Guardiola glad Kompany ignored his calls not to shoot


“He is an incredible human being and he helps me a lot. I always said I could not use him a lot, but this club is what it is because of people like Vincent.

“When he is fit he is an incredible centre-back. He is a real defender, he is a leader many times.”

City had come closest to scoring before Kompany’s winner, Sergio Aguero heading against the bar and being denied by a super Kasper Schmeichel save either side of the break.

“We controlled the game, we were much better than the opponents,” added Guardiola. “Sometimes you need a goal like Vinnie today.”

The result leaves City one point ahead of Liverpool with one game to play, and it also ended Leicester’s hopes of finishing seventh and possibly taking a place in next season’s Europa League.

“We pushed City, arguably the best team in Europe, right to the very end,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

“City and Liverpool are marvellous teams. It’s exciting, it goes to the last game and there is still work to do for both teams.”


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