Barton, Lineker & more: Twitter reacts as Everton & Man City falter

Joey Barton and Gary Lineker both tweet their thoughts after Everton and Manchester City suffer surprise results on Wednesday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
QPR midfielder Joey Barton Photo: Joey Barton/Twitter

Manchester City suffered a big blow in their bid to win the Premier League title after a 2-2 draw with bottom club Sunderland at The Etihad.

Meanwhile, top-four chasing Everton failed to leapfrog Arsenal after a shock 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Unsurprisingly, the two shocks in the Premier League prompted a flurry of Twitter reaction from the professionals, with the best tweets listed in chronological order below.

QPR midfielder Joey Barton (‏@Joey7Barton) is expecting big finishes at Goodison Park and The Etihad: “Everton and City need a huge finish to these games tonight.”

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran ‏(@JMcEachran20) is thrilled for his England Under-21 team-mate: “Yesss lad!!! @ConnorWickham10”

Former Liverpool defender Rob Jones (‏@RobjonesLFC2) is also celebrating as Wickham finds the back of the net: “Get innnnnn Sunderland!!!!!”

Ex-Sunderland midfielder Alex Rae (‏@alexrae1969) describes Vito Mannone’s mistake: “Omg the Sunderland keeper has had a nightmare 2-2 now.”

On-loan Everton defender Shane Duffy (‏@ShaneDuffy34) is clearly disappointed with the loss to Crystal Palace: “Gutted !! #EFC”

However, ex-Palace star Mark Bright (‏@Mark__Bright) hails the soaring Eagles’s form: “Get in….. 4 wins in a row including two teams from top 5… #cpfc #40pts”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) sums up the Premier League: “Only in the Premier League could the team at the very bottom, possibly scupper a team’s title aspirations.”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder David Thompson ‏(@77thomo) wonders how bad Ian Holloway must be as manager given Palace’s turnaround under Tony Pulis: “What happened to Everton tonight? Palace where dead and buried under Holloway just highlights how bad a manager he is top blagger him and there’s a few more like him.”

Everton legend Peter Reid ‏(@reid6peter) is sporting enough to praise Tony Pulis: “Oh no Everton. Had a feeling it would be a tough game, TP great job.”

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (‏@MarioMelchiot) has 27 April circled in his diary: “Is #Everton running out of steam? And is #mancity throwing away their title dreams? #LFC vs #CFC could be the game to watch! #mmlove #BPL”


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