Negredo, Kompany and more: Twitter reacts as Man City thrash West Ham
Alvaro Negredo and Vincent Kompany both tweet their thoughts as Manchester City hit West Ham for six
Alvaro Negredo hit a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed West Ham United 6-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.
The Spaniard scored twice in the opening 26 minutes to put City in charge, and Yaya Toure added a third goal five minutes before half-time.
Negredo completed his treble in the 52nd minute, before Edin Dzeko added a further two goals to all but secure City’s place in the Wembley final.
The mauling inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Tottenham defender Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) points out the Hammers’ schooling: “Football lesson at the Etihad”
Ex-Arsenal man John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) feels for the fans: “This must be hard to take for West Ham fans it’s bordering on shambolic .Their punters deserve so much better.”
Former Bolton captain Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) tells Allardyce to get his priorities straight: “Yikes 30 minutes left yet, think Sam may have to rest players in second leg now. #concentrateonstayingup”
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) makes a valid point: “Me thinks Roger Johnson will remember this debut”
Ex-Hammer Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) is worried: “The players couldn’t look less interested, #MCFC v #WHUFC, lying to myself and saying it’s because it’s the Cup and not the score.”
Derby County’s Jeff Hendrick (@JeffHendrick92) feels sorry for Adrian in the visitors’ goal: “West ham keeper is playing good.. But he has still let 5 in”
Ex-Norwich man Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) feels the Hammers are inviting pressure: “If the West Ham back 4 dropped any deeper they’d be back at Maine Road! #PanicStations #Mcfc”
Former boxer and City fan Ricky Hatton (@HitmanHatton) is a happy chap: “6-0. Talk about found our feet now. Blue army.”
Ex-Aston Villa man Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) finds the post-match interview amusing: “Love the fact that @EdDzeko had lost count of how many #MCFC had scored!! #CapitalOneCup”
City defender Pablo Zabaleta (@pablo_zabaleta) praises the star of the show and posts the picture above: “Congratulations to my friend @_AlvaroNegredo_ for the hat-trick!!!!”
Skipper Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) is understandably thrilled: “Couldn’t have done any better today. City 6 – 0 West ham. #MCFC #CapitalOneCup”
And hat-trick hero Alvaro Negredo (@_AlvaroNegredo_) has the final say: “Good performance of the teammates. I’m very happy with my 3 goals too! Here is the ball of the match..”