Ferdinand, Carrick & more: Twitter reacts as Man United win, Spurs lose

Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick both tweet their thoughts after Manchester United beat Stoke in the cup

David De Gea
Man United goalkeepers David De Gea and Sam Johnstone Photo: Twitter/David De Gea

Manchester United set up a League Cup semi-final clash with Sunderland after a battling 2-0 win at Stoke City on Wednesday.

After a weather-interrupted first half, Ashley Young made the breakthrough with a ferocious 62nd-minute strike, before Patrice Evra curled home a brilliant second.

Meanwhile, West Ham booked a last-four clash with Manchester City after coming from behind to beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Late goals from Matt Jarvis and Modibo Maiga overturned the lead Spurs had taken through Emmanuel Adebayor’s opener.

A busy night of League Cup football prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter. Here is the best of the reaction to both games.

Former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar (‏@vdsar1970) is impressed by Evra’s well-taken second goal, which puts the game to bed: “When did Patrice Evra learned to score like that with his right foot!! Wow never seen this in my time @ManUtd @CapitalOne_Cup”

Injured United midfielder Michael Carrick ‏(@carras16) is too: “Oh Pat.. What am I seeing?? Caressed with that sweet right foot.. Great goal”

Defender Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) tweets his delight at the result: “Lovely result tonight. Great conditions, wind, sleet, rain, cold….perfect! Well done @youngy18 getting ya goal & assist for Pat! @ManUtd”

Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen ‏(@TSorensen1) thanks the home fans after the loss: “Gutted with the result but we gave everything on difficult night. Thanks for the great support #PotterNation”

And Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara (‏@chris_kammy) gives us his full-time view: “2-0 to The Moyes Boy’s. Stoke had a go but United’s finishing did for them, next up the draw for the Semis”

Meanwhile, the reaction from White Lart Lane filters through, and Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) is not happy: “So disappointed with another home loss. Wasn’t there don’t know why we lost, too many injury’s with out defenders. Shame for Sherwood”

Former heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis ‏(@LennoxLewis) is delighted for the Hammers: “Big up to West Ham for big win 2-1 at Tottenham! Booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals #WHUFC”

So is West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison (‏@morrisonravel): “Great win tonight solid performance by Us Semi finals next fans were Great #westhamfamily”

And finally, midfielder Matt Taylor ‏(@Official_MattT) is ecstatic after helping his side to victory: “What a fantastic performance and result from the boys… Absolutely buzzing….. #COYI”

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