Agüero, Zabaleta & more: Twitter reacts as Man City and Man United win
Sergio Agüero and Pablo Zabaleta both tweet their thoughts after Manchester City and Manchester United secure Europeans wins
James Milner struck a second-half winner as Manchester City mounted an impressive comeback to seal a 3-2 victory over holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Goals from David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and Milner helped City overturn an early 2-0 deficit at the Allianz Arena, whilst Manchester United were slender 1-0 winners against Bayer Leverkusen.
Naturally, City’s triumph against Pep Guardiola’s side prompted a huge response on Twitter, and here is our selection of the best posts from the professionals in chronological order.
Crawley Town defender James Hurst (@hursty43) hails the German side’s emphatic start: “Devastating from Bayern….”
Tottenham Hotspur youngster Adam Smith (@AdamSmith912) reckons that’s it for City after Bayern score a second in the 12th minute: “Well Man City’s game is over already!”
Meanwhile, British tennis star Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) is unenthused by United’s toothless performance: “Will United ever score at Old Trafford again?! #comeon #wheresrvp”
Former Everton midfielder Lee Carsley (@lecarso) cheers on City as Silva and Kolarov draw the Citizens level: “Go on City….”
Ex-City and current QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) isn’t impressed by the reigning champions: “Finish from Milner. Bayern all over the shop this time. 2-3 City. Great game this. How not to defend…”
Ex-England international Peter Reid (@reid6peter) heaps praise on Manuel Pellegrini’s second-string: “City ressies doing great.”
Charlton Athletic midfielder Marvin Sordell (@MarvinSordell) wants James Milner to get recognition for a great performance: “Milner, 2 assists 1 goal and barely a word said. Credit where credits due.”
Ex-Sunderland star Michael Gray (@mickygray33) is cheering on struggling United: “Yessssssss get in there #mufc #ChampionsLeague 1,0”
Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) reckons Bayern boss Guardiola might need to borrow Sir Alex Ferguson’s famed appliance: “Pep Guardiola will have his hairdresser out after this one…Which is in pristine condition! (Booboom!! I just made a joke.)”
Ex-Manchester United striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is relishing a big weekend in the Premier League: “Big night for both Manchester teams in The Champions League. Even bigger weekend for both of them in The Premier League […] How can City win all 3 of their away games in the Champions League yet don’t even look like winning away from home in The Premier League?”
City defender Pablo Zabaleta (@pablo_zabaleta) thanks the travelling support in Munich: “Incredible performance tonight, the whole team were quality!! Thanks to all the Manchester City fans for their massive support!”
Citizens midfielder Javi Garcia (@javigarcia06) is thrilled to beat the holders: “Amazing three points in a difficult stadium!Thanks to all the fans who were at the stadium tonight!#bayern 2 #ManchesterCity 3 #ChampionsLeague”
Finally, rested City striker Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) feels this is a big step for the Citizens in Europe: “Great victory of @MCFC against the champs on their home. It’s not enough to lead the group but City grows in Europe. C’mon City!”