Kompany Scores A Screamer To Put City On Top

Vincent Kompany's place in the pantheon of Manchester City legends was already assured before Monday night, albeit not for his long-range shooting.

The Belgian centre-back has now scored 20 goals for City since he joined in the summer of 2008, but his unlikely and spectacular winner against Leicester was his first goal from outside the box, only the 10th time he has tried his luck from that range, the third occasion he has hit the target and the first time he has managed it since 2013.

No wonder his manager Pep Guardiola admits he was thinking "don't shoot" as the 33-year-old strode forward late in the game with the score goalless and victory imperative.

It was a feeling shared by most people inside Etihad Stadium, whose nerves were being stretched to breaking point by City's inability to break down the Foxes, with the Premier League title at stake.

They included several fans sitting immediately next to the press box as well as some of Kompany's team-mates, but as he explained afterwards: "I could hear people saying 'don't shoot, don't shoot! But 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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