Toure, Wilshere & more: Twitter reacts as Man City win, Arsenal draw
Yaya Toure and Jack Wilshere tweet their thoughts after Manchester City are win 3-0 winners in the derby at Old Trafford
Edin Dzeko scored either side of half-time as Manchester City sealed an emphatic 3-0 win against derby rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Elsewhere, Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by Swansea City after a late Mathieu Flamini own goal, whilst Everton secured a 3-0 victory over Newcastle.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to City’s one-sided victory.
City defender Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) is supporting his team-mates: “So gutted not to with the team tonight but knee feeling better. Hopefully train tmoz! Come on City!!!”
Be careful what you wish for Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970): “Just entertain me tonight please!! #MUFC […] This was not exactly what I meant…”
Former Sunderland star Michael Gray (@mickygray33) is critical of David Moyes: “Most one sided derby I’ve seen… City are rampant and Moyes gets his tactics wrong once again.. To negative..! #MufcvMcfc”
Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar (@therealstevenpi) reckons Ross Barkley has netted the top strike of the campaign: “Goal of the season there, Ross.”
Ex-Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) reckons his former side will be wanting a United win: “Watching #ManUtdvsManCity I’m sure there are a lot of people in london support #ManUtd tonight!!! #mmlove #BPLLive”
Ex-Swansea man Iwan Roberts (@iwanwroberts) hails Wilfried Bony: “Top-class first half by @SwansOfficial great headed goal by Wilfried Bony.”
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) suffers a rollercoaster of emotions: “Not at the game. Looking pretty desperate at the moment with Everton leading [..] GOAL @Podolski10 with the Equaliser. Giroud 2 1. That’s more like it. Get in!”
Gunners fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is clearly upset as Flamini scores an own goal to deny Arsenal victory: “Great. Just bloody GREAT.”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) tries to reassure United fans: “Some good news for Manchester United fans: Bayern Munich appear to be faltering, they only won 3-1 this evening.”
Ex-Everton captain Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) is thrilled to see a Toffees youngster star: “#Rossbarkley on fire my man @everton #COYB”
The man-of-the-moment Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20) replies: “@Tim_Cahill nice one my man.”
Swansea striker Michu (@Michuoviedo) hails a milestone: “30 points!!!”
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) reveals his method of transport to the match: “Kept it real today and got the train to the game! Good fun! #AFC”
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku (@RomeluLukaku9) heaps praise on his team-mates: “What a team performance… So proud of our performance.. On to the next one!”
Ex-City midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) thinks the Citizens’s recent success paints Roberto Mancini in a bad light: “City in a different league to United. How Mancini finished 10 points behind United and still be held in highest regards is beyond me.”
Citizens captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) is a happy skipper: “Derby win! Buzzin!! #MCFC”
Finally, City midfielder Yaya Toure (@Toure_yaya42) posts a celebratory message: “Manchester is and will always be blue…”