Neville, Townsend & more: Twitter reacts as Spurs and Swansea win

Gary Neville and Andros Townsend both tweet their thoughts after Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur and Wigan Athletic win

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Tottenham winger Andros Townsend Photo: The Sport Review

Jermain Defoe scored his fifth Europa League goal of the season as Tottenham Hotspur were 2-0 winners at Anzhi Makhachkala on Thursday night.

Defoe and Nacer Chadli sealed the club’s second Group K victory of the campaign, whilst Swansea City and Wigan Athletic were both winners against St Gallen and NK Maribor respectively.

Here is a selection of the best tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to a hectic night of action.

Ex-Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt (‏@MikePollitt12) isn’t in tune with the Latics’ naming rights: “DW tonight #EuropaLeague #Latics All the best lads. Sorry didn’t realise it’s the Wigan Athletic stadium on a Thursday!!”

Manchester United legend Gary Neville ‏(@GNev2) might be having a word in the ear of England manager Roy Hodgson: “Some finish by @IAmJermainDefoe”

However, former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ‏(@morriskid) isn’t that impressed with the goalkeeping on show in Russia: “Awful keeping.”

Ex-Spurs chairman Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) is giving the Tottenham manager some friendly advice: “AVB needs to think about the important game on Sunday against West Ham. Rest the players! The coach journey sounded horrific.”

Former Aston Villa manager Brian Little ‏(@brianlittle91) gives his performance of the week award to Arsenal: “Watched Arsenal, Man U, Spurs this week in Europe ..Most impressive… Arsenal by miles!!!”

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend (‏@andros_townsend) shows his lack of geography knowledge: “Going to appreciate the English weather soo much more after being in Russia these last few days!! #boltic… Haha sorry guys @hkane28 told me it was #boltic and not #baltic #stupidfootballers”

On his England call-up, Townsend adds: “It’s great to be named into the England squad again! Can’t wait to join up!”

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