Collymore, McGrath and more: Twitter reacts as Man City draw with Aston Villa
Stan Collymore and Paul McGrath take to Twitter after Manchester City are held to goalless draw with Aston Villa
Manchester City handed Arsenal the momentum in the Premier League title race after a goalless draw with Aston Villa.
£49m summer signing Raheem Sterling missed a good chance from close range before City midfielder Fernando hit the post in the closing moments at Villa Park.
City moved two points clear of second-placed Arsenal, but the Gunners can claim top spot with victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday evening’s north London derby.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to City’s stalemate this afternoon.
Former City playmaker Rodney Marsh questions Manuel Pellegrini’s tactics:
De Bruyne never a center forward, Pelligrini might need to change that again…bring on Kelechi
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) November 8, 2015
Former Villa striker Stan Collymore analyses the first half:
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) November 8, 2015
Ex-Manchester United and Villa centre-half Paul McGrath picks singles out Micah Richards and Ciaran Clark for special praise:
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) November 8, 2015
Former Reading striker Jason Roberts was certainly entertained despite a lack of goals at Villa Park:
One of the best 0-0 I have seen in a long time..when Villa Park is like that..it is one of the most intimidating places to play.. #avfcvmcfc
— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) November 8, 2015
Ian Wright tells Arsenal to make the most of City’s slip-up:
The balls in our court boys! Step up time. 💪💪💪COYG
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) November 8, 2015
Finally, Villa midfielder Gary Gardener heaps praise on his team-mates after a battling draw:
Great point!!!!! #utv
— Gary Gardner (@22Gards) November 8, 2015