Mata, Wright and more: Twitter reacts as Man United win, Arsenal draw
Juan Mata and Ian Wright both tweet their thoughts after Manchester United beat Cardiff but Arsenal are held at Southampton
Juan Mata made his Old Trafford debut as Manchester United ran out 2-0 winners over Cardiff City on Tuesday night.
Robin van Persie and Ashley Young scored either side of half-time to help David Moyes’ men to victory as the Red Devils’ club-record signing played his first game for the club.
Elsewhere, Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton as Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla’s second-half goals were cancelled out by strikes from Jose Fonte and Adam Lallana.
A busy night of Premier League action inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates.
Juan Mata (@juanmata8) is quick to pick up his phone after helping the Red Devils to victory: “First game!! First three points!! Thank you all!!! Primer partido!! Primeros tres puntos!! Gracias a todos!! #mufc”
United coach Phil Neville (@fizzer18) is sure that there is more to come: “Great result just the start – well done!!”
Injured Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) is looking forward to the game: “3 points up for grabs! Good luck boys #Arsenal”
Gunners legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) celebrates as his former side take the lead: “Woo hooooooooooooo !!!!”
But his (@IanWright0) joy is short-lived as Adam Lallana makes is 2-2: “Aaaaah Mannnnnn!”
Former Southampton captain Claus Lundekvam (@SaintSkipper5) is delighted to see the Saints equalise: “Game on great game. I forgive you J Rod:)”
And after Mathieu Flamini is set off, Wright @IanWright0 is pleased with a point: “Well done boys.”
And finally, celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) urges Arsene Wenger to splash the cash before Friday’s transfer deadline: “Top. Of. The. League. #Skin #Teeth […] Arsenal looking fragile with the hardest fixture period of season to come. Come on Wenger, BUY now. #Afc”