Vincent Kompany enjoys a special day despite Manchester City's faltering title challenge, Ferdinand talks toilets and the footballing Twittersphere gains two new additions
There were also some additions to the Twitter family, with Brazillian legend Pele set to continue his decades-long war of words with Diego Maradona in 140 characters or less.
As the end of an action-packed Easter weekend draws near, Goal.com takes a look at some of the best reaction from yesterday's events ...
"What a goal from Ben Arfa on match of the day. Messi like. The toon are on fire"
"What a goal by Ben Arfa, #takeabow"
Former Magpie Shay Given and Phil Jones big-up Newcastle star Hatem Ben Arfa after his incredible solo goal against Bolton at the Sports Direct Arena.
"Ben Arfa....what a goal....stright through the middle like a kinife through warm butter!"
"Stop iiiiiiiiiit!! Who gets caught picking their nose....and keeps on digging while staring you out??! Hahhaha raw!"
Rio Ferdinand also has a lot of love for the Frenchman's effort - less so for an un-named nostril botherer.
"'@rioferdy5: Does my head in when people wee on the toilet seat...look at it then leave it there like its normal...nasty' How is Wazza?"
A very cheeky suggestion from Gary Neville that Wayne Rooney might be the culprit that Rio is looking for after more sanitation issues.
"Great team effort last night! Great to get a result in the end, I thought we deserved it!"
Mark Schwarzer gives his Tweeps his thoughts on Fulham's draw with Chelsea.
"Good win great goals home to relax and watch @GNev2 on MNF and eat some Easter eggs!!"
"Im not embarrassed to say it again @GNev2 is brilliant to listen too man Utd fan but completely unbiased in his views about other teams!"
Phil Neville kicks back and treats himself to some chocolate and the soothing sounds of his brother Gary after helping Everton thrash Sunderland.
"Not the best performance from me today sorry to the fans we cudnt get the win but we will keep fighting #weimannscoreswhenhewants"
Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan can probably afford a few more lax games if youngster Andreas Weimann fancies putting a few more goals away.
"New member joined twitter. Follow Gael @gael_22 Clichy"
Nigel de Jong is one of several Manchester City players to welcome Gael Clichy to the Twittershpere ...
"@NDJ_Official yes bro how do I txt back?"
The Frenchman hasn't quite got to grips with things yet though - #noob.
"Just spoke with scottish power on the phone. Nice people - i think! No clue what we spoke about #lostintranslation"
'Would you like to sign up for our green energy, sir?' Anders Lindegaard adjusts to life in England and the bamboozling calls from energy suppliers that it brings.
"Can someone explain to point of draw something to me please."
West Brom forward Simon Cox isn't a fan of the latest touchscreen fad.
"Woke up to lots of nice birthday messages. Massive thank you!"
Have another one from Goal.com, Vincent Kompany... Happy Birthday to you!