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.

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