FOOTIE TWEETS: Ba celebrates Chelsea win; Spurs stars up for top four battle; Bruno Gomes drops Man Utd hint
Brad Davies reviews the reaction of Premier League stars on Twitter to a big weekend of action.
It seems Chelsea, may have had a bit of extra help in beating Manchester United on Sunday, striker Demba Ba putting his side's late victory down to divine intervention:"It was a hard battle, but thanks God, one goal difference was enough today!"
It was a good weekend for Jan Vertonghen, his current employers back on the winners list and his former employers taking out the Eredivisie title: "Big 3 points yesterday! Thx for the support! Now waiting for Ajax to become champion today! #beautifulday."
The Blues and Spurs now turn their attentions to their midweek clash, which will go a long way to deciding who grabs a top four spot and two of the biggest stars of the clash were already looking ahead.
Eden Hazard: "Very important win now our focus is on wednesday. #cfc"
Gareth Bale: "Great result today. We're still in the hunt for top four. Wednesday will be huge #downtothewire"
Down south In the relegation battle, Villa's late season renaissance continued, Brad Guzan praising Gabby Agbonlahor's double along with some good fortune: "Another great result! gabby had 2 great finishes and a bit lucky at the end! #utv #3points."
Watching from abroad, a couple of former Premier Leaguers had their eyes on the future, one showing off his potential management chops and the other talking his up.
Tim Cahill, taking more than a passing interest in the Merseyside Derby proved just how well he knows David Moyes and his old side: "Next sub for Everton will be around the 70th min. Jelevic. Come on the Blues #derbyday"
And then, sure enough: "Hahaha Jelevic on. Yesssss. This has been my club for 8-9 years. I'm just in manager mode and had the gut feeling. #COYB"
Speaking of 8 or 9 years, Joey Barton reckons that's about how long he's still got left before he hangs up his boots: "Yes, for those of you asking I will almost certainly manage when I stop playing. Reckon I've got about 8/9 years left at the top!"
As he tends to do, he continued: "Football is a simple game complicated by fools and people stealing livings."
Eventually he was kind enough to let us in on the secrets of management: "To be a top manager you need brains and balls. I have both in abundance. Watch this space."
Lastly, after knocking in a lazy 7 goals along with 2 assists in Deportivo Brasil's recent 12-0 under 17 cup victory, Manchester United starlet in waiting, Bruno Gomes left this message to his fans:
"Guys, I will not play the next four rounds of the Paulista sub 17, because of a trip to Europe. May 30 will be back! Bye bye."
With form and potential like his, it won't be long before he's on a one way ticket out of Brazil.
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