Aguero, Garcia & more: Twitter reacts as Man City beat Southampton

Sergio Aguero and Javi Garcia both tweet their thoughts after Manchester City are 4-1 winners against Soutampton

Manchester City's man-of-the-match David Silva Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Manchester City moved to within a point of Premier League leaders Liverpool after a 4-1 victory over Southampton at Etihad Stadium.

A controversial Samir Nasri goal and Edin Dzeko’s 11th Premier League strike of the season swung the match in City’s favour after Rickie Lambert had levelled following Yaya Toure’s early spot-kick.

Substitute Stevan Jovetic polished off the win, and here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to City’s impressive win.

QPR midfielder Joey Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) is concerned for Jay Rodriguez after the forward goes down with a knee injury: “Rodriguez has done his ligaments here. Might be out of the World Cup. Fingers crossed for him its not. Been on fire the lad […] Horrible looking. I hope I am completely wrong but that looks like a bad one.”

Former Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) is similarly concerned for the Southampton man: “Gutted for Jay Rodriguez. What a fantastic season he has had.Will weaken England if he’s out the World Cup.”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) tweets his thoughts: “Very much hope that the Jay Rodriguez injury is not as serious as it appears to be.”

Former Everton man Don Hutchison (‏@donhutch4) feels the Premier League needs a winter to break to prevent this from happening: “When are the Prem players gonna get a winter break!
No chance of keeping your best players fit for World Cups/Euros.”

More from Lineker (‏@GaryLineker): “I guess that’s, over to you, Chelsea and Liverpool […] I think even @VincentKompany when he comes in for MOTD tonight will admit City’s 2nd goal was offside.”

Southampton defender Calum Chambers ‏(@CalumChambers95) wishes his team-mate well: “Disappointing result today, wishing Jay Rod a quick recovery!!”

City midfielder Javi Garcia (‏@javigarcia06) is eyeing the title: “Another step towards our objective…. Come on City!! #ManchesterCity”

Injured City striker Sergio Aguero ‏(@aguerosergiokun) praises his team-mates: “Very glad to keep adding up points by the threes! Now let’s get fully ready for our next encounter. C’mon City!”

Finally, former Liverpool striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) tweets his thoughts: “Another entertaining game at The Etihad today. Southampton were brilliant first half but City cruised to victory in the end.”

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