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How Twitter reacted to Manchester City v Barcelona

| 25.02.2015

After a game in which Manchester City rediscovered their long-standing ability to implode under pressure with a 2-1 loss to Barcelona, fans and pundits alike took to Twitter to express themselves in 140 characters or less.

From the amusing to the absurd, everyone had their say on an absorbing contest at the Etihad and after a separating the wheat from the chaff, we’ve compiled some of the very best Tweets of the night.

Luis Suarez took centre stage on the night, with two goals, and it was the same on social media with Infrostrada Sports highlighting a statistic that Joe Hart may want to avoid…

Elsewhere conspiracy was afoot on the Suarez front, with some fans claiming they had uncovered video evidence suggesting he may have attempted to bite Martin Demichelis. The key word is attempted.


101 Great Goals were more concerned with sticking the boot in on City defender Vincent Kompany after a poor performance from the Belgian and some rather ill-advised pre-match talk.

Ladbrokes came over a bit Grease in their assessment of the Sky Blues’ Champions League prospects.


But that was nothing compared to the scathing assessment offered up by Chris Waddle, BBC Sport’s very own version of Ebenezer Scrooge, with all the Christmas references replaced by football ones.

All the big names had their say on the match, from Gary Lineker…


…to Gordon Hill aka the Wealdstone Raider – remember him? No me neither.

Still the final word must go to Oddschecker, who managed to pick up on a moment that kind of summed things up for City on the night – Jordi Alba launching a long ball directly into the groin of Edin Dzeko.


Now that is how you neutralise the attacking threat of the Bosnian – Newcastle take note!

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.