Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has admitted it was always going to take ‘something special’ to beat Leicester after his side secured a massive 1-0 win over Brendan Rodgers men tonight at the Etihad.
Although City dominated tonight’s encounter, there was a tension in the air, and Pep Guardiola’s side struggled to play with their usual fluidity against a well-organised Foxes side.
However, with 20 minutes left on the clock City skipper Kompany stepped up to the plate and blasted a thunderous long-range strike into the top corner to send the Etihad into ecstasy.
City now know that a win in their final game of the season against Brighton will see them pip Liverpool to the title and regain their Premier League crown.
Speaking after the game Kompany revealed his side always believed they would make the breakthrough.
“It’s not about the amount of goals you score it’s about when you score them,” Kompany told the BBC.
"I could hear people saying 'Don't shoot, don't shoot!'. I've not come this far in my career to have young players tell me when to shoot!
"For 15 years, I've told people I'll score one like that"
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”Today it was necessary. From the very start we had the right intensity to try and win this game. Kasper made some important saves and only I could beat him on a day like today! I’m just trying to contribute and today we went one step closer.
“We were putting pressure on, upping the tempo but found the last pass difficult. They defended really well and it was going to take something special. I’m really happy for the team. This club, it’s part of how we have been successful to have goals like this, moments like this. We always believe that we have a chance and can play for the last second.
“Every step in the last four months was significant. Liverpool keep making the steps and now we have a final to play in Brighton, Nothing is won yet.”
NOOOOO VINNY! NOOOOOO! 😂 pic.twitter.com/iBJLnddsIg
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