Twitter reacts to emphatic Man Utd and Arsenal wins plus dramatic Crolla title defence
Robbie Purves | September 25, 2016
Twitter reacts to weekend’s sporting action
It has been another thrilling weekend of sporting action, kicking off with two shock emphatic Premier League wins and a lightweight boxing title defence.
So, read on to see the best Twitter reaction to the sporting events Coral have picked out just for you…
Man Utd 4-1 Leicester
The Red Devils answered their critics against Premier League Champions Leicester City with an impressive win, going in at half-time 4-0 up.
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) September 24, 2016
Goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba fired the under pressure side to a win in which they looked fluid, energetic and confident – with Pogba being named Man of the Match after a stellar performance.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 24, 2016
High-flying Foxes have wings clipped
For Claudio Ranieri’s side, the result was a reality check and shows us what an unbelievable, one-off achievement last year’s title triumph was. At least their fans took it well…
Leicester City fans sing to MUFC fans:
'Champions of League One, you'll never sing that'
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) September 24, 2016
It had been coming, but when Wayne Rooney was eventually dropped it almost came as a shock.
— utdreport (@utdreport) September 24, 2016
Herrera in that deep role helps the ball move a lot quicker. Gets Pogba on it in more dangerous areas, making him look better, too. Win-win.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) September 24, 2016
After a sublime team performance, England’s all-time leading scorer will find it hard to make his way back into starting contention…
— Coral (@Coral) September 24, 2016
Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners ran riot over Chelsea thanks to some awful defending, snapping the Stamford Bridge outfit’s nine league game unbeaten run in this fixture.
— Coral (@Coral) September 24, 2016
Mesut Ozil not only ran the show, scoring the final goal, but also produced a heartwarming moment at full-time by giving an adoring fan his jersey…
Ozil deixou um jovem super feliz após a vitória do Arsenal contra o Chelsea ???? pic.twitter.com/it4WWEEnle
— B24 (@B24pt) September 25, 2016
Hammers new stadium blues
The future looked bright for West Ham United moving into their new state-of-the-art stadium, but their new home hasn’t been a happy hunting ground so far this season, with fans citing the lack of soul and atmosphere…
West Ham have just played crowd noises from the stadium tannoy. Seriously. pic.twitter.com/AsqX8U4hLB
— From The Stands (@FromTStands) September 25, 2016
Last time West Ham conceded 15 or more goals in their opening six Premier League games, they were relegated.
The man who Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan said had “no knees” Charlie Austin, scored and assisted in Southampton’s 3-0 victory over the Hammers, their fourth triumph on the bounce.
Charlie Austin has now scored 5 goals in his last 4 games across all competitions.
Bang in form. pic.twitter.com/uvHv4UdBK5
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 25, 2016
Drogba fires back
After their embarrassing defeat, Blues legend Didier Drogba was on hand to fire back after Theo Walcott’s triumphant tweet.
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) September 24, 2016
Chelsea have dominated the fixture in recent years, featuring a 6-0 obliteration in 2014, on Wenger’s 1000th game as Arsenal boss.
Crolla loses belt to Linares
Venezuelan lightweight boxer Jorge Linares unified the division with an incredible fight against Manchester’s Anthony Crolla.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) September 25, 2016
Crolla failed to cope with the South American’s sharp counter-punches and savvy movement. He was then left jelly legged after taking a powerful overhand right in the sixth round.
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) September 25, 2016
Linares immediately offered Crolla a rematch at the Manchester Arena and promoter Eddie Hearn is already in negotiations.