Ferdinand, Kompany and more: Twitter reacts as Man City beat Man United
Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany take to Twitter after Manchester City are 1-0 winners in derby at The Etihad
Manchester City won their fourth successive derby as Sergio Aguero’s second-half strike sealed a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
The Argentina international finished from close range in the 63rd minute to score his 10th Premier League goal of the season.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to events at The Etihad.
Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton (@Dean36ashton10) reacts to Smalling’s sending off: “Plonker!! #smalling”
Ex-Fulham striker Brian McBride (@BMcBride20) points to Smalling’s idiotic first booking: “Crazy. All down to a silly yellow for blocking Hart’s punt.”
QPR centre-half Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is happy to see Michael Carrick return from injury: “1st booking cost Smalling big time…good to see Carrick back. Best English defensive midfielder of his generation.”
Ex-Leicester man Darren Eadie (@eadie11) can’t quite believe Michael Oliver hasn’t awarded a spot-kick: “How on earth have #MCFC not had a pen? is Fergie in the house?”
QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) enjoyed City’s slick move for the winner: “Great ball Yaya. Top class finish from Aguero.”
Former Magpies goalkeeper Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) highlights one area Van Gaal didn’t address in the summer: “LvG with another achievement that Moyes couldn’t, replacing Webb.”
Tottenham legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is glad Aguero hit back at some frustrating refereeing decisions in the best way possible: “Probably wise of Aguero to take matters into his own feet rather than rely on the referee to give a penalty.”
More from Ferdinand (@rioferdy5): “I love Brian Kid but it hurts when I see him celebrating City goals….especially vs @ManUtd”
Ex-United man Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge): “A City team there for the taking and we’ve cut our own throats.”
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) November 2, 2014
Finally, former Southampton defender Claus Lundekvam (@SaintSkipper5): “Vincent Kompany class act. Capitano. That type of player Man U need.”