute lead but Vincent Kompany and Alvaro Negredo overturned Liverpool’s advantage before half-time.
After a thrilling day of festive action, here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to City’s win.
Injured Liverpool left-back Jon Flanagan (@jon_flan93) isn’t impressed by the linesman’s decision to flag Raheem Sterling offside: “Joke!!!!!!!!!”
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is enjoying Boxing Day’s final clash: “Good game this….”
Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) leaps to the defence of Simon Mignolet: “That’s Mignolet’s first error of the season. After Suarez he’s been LFC’s best player this season…remember that as your criticize.”
Ex-Liverpool striker John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) has a unique way of describing the Reds’ defending: “Killer blow!!!Good going forward, we’re like Santa bearing gifts at the back. Can’t see us winning now. Draw at very best.”
Reds legend Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) feels Sterling should have given his side the lead at Etihad Stadium: “Bad miss Raheem…But follow through from defender into back? Doesn’t matter if it was after the shot.. Not seen replay #clutching”
Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) finds Joleon Lescott’s attempts to stop Luis Suarez amusing: “Suarez had Lescott doing the hokey kokey. #ShakeAndBake”
QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) reckons Liverpool will be contenders: “City win. Liverpool deserved something from that. Think they will be there or thereabouts come what May on that performance.”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) hails Liverpool’s progress under Rodgers: “Great win for City, but boy, Liverpool have come a long way under Brendan Rodgers.”
Ex-Liverpool and City midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) gives his thoughts on the match: “Proud of LFC’s effort, they have come a long way. City breathtaking, fantastic game to watch.”
Former Reds striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) felt the Reds deserved a point: “Just leaving The Etihad. Great game, first half in particular. I thought Liverpool were unlucky not to take anything from the game.”
Finally, Citizens captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) is happy with three points: “Tough game toady peoples, believe me! Nevertheless, great win!! City 2 – 1 Liverpool! #mcfc”