FOOTIE TWEETS: Liverpool branded 'passengers' by Fowler as Bale slams best pal!
It was a case of 'as you were' at the top of the English Premier League this morning as both Manchester clubs overcame their Super Sunday opponents to continue their breakaway individual battle and remain 7 points apart.
While the first 45 minutes at Old Trafford saw United flex their muscle against Liverpool, the second period saw the Reds up the ante and force their fierce rivals to sweat out the result.
Two former Liverpool goalscoring legends had thoughts on the tale of two halves with Michael Owen tweeting: "Classic example of the influence managers and formations have on the game. Total rubbish when people say its just about players."
Robbie Fowler was somewhat more despondent with what he saw tweeting: "Game was lost 1st half... Too many passengers, improved 2nd half, but too late."
In North London most of City v Arsenal banter centered around the game's two sending-offs. Laurent Koscielny's brain explosion in bear hugging Edin Dzeko in the penalty area was hard to argue although Piers Morgan tried with: "Ridiculous because Koscielny clearly thought he was playing rugby. Shouldn't be sent off for a momentary memory lapse."
However it was Vincent Kompany's marching orders that prompted criticism of referee Mike Dean with Robbie Savage clearly longing for the good old days tweeting: "If Kompanys tackle is a red card the game has gone, tackling is an art and it was a perfectly timed tackle."
The man himself, Vincent Kompany was also dying to have his say. Having missed the Match Of The Day interview, he offered up a few tweeted quotes to Gary Lineker: "About the tackle: If the ball is overrun by the opponent and a 50/50 challenge occurs, collision is inevitable pic"
Clearly willing to stand by his actions he went on to tweet: "Ultimately I'm a defender: Appeal may work or not. I will never pull out of a challenge, as much as I will never intend to injure a player."
Finally, football issues aside, let's spare a thought for Gareth Bale who may think twice about lending his car to friends from here on in: "Nightmare...@philwilliams23 is so dumb he put diesel in my petrol car earlier #chittychittybangbang."