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

Toure, Wilshere & more: Twitter reacts as Man City win, Arsenal draw

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…”

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