Playing time key for Vincent Kompany in Manchester City contract talks

Playing time key for Vincent Kompany in Manchester City contract talks

Since losing at Newcastle on January 29, Pep Guardiola's side have won 13 straight Premier League games - but will that prove unlucky for some at the Amex Stadium? Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany is one of them.

"It's not normal for a centre-back to arrive at that point and strike that ball, so it's a moment you will remember".

Fans could have been forgiven for worrying that it wasn't going to arrive, but as has happened countless times, City found a way to win in the most remarkable of fashions. "He is real defender with personality and leader happy for him for the club and everybody".

Leicester's marked improvement since Rodgers took charge in February was on show in an impressive display from the visitors as City were made to sweat but just got over the line for a vital three points.

Shackling the likes of Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov, Kompany helped City go on to deliver a 1-0 win as they reached a first FA Cup final since 1981. "Today it was necessary", said Kompany.

Now, given how each of the four sides have been playing of late, it's a tad unlikely to occur. We played incredibly, I expected Leicester to be more offensive than in their last games, but they defend so deep.

However, a win for Liverpool and anything less for City would see the Reds secure their maiden English championship since they last won the old First Division title in 1990.

"It was outstanding the way we played in the second-half". Knowing how hard it is to handle the emotions to play.

Few managers know Barcelona and Liverpool - who will meet in the Champions League semfinal this week - better than Josep Guardiola. We have the pressure because we can lose because it is in our hands but we deserve to be in that position.

After a first half of battering at the door of Leicester's goal but not being able to break it down the nerves inside the Etihad were palpable. And as for Manchester City's case, their opponents Brighton and Hove Albion - would be lucky if they score even once against the Sky Blues.

This one technically counts but Chelsea were three points behind United with a much inferior goal difference so this was all but over. Kompany looked short of options as he strode forward before unleashing a rocket of a shot that arrowed into the top corner.

Kompany, 33, is in the final two months of his current contract with Manchester City, and could conceivably retire or head to a new club come June 30, unless he reaches an agreement with the club to extend his stay.

Related Articles

  • Liverpool vs. Barcelona Start Time, Live Stream Free

    Liverpool vs. Barcelona Start Time, Live Stream Free

    Liverpool's goalkeeper intervened crucially in first-half stoppage time to deny Jordi Alba after Messi sliced the hosts open on the break.
    Solskjaer has no doubts De Gea will return to form

    Solskjaer has no doubts De Gea will return to form

    Both sides had chances to take the lead and earn a valuable three points, however it finished all square between the two rivals. Speaking after the United game, Sarri felt Rojo's booking for his challenge on Willian was insufficient punishment.
    Liverpool Star Salah Stretchered Off After Head Injury

    Liverpool Star Salah Stretchered Off After Head Injury

    Liverpool will be concerned after Salah was carried off due to a head injury after a collision with Newcastle's Martin Dubravka . Origi headed in an 86th-minute goal to give Liverpool a 3-2 win on Saturday and see them return to the Premier League summit.
  • Private plane from Las Vegas to Mexico crashes, kills multiple passengers

    Private plane from Las Vegas to Mexico crashes, kills multiple passengers

    All on board were reported dead by Mexican news site Reforma , while TV channel Milenio put the death toll at 11. Reports suggest they were on the way home from watching boxer Canelo Alvarez fight at the T Mobile Arena.
    How The Finishing Horse Didn’t Win This Year’s Kentucky Derby

    How The Finishing Horse Didn’t Win This Year’s Kentucky Derby

    The shock decision marks the first time in the race's 145-year history that the victor has been changed on the day. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first at the 145th Kentucky Derby on May 4 in Louisville, Kentucky.
    It's Free Comic Book Day

    It's Free Comic Book Day

    It began in 2002 as part of a promotional effort by the North American comic book industry. "We'll be giving away comics all day long".
  • The 76ers died with Joel Embiid for one day

    The 76ers died with Joel Embiid for one day

    I'll try, but I don't know.' With that, started my day ... to his complete credit, he just kind of willed his way through it. It doesn't sound likely. "And then if coach says 'why'd you do it?' I promise you, I will say I told him to do it".
    Theresa May Urges Corbyn to Agree to Brexit Deal in Op-Ed

    Theresa May Urges Corbyn to Agree to Brexit Deal in Op-Ed

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Scottish Conservative conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain May 3, 2019. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday there was now a huge impetus on every lawmaker to get a Brexit deal done.
    Amazon.com shares boosted by Warren Buffett's comments

    Amazon.com shares boosted by Warren Buffett's comments

    Buffett also maintained that "we paid too much" for Kraft Heinz, which was created in a 2015 merger between Kraft Foods and H.J. Buffett told CNBC on Thursday that a money manager at Berkshire Hathaway has been buying shares in Amazon lately.
  • Palestinians say truce reached with Israel to end deadly violence

    Palestinians say truce reached with Israel to end deadly violence

    Nissim Dadon, a resident of the nearby Israeli town of Sderot, accused Israel's government of being too soft on Hamas. Israeli military said the airstrikes in Gaza were in retaliation for rocket fire in southen Israel.
    One killed when Russian Aeroflot plane lands with fire on board: agencies

    One killed when Russian Aeroflot plane lands with fire on board: agencies

    A criminal case was opened after the incident on charges of violation of safety rules entailing the death of two or more people. The Russian news agency TASS , citing sources, said at least 1 person was killed in the blaze.
    Democrat hoping for agreement on Mueller's House testimony

    Democrat hoping for agreement on Mueller's House testimony

    It's possible that Barr could block Mueller from appearing, since the special counsel is still a Justice Department employee. On Friday, Trump told reporters it was up to Barr to decide if Mueller should testify.