Kilbane, Hamann and more: Twitter reacts as Man City thrash Newcastle

Kevin Kilbane and Dietmar Hamann are among the tweeters as Manchester City thrash Newcastle 4-0 in their league opener

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Manchester City thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 to win their first Premier League game under Manuel Pellegrini in impressive fashion on Monday night.

David Silva and Sergio Aguero struck before the break, with Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri netting in the second half to wrap up a comfortable win after the Mapgies had Steven Taylor sent off.

The first Monday game of the Premier League season inevitably prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, from professionals past and present.

Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox (@Scoxy31Real) is impressed by City’s energetic start: “City’s hunting the ball back is a joke. #greatwork”

As is England cricketer Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions): “Man city looking better than beans on toast hear like”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) keeps it short and sweet: “City look good.”

Crystal Palace coach Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) notices a lack of his fellow countrymen: “The passion, drive and pace of the #EPL wait a min, there’s only 2 English players on the pitch? #mnf”

Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) gives us his half-time verdict, as goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero make it 2-0: “City under Pellegrini look very good & making it look easy – 2-0 half time – Big team talk needed from Pards, Steven Taylor sent off”

Anzhi defender Christopher Samba (@cs4christsamba1) is happy to see Yaya Toure make it 3-0: “Well done Yaya 3nil manchester city”

As is boxer Ricky Hatton (@HitmanHatton): “Class yaya.”

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday man Michael Gray (@mickygray33) chimes in after Steven Taylor’s red card: “10 men or not this really is men v boys…!!! Newcastle will struggle this season..!!! #PremierLeague”

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is not happy: “We’re so far behind this City team in terms of ability, it’s embarrassing. #WENGEROUT #Afc”

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) picks up Bright’s point: “2 English qualified players on the pitch now at the Etihad… Can’t be right for England’s World Cup hopes…!!!!!!”

Ex-Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) is backing David Silva to shine this season: “Think Silva will show the consistent form from 11/12 season this yr. #classact”

Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) asks his followers for their take: “4-0 to Man City Are they that good or are Newcastle making them look good? Like Spurs did with Crystal Palace”

Former Newcastle defender Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) is hurt: “This has been painful to watch.”

Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) tweets his verdict: “City very impressive….not seen anything from the Toon Army to inspire me ….”

Sunderland’s Craig Gardner (@CraigGards8) is impressed by Jamie Carragher’s punditry: “I’m having Jamie carragher on MNF he’s don’t give a crap says it how’s it is haha class”

Ex-Norwich striker Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) adds his full-time verdict: “Caught the second half of #McfcvNufc after work, City looked superb going forward! Navas was outstanding”

And finally, Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) tweets his thoughts on Carragher: “Feel like I’m getting after Carragher here. Maybe its just that I’m not used to having a pure, unfiltered scouser on the telly. My issue…”

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