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:

Former Villa striker Stan Collymore analyses the first half:

Ex-Manchester United and Villa centre-half Paul McGrath picks singles out Micah Richards and Ciaran Clark for special praise:

Former Reading striker Jason Roberts was certainly entertained despite a lack of goals at Villa Park:

Ian Wright tells Arsenal to make the most of City’s slip-up:

Finally, Villa midfielder Gary Gardener heaps praise on his team-mates after a battling draw:

Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
'It's really complicated': Fabrizio Romano plays down Arsenal hopes of signing James Maddison
Jurgen Klopp
'Keep an eye': Fabrizio Romano suggests Liverpool FC could sign Renato Sanches
Thomas Tuchel
'They're negotiating': Fabrizio Romano says Chelsea FC still want to sign Jules Kounde
Mikel Arteta
'It's really close': Fabrizio Romano provides update on Granit Xhaka's Arsenal future
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel sends message to Chelsea FC fans about midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
'It's really complicated': Fabrizio Romano plays down Arsenal hopes of signing James Maddison
Jurgen Klopp
'Keep an eye': Fabrizio Romano suggests Liverpool FC could sign Renato Sanches
Thomas Tuchel
'They're negotiating': Fabrizio Romano says Chelsea FC still want to sign Jules Kounde
Mikel Arteta
'It's really close': Fabrizio Romano provides update on Granit Xhaka's Arsenal future
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel sends message to Chelsea FC fans about midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
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