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Kompany revels in City victory

1 May 2012 07:32

Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City fans should savour their crucial 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

But Belgium international has urged his side to focus on securing the Premier League title in their remaining two games.

Kompany's first-half header was enough to secure City three points, which sees them leapfrog United into top spot in the Premier League, but only on goal difference.

City will clinch the title if they secure maximum points from their trip to Newcastle United on Sunday and their final game of the season against QPR at the Etihad Stadium.

"I'm absolutely buzzing. We've been waiting for this moment for a very long time," Kompany told Sky Sports.

"It's far from over and we know that but just to give our fans two wins over Manchester United this season - we have to finish it off and I hope we can show it over the next two games.

"I know that a lot of predictions go wrong but I remember someone texting me and saying 'you're going to score the winning goal'. I thought he was a lunatic."

The City captain saluted the dominant display from his team-mates and revealed that the club's chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak had spoken to the players prior to the victory on Monday evening.

"The victory is for the whole team, the performance was great. I heard I'm going to get man of the match, but for me it's for all the players, there were so many great performances and I'm happy for them," Kompany said.

"The chairman came in today and had a word with the players. He said 'no matter what the result today we're proud of you guys, you've played great this season and we're building for the future'. So for us to get this result is just a bonus and we wanted it so bad.

"So much has been said about it but it's all about football. It all comes down to the dreams we had as children and that's what we want."

Team-mate Sergio Aguero was equally ecstatic with the win as they chase Premier League glory.

"It's a great pride to play along so many players that give it all for the team. We knew that we had to be decisive to win the derby," the Argentine wrote on Twitter.

"We kept our focus throughout the match and there's no doubt we deserved the victory. We couldn't let this opportunity go.

"I also wanted to thank our supporters - you kept us motivated throughout the whole match. Keep it up."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
30 April 2012
Game week
36
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47259

Goals

V. Kompany 45'+1
(assist by David Silva) 
1 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
4 19' 45+1'
6
22
5
19
18
21
42 53'
32
16
Coach: R. Mancini
# Player Bookings
1
5
3
12
4 69'
16 78'
13
11
22
17
10
Coach: A. Ferguson

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
34 76'
2
7
10
13
30
45
# Player Bookings
19
25
18
9
14
21
40

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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