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FOOTIE TWEETS: Wigan players celebrate Cup glory; Fergie has stars all choked up; Everton thank Moyes

Brad Davies reviews the reaction of Premier League stars on Twitter to an amazing weekend in English football.

Saturday's FA Cup Final produced the kind of fairytale result that reminded everyone of the romance that gets thrown up by the world's oldest cup competition. Entrenched in an increasingly bleak looking relegation battle, Wigan Athletic pulled off the remarkable feat of beating Manchester City with an injury time winner to take home their first ever trophy.

Latics players took to twitter amidst the celebrations.

Jordi Gomez: "We did it! FA CUP WINNERS! Great feeling! #believe"

Ali Al-Habsi "Yes we did it #believe FA cup champions, thanks to the huge fans who came and supported. We are the champions #wafc pic"

Manchester United youngster, Angelo Henriquez who has spent the second half of the season on loan at the DW, picked himself up a winners medal, something that the likes of team mates Rooney, Evra, Vidic have so far been unable to achieve. He tweeted a picture of himself and Arouna Kone captioned: "Con Arouna y la copa disfrutando un gran momento ayer...With Arouna and the cup enjoying a great moment yesterday:)"

For City, it was a disappointing day but a pair of their finest paid tribute to their conquerors.

Sergio Aguero: "It sad it wasn't meant to be, but there's always payback in football. Wigan is a worthy champion. Thanks to @MCFC fans for standing by us"

Vincent Kompany: "To our fans. I said it two years ago and we've proven. I'll say it again. City is destined for greatness, so let's just keep calm. #MCFC"

He went on: "Congratulations Wigan with their FA Cup victory. There are many reasons why they deserved the win more than we did."

It was also a weekend of farewells as David Moyes and Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to fans in their last home games in charge for Everton and Manchester United.

Big Belgian, Marouane Fellaini praised the performance his countryman Kevin Mirallis: "Very good game today and super Kevin... Really good for the last Everton game of our Coach!!!"

And Tim Cahill returned to Goodison Park, joining Moyes and the retiring Phil Neville as they were given a guard of honour onto the pitch. Cahill tweeted: "Blessed to have worked with the best #everton"

He followed with: "Will never forget this moment. Thankyou , massive privilege to say goodbye like this to my team..."

At Old Trafford, Antonio Valencia sent a simple message to the man who brought him to the club from Wigan: "Thank you so much Boss for everything."

United's opponents on the day, Swansea City were happy to be a part of the occasion, sending out their own tributes after the game.

Jonathan De Guzman: "It was an honour to apart of Sir Alex Fergusons farewell match. We came strong in the 2nd half..."

Chico Flores: "Congratulations Manchester United for title of league and to a legend Sir Ferguson."

Wayne Routledge offered: "Big congrats to all at Manchester Utd! A absolute bunch of winners and deserved to be champions by a mile this year!"

Routledge also paid tribute to the retiring Paul Scholes with some huge praise: "On another note Paul Scholes the best English player of my generation, bar none. #LEGEND"

The emotion of the occasion was felt by a couple of former United players.

Danny Simpson tweeted: "N ive just been watching Sir Alex do his speech. Not gonna lie its emotional. He's and absolute legend. Congratulations"

Michael Owen tweeted: "I don't care who you support, if Ferguson's departing speech didn't leave a lump in your throat I don't know what will. Absolute legend."

Lastly, sentiment for individuals aside, Peter Schmeichel leaves us with a reminder of what it's all about in the end: "The Premierleague trophy is back where it belongs at Old Trafford #champions2013."

Follow Brad Davies: @BradJamesDavies

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