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Kompany: I ignored orders not to shoot!

7 May 2019
Vincent Kompany, Manchester City

Manchester City captain says his winning strike against Leicester City had been some time coming

If Vincent Kompany had listened to his team-mates, Manchester City might now be lying second in the Premier League table and not be favourites to regain the title.

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But in the 70th minute while the scores were 0-0 against a resolute Leicester City side, the captain stepped forward and unleashed a fierce strike that flew into to the top corner from more than 25 yards out.

"I could hear people saying 'Don't shoot, don't shoot!" Kompany told Man City’s official website.

"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."

It was Kompany's first shot on target from outside the area in six years and gave the champions a precious victory that puts them two points ahead of Liverpool with just one match to play.

But while Man City travel to Brighton & Hove Albion on 12 May knowing a win would guarantee a fourth Premier League title whatever happens with Liverpool’s home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Kompany says it is too early to get complacent. 

"Liverpool keep making the steps and now we have a final to play in Brighton," he said. "Nothing is won yet."

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