Word on the Tweet: 'My mum would have scored it' - Carlton Cole admits he missed a sitter

While the West Ham striker ridiculed himself for a horrendous miss, Victor Moses looks ahead to the west London derby with QPR, Rio Ferdinand discusses wages and much more
"I'd have buried that" is what most people watching from their sofas at home would have said when Carlton Cole blazed over from all of two-yards out in West Ham's 2-1 win over Norwich on Tuesday. And you probably wouldn't be wrong.

Well, the forward has gone one better and suggested that his own mother would have put the ball in the back of the net if she was presented with the same chance.

Meanwhile, Wigan's Emmerson Boyce, Fulham's David Stockdale and Swansea's Wayne Routledge reflect on their New Year matches while Victor Moses looks ahead to Chelsea's first fixture of 2013.

Elsewhere on the social media network Gary Lineker is stuck in 2012, Rio Ferdinand talks money, Glen Johnson talks business and Joey Barton heads back to France.

It's all here in the Word on the Tweet ...

"Damn just watched match of the day , it really was a soccer a.m. "Taxi for Carlton " moment, my mum woulda put that away!‪#chinup‬

"Fair enough I missed a sitter but what I was more happy with today was with how I coped with it, I tried my best to forget about it & focus"

West Ham
striker Carlton Cole has a laugh at his own expense after a shocking miss in their 2-1 win over Norwich on Tuesday.

"happy new year all, can't wait for game tonight another big one for us looking forward to it"

attacker Victor Moses gears up for the west London derby with QPR this evening, but not after a polite festive greeting. You too, Victor!

"Servicemen/women are seriously underpaid for what they do....sports stars are paid astonishing amounts...we put in work but know we r lucky."

Manchester Untited
defender Rio Ferdinand, a regular for expressing his views on WOTT, offers some thoughts on the country's pay structure.

"2nd day of 2012 and 2nd show coming up. Real resolution this new year."

TV pundit and former England forward Gary Lineker is stuck in the past. It's 2013 now, Gary.

"FTSE 100 finally cracks the 6000 barrier ‪#AboutTime‬ ‪#ItsAStart‬"

may have an important Premier League match against Sunderland to prepare for, but full-back Glen Johnson is emerged in some business as the January window opens. Buy, sell, buy buy, sell!.

"Another day. Another airport. Back to France. Can't wait to get the arl' footie boots back on…"

Joey Barton
racks up the airmiles as he heads back to France, where he is on loan at Marseille. Isn't an 'arl' an old French tank? Hmmm.

"Not the result we were looking for to start the New Year, United played better than us, And we let some poor goals in"

Emmerson Boyce bemoans their 4-0 loss to Manchester United with some plain & simple analysis.

"It's one of them morning where a coffee is a must! ‪#EyesWideShut‬"

winger Wayne Routledge was clearly partying hard last night after his fine goal and the club's, erm, draw with Aston Villa.

"Morning Fulham family! Feels good going To training with 3 points in the bag!"

David Stockdale
is feeling fresh as he greets the Fulham family mafia after their long-overdue win against West Brom ended a run of four league games without victory.