Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko and Co. Tweet to Celebrate Liverpool's Capitulation

Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistMay 6, 2014

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring the second goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Saturday May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)
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Manchester City players couldn't hide their joy as Liverpool surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace, a result that leaves Brendan Rodgers' Reds on the brink of throwing away their Premier League title hopes.

Twitter exploded with reaction after Dwight Gayle's late equaliser salvaged a point for the Eagles, providing City with the chance to go two points clear of their rivals heading into the final week of the season.

Samir Nasri led the City celebrations, proclaiming his love for Tony Pulis' side in front of the world:

Aleksandar Kolarov broke his hard-man character for one moment to praise the drama of English football, while rallying his teammates to take advantage of this massive opportunity:

Edin Dzeko, who netted twice during the Citizens' crucial 3-2 victory over Everton on Saturday, posted an image to sum up his feelings after Liverpool's capitulation:

Micah Richards remains a bit-part player in City's season. Earlier in the night, the right-back indicated he and Joe Hart opted for a spot of bowling over watching the match:

Meanwhile, the jovial feeling turned to bitterness on Merseyside. Glen Johnson, who was widely criticised for his poor positioning and inability to track back during Palace's comeback, suggested the English media got it all wrong:

City now hold a massive advantage heading into Wednesday's game with Aston Villa. Manuel Pellegrini's men can finally go ahead on points and don't have to worry about the distant threat of goal difference ruining their season.

More importantly, they can afford to draw one of their final two matches and still win the league.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05:  Glen Johnson of Liverpool and Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on May 5, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Cl
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The goal difference looked under threat when Liverpool notched their third goal against Palace. Chasing more goals, the Reds ultimately shot themselves in the foot.

Four points from City's final two games will see them crowned champions, unless Liverpool produce a miracle result against Newcastle. Pellegrini's side have the advantage of playing both games at home, but as we've seen this campaign, they shouldn't take anything for granted.

With Premier League silverware slipping away from residency on Merseyside, it's now up to City's players to ensure their celebrations don't fall short, much like Liverpool's ambitions on Monday night.