Lineker, Podolski & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal and Tottenham win

Gary Lineker and Lukas Podolski both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both secure wins on Saturday

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Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere Photo: Lukas Podolski/Twitter

Gareth Bale scored a dramatic 86th-minute winner to help Tottenham Hotspur secure a 1-0 victory over Southampton and keep their top-four bid on track.

Elsewhere, Arsenal were 1-0 winners at Queens Park Rangers, while Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic both secured big victories in their bid to beat relegation.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, both past and present, in chronological order after a hectic Saturday of Premier League action.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10) urges his team-mates to secure three points: “#Matchday let’s go #Gunners some hours left to play the derby!! Let’s fight for Champions League!”

Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt ‏(@MikePollitt12) is desperate to see the Latics rescue a result: “Get something out of the game!”

Former West Ham striker John Hartson ‏(@JohnHartson10) can’t believe Edin Dzeko’s miss at Swansea: “I’ve just seen miss of the season by Dzeko.. Oh my god..!”

Everton captain Phil Neville (‏@fizzer18) reckons Norwich City are back in danger now: “Unbelievable day of football – Norwich are right in the mix now. Who do they have left to play?”

Ex-Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) feels like he has aged many years watching his former side struggle to three points: “I am now 87 years old but it’s worth it!!! Phew!! #ohwhatfunitstoseethevillawinaway #avfc #getin”

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) hails Bale’s special winner against his former club: “Unbelievably brilliant goal from @GarethBale11 . With goals like that he should win footballer of the year….”

Ex-Wimbledon striker Jason Euell (‏@jasoneuell) is also impressed: “#Bale does it again… He’s killing me. S-T-Rike though.”

Stoke striker Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) praises the big winners in today’s relegation battles: “Fair play to Wigan and Villa. Their results have dragged a few teams that may have thought they were safe back into the relegation scrap.”

Golfer and Arsenal fan Ian Poulter (‏@IanJamesPoulter) is desperate to see his side win after Bale’s exploits: “Just watched Bale score a belter to win in the closing minutes. Arsenal now up early in this game against QPR. Must get three points.”

Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (‏@Lord_Sugar) hopes QPR give it their best shot: “Wonder if QPR will show same pride as Reading did today. Might be down but they should show some fighting spirit.”

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson ‏(@dannysimpson) reaffirms his commitment to the Magpies: “Just for the record I haven’t had an offer on the table this season and I have not once said I want to leave Newcastle and that’s a fact…”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) is far from enthused by the Gunners’s performance: “Arsenal looking distinctly average today. Which is hardly surprising, as we ARE distinctly average. Fortunately, Wenger’s staying forever.”

Villa midfielder Andreas Weimann ‏(@andiweimann) is delighted to secure three points: “Big, big win … Buzzing !! Two games to go #stayingup #utv”

Ajax striker Ryan Babel (@RyanBabel) praises the Gunners: “Well done #Arsenal!”

Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce (@EmmersonBoyce) reckons Wigan’s result could be huge in the grand scheme of things: “What a result, Another three points on the board. I knew the Wigan fans would come out in force & support us, Could hear you all game #believe”

And finally, Villa legend Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath) is thrilled for Paul Lambert: “Delighted for all Villa supporters everywhere and for the club players staff and paul lambert tg utv”

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