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

Vincent Kompany
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

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”

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