Manchester City fans react on Twitter to James Milner's display v Stoke

Supporters of the Premier League champions want the club to tie the midfielder down to a new contract pronto!

A dodgy DJing celebration aside... Manchester City midfielder James Milner is making a real name for himself right now.

During the champions' 4-1 win over Stoke City last night, City fans were treated to the usual brilliance of David Silva, the magnificence of an in-form Samir Nasri and the beauty of an on-song Sergio Aguero.

But Milner stood out just as much. And Manchester City fans are urging the club at the earliest possible opportunity to tie the 29-year-old down to a new deal.

Milner is out of contract in the summer and supporters want City to do all they can - and pay all he wants - to ensure the midfielder stays at the club. They also recognise, of course, that he must be willing to sign that deal.

Against Stoke, the England international yet again proved he is far more than a mere utility man and fans feel his importance to the side is growing week by week.

The Stoke win wasn't quite enough to reduce the gap behind Premier League leaders Chelsea - they also won against Everton - but it was a step in the right direction after the weekend's slip up against Hull City. Especially as Manchester City ended their Stoke hoodoo.

Here, then, is some of the best reaction to Milner's display against the Potters!

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