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Twitter reacts to Man City win, Old Firm derby, US Open and Golovkin’s latest KO

Lee Gormley | September 11, 2016

Twitter reacts to weekend’s sporting action

It was another enthralling weekend of sporting action, kicking off with electrifying derby day drama in both Manchester and Glasgow, before the US Open provided thrills on the court and a pulsating fight took place in London.

After Manchester City and Celtic’s respective derby wins, as well as there being a British winner crowned in the US Open and Gennady Golovkin delivering on his promise to give boxing fans a Big Drama Show, Coral bring you the best online Twitter reaction from the weekend…

Manchester derby

Saturday saw the Manchester derby take centre stage in the Premier League, with Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renewing their rivalry at Old Trafford…

It was Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne that opened the scoring, finishing off a quick-fire move from the visiting Sky Blues…

Kelechi Iheanacho added a second for Guardiola’s men…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic eventually got one back for the hosts, creating history once more…

Claudio Bravo was at fault for the big Swede’s strike, though, with Joe Hart possibly watching on in delight in Italy…

Despite returning to the club for a world-record fee, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was unable to get a foothold in the derby with an underwhelming performance…

It was an afternoon to forget for Man Utd and Mourinho, with City now top of the table at this early stage of the Premier League season…

Old Firm derby

Over in Glasgow, the Old Firm derby was taking place and it turned out to be a great day for Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic, as they rampantly rallied to a 5-1 victory at home…

Bhoys summer signing Moussa Dembele wrote himself into the history books as he hit a hat-trick at Parkhead…

Joey Barton had raised tensions before the derby, claiming he was a league above Scott Brown, but the latter Hoops midfielder had the perfect response following his side’s comfortable win…

Barton may well be staying off Twitter for a while…

A good start for Rodgers in his maiden Old Firm derby, as Celtic extended their lead at the Scottish Premiership summit…

US Open

Angelique Kerber won the women’s singles US Open, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4…

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, and compatriot of Kerber, was full of praise for the new champion…

In the doubles, Jamie Murray secured a British victory alongside Brazil’s Bruno Soares…

Jamie moving out of brother Andy’s shadow now…

Golovkin stops Brook

Dominant middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin earned his 23rd successive stoppage victory when halting Britain’s Kell Brook in the fifth round of their clash at the O2 Arena in London…

‘GGG’ will now be looking for another opponent. So what’s next for the heavily avoided Golovkin?

Brook put on a brave showing against the bigger, stronger fighter, giving the capital crowd plenty to shout about when catching ‘GGG’ early on…

Golovkin’s power shone through and earned another brutal knockout victory, but Brook earned plenty of plaudits…

The returning Manny Pacquiao was also watching on…

Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle got some stick after the bout for pulling Brook out in the fifth, but it was clear his decision was the right one, with Golovkin having broke the Sheffield fighter’s eye socket…

Chris Eubank Jr was quick to call ‘GGG’ out… again…

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