Aguero, Lucas, Suso & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool, Man City win
Sergio Aguero and Lucas Leiva both tweet their thoughts after Liverpool and Manchester City both secure victories
Gareth Barry’s injury-time winner helped keep Manchester City’s Premier League title bid on track after the Citizens secured three points against Reading.
Elsewhere, Everton and Liverpool were both winners against London opposition, while Newcastle United and Sunderland snatched important victories against fellow strugglers.
Here is the best of the reaction from the professionals on Twitter.
City striker Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) found Reading’s defence tough to breakdown: “Man, this game took a huge effort from us, didn’t it? We deserved to score earlier but that’s how football is. What matters is the three points.”
Royals midfielder Danny Guthrie (@dannyguthrie20) thanks the supporters after a difficult week: “Thanks for the great reception from the travelling fans after everything, means a lot, sorry we couldn’t hold on!”
Citizens skipper Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) revels in another late winner at the Etihad: “Conclusion is: 2012 was a great year at the Etihad and we closed it off with a very important last minute win. #DejaVu #MCFC”
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster (@BenFoster) is delighted to return from injury: “Big thanks for the reception today, was great to be back in action, I’ve missed it so much! Wasn’t pretty at times but sod it, three points for Xmas!”
Everton captain Phil neville (@fizzer18) gets left behind after a win at West Ham: “Great to be back playing again I’ve missed it so much-we deserved the victory today Leon Osman was fantastic for us back in the top four! I was selected for random drug test after game took me two hours to pee, drunk five bottles of water-team bus left without me thanks lads!!!”
Toffees midfielder Darron Gibson (@D_gibson4) enjoyed a win a Upton Park: “Great result 2day again, the lads showed great character to from behind and win! We played some class football! #COYB #laaaaaaaaaa!”
Newcastle defender Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) finally tastes victory again: “Booooom! Big big win today.. Well deserved after our performance.. The noise in the stadium was mental when big shola scored #nufc!”
Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) is glad to get maximum points after a long trip south: “Three big points and a clean sheet! Massive support again that far away from home! Thanks! Safe trip home all! #hawaythelads”
Liverpool midfielder Suso (@suso30fernandez) dedicates the victory to the Reds supporters: “Great game. As I said, great win for the fans. Thanks for all the amazing support.”
Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) feels he is returning to his best: “Great victory today. I felt really well. Slowly I am getting back to my level. YNWA!”
Former Everton striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) compares Stewart Downing to Lionel Messi: “Messi has scored his 91st goal this year. Which in this day and age, is an utterly incomprehensible achievement. Even more astounding than Messi’s tally… Stewart Downing has scored.”
But Reds legend Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) is delighted for Downing after all the stick aimed at the midfielder: “Really really pleased for Stewart Downing!”