Vincent Kompany 1 – Leicester 0
Manchester City are within touching distance of the Premier League title.
Monday night at the Etihad Stadium was historic as City beat Leicester 1-0.
The winner for the Sky Blues came from the most unlikely of sources: centre-half Vincent Kompany.
That Kompany started his third match in a row for City, ahead of the likes of John Stones, raised eyebrows before kick-off against Leicester.
However, the fact that the Belgian belted home a stunner from outside the box in the 70th minute was even more unexpected.
That was the first goal Kompany had ever scored for City from outside the box.
Sergio Aguero trolled Vincent Kompany
After the match, Sergio Aguero trolled Vincent Kompany.
Aguero was filmed telling Kompany about his reaction when the defender lined-up City’s winner.
The Argentine told his club captain that he was praying he wouldn’t shoot.
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Kompany’s interview after Leicester
The Belgian said the following:
Everyone was saying don’t shoot but I’ve not come this far in my career to be told when I can and can’t shoot.
I’ve had 15 years of top-level midfielders telling me not to shoot but I always told them one day I am going to have a shot from outside the box and I’m going to score a goal.
The last time Vincent Kompany scored from outside the box
Well done Norwegian TV2. Says the last time Kompany scored outside the box was against Brann (Norway) in 2007…and showing it pic.twitter.com/I4qo6h7E6K
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) May 6, 2019
UEFA Europa League 2007/08: Brann v Hamburg. Last time Kompany scored from outside the box!
— Even Karpuz (@EvenKarpuz) May 6, 2019
Kompany’s Man City future
Kompany’s Man City contract expires at the end of the season.
However, according to the Times on Tuesday, the defender could sign a new deal with the Sky Blues:
Pep Guardiola plans to hold contract talks with Vincent Kompany at the end of the season after the Manchester City captain scored one of the most dramatic winners in the club’s history to keep his team on top in the title race.