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England's failure to beat Montenegro was lambasted by the Marseille midfielder, while Sergio Aguero and Brad Friedel praised high-altitude wins for their respective nations

After an evening of World Cup qualifiers across the globe, footballers, pundits and, ahem, Joey Barton discussed all the goals, action and drama from Tuesday night’s action.

Marseille midfielder Barton gave a succinct and withering appraisal of England's performance against Montenegro, while Michael Owen was also preoccupied by the result in Podgorica.

Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero was full of praise for Argentina's high-altitude performance in Bolivia, while Cesc Fabregas lauded Spain's victory over France. Read on for all that and more in Goal.com's latest offering of Word on the Tweet


"England poop again!"

Joey Barton
evokes the spirit of great thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre to deliver a profound and intelligent assessment of England's below-par performance against Montenegro.


"Disappointing 2nd half. 3 home games to play but worrying that we have only beaten San Marino and Moldova so far and failed to beat Poland, Ukraine and Montenegro. Hard to take after dominant 1st half."

Michael Owen
curses England's failure to beat sides that aren't ranked 3,406th in the Fifa world rankings.


"We missed Walcott and Wilshere in the system we started v Brazil, with Gerrard the sitter. Fluidity v Brazil, pedestrian in MF in 2nd half 2nite."

Unimaginative and laboured without Arsenal duo Walcott and Wilshere, Stan Collymore gives his thoughts on a poor second half from England in Podgorica.


"A tie up on that altitude is worth a win. What a brilliant effort from the team! C'mon, Argentina!"

Sergio Aguero
praises Argentina's 1-1 draw against Bolivia, which was played almost 4,000 metres above sea level – Lionel Messi threw up due to altitude sickness, while Angel Di Maria required oxygen during the game.


"Tough loss last night, we came up against a top team with a world class player in Modric! Gutted to concede 2 goals that late in the game!"

Wales captain Ashley Williams bemoans The Dragons' late implosion in their World Cup qualifying clash with Croatia on Tuesday night.


"Just saw Mexico-US result. Anyone still questioning if Guzan is the right man? Great keeper playing all the time in a great league."

Brad Friedel
ensures the goalkeepers' – and baldies' – union remains united as he praises USA shot-stopper and namesake Brad Guzan's performance against Mexico.


"Great match between two national teams! We got the three points and become first of our group!"

Cesc Fabregas
celebrates Spain's 1-0 win over the 10 men of France, a result which saw them leapfrog Les Blues to the top of the Group I table.


"Naa is this real? Just seen a guy in 3 quarters lengths like say its not blitzing cold! What's wrong with you bro? #Done"

We interrupt this foray into last night’s World Cup qualifier action to bring you a weather update from Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond, who is disgusted by another human-being’s capacity to endure the cold.

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