Aguero, Reina & more: Twitter reacts as 10-man Man City beat Hull
Sergio Agüero and Pepe Reina are among the tweeters after 10-man Manchester City were 2-0 winners against Hull
David Silva and Edin Dzeko scored either side of half-time as 10-man Manchester City edged to a 2-0 victory over Hull City at KC Stadium.
Spain international Silva put the visitors into a 14th-minute lead after Vincent Kompany had been issued with a straight red for a foul on Nikica Jelavic before Dzeko sealed three points on the stroke of full-time.
And there was plenty of praise for City’s resilient performance from the professionals on Twitter, and here is a selection of our favourite posts in chronological order.
Former Manchester United defender Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) is hoping Kompany’s red card will rule him out of the derby – but it won’t: “Is Kompany out of the derby now?”
Witty Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) expects clumsy Martin Demichelis to struggle without his Belgian team-mate: “Don’t worry City fans Demichelis will be fine on his own…….”
Injured City striker Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) celebrates Silva’s opener: “Golazooooooo @21LVA”
Ex-Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) calls on City’s giant Argentine defender to step up to the mark following Kompany’s dismissal and Silva’s strike: “Man City’s best defender sent off yet they still take the lead. Time for dimechelis to step up.”
Liverpool goalkeeper (currently on loan at Napoli) Pepe Reina (@PReina25) hails his compatriot: “What a player @21LVA!”
City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) feels harshly treated by the referee: “Proud of the guys! Phenomenal shift they have put in again! Hull 0 – 2 City. Not saying it is or it isn’t a sending off. Here’s for you to judge. I remain proud as ever of my team’s performance! #MCFC”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is impressed by City’s spirit: “Gutsy, vital and impressive win for Manchester City with 10 men.”
Former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton (@HitmanHatton) echoes Lineker’s sentiments: “What a win.80 mins with 10 men. 2-0. Needed a confidence boosting performance.certainly got it, go on City.”
Ex-Everton defender Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) picks out the key men behind the win: “Great performance from @MCFC today especially after going down to 10 men. Silva, Nasri, fernandinho, Yaya & Demichelis excellent.”
City defender Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) reserves special praise for the Citizens’s two Spanish stars: “David Silva is special! Though Javi Garcia was class today too! Great effort by all the lads.”
Finally, Citizens midfielder Fernandinho (@fernaoficial ) is pleased with three key points which moves City up to second in the league table: “Massive and important win today. Well done City.”