Neville, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea beat Arsenal
Gary Neville and Gary Lineker both tweet their thoughts as Chelsea beat nine-man Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge
Arsenal had Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla sent off as Chelsea secured a 2-0 win over their London rivals in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.
Kurt Zouma headed in the opener in the 53rd minute from a Cesc Fabregas free-kick before Eden Hazard fired home with a shot that went in off Calum Chambers in stoppage time.
Gabriel was sent off in the first half for flicking his heel at Diego Costa, who was lucky not to see red himself for a swipe at Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal captain Cazorla was then shown a second yellow for a late tackle on Fabregas late on at Stamford Bridge.
Saturday’s controversial game inevitably sparked plenty of reaction on social media – and here are some of our favourite updates.
Gary Neville is a fan of Chelsea’s headline-maker:
I like Diego Costa! Night Night
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 19, 2015
Mario Melchiot reflects on the Blues’ victory:
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) September 19, 2015
Ruud Gullit feels that the referee changed the game:
It's a pity that this game has been full of red cards. It killed the game. http://t.co/szYZV58OSC
— Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) September 19, 2015
Don Hutchison was not impressed by the Brazilian forward:
Costa behaviour was appalling today!!! Mike Dean had a Mare today!!!'
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) September 19, 2015
Gary Lineker chimes in:
Told you Chelsea wouldn't go down.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 19, 2015
Andy Cole was not impressed by the officials:
Poor refereeing today! Experienced ref as well… #CHEvARS
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) September 19, 2015
And Ray Parlour is looking forward to the post-match reaction:
Post match press conference might be interesting
— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) September 19, 2015