Vincent Kompany reduced to tears after wonder strike sends City above Liverpool


emotions run high

The City skipper was overcome with emotion at the final whistle

Vincent Kompany was reduced to tears after his unbelievable strike against Leicester put Manchester City on the cusp of Premier League glory.

City returned to the top of the Premier League at the expense of Liverpool thanks to their captain, who stepped up from 30 yards out to stick a thunderbolt in the top corner.

Kompany was in tears at the final whistle

Kompany was in tears at the final whistle

The City captain was overcome with emotion

The City captain was overcome with emotion

Kompany, who has spent more than ten years at the Etihad, could not contain his emotions at the final whistle and burst into tears.

The 33-year-old was joined by his family on the pitch as City did their lap of honour – and while many thought his best days were behind him, the night will surely go down as one of the greatest in his career.

Until that moment in the 70th minute, Leicester had proved a tough nut to crack and Liverpool fans might’ve been starting to dream.

Sergio Aguero saw a header denied on the line by Kasper Schmeichel and Raheem Sterling fluffed his lines on what proved a nervous night for the champions.

No one expected Kompany to shoot, which was perhaps why Leicester afforded him so much space, but there was nothing Schmeichel could do about the strike.

Kompany scored a belter

Kompany scored a belter

And as Liverpool were looking for a favour from their former manager, City were given one by an ex-player when Kelechi Iheanacho missed a golden opportunity at the death.

City will successfully defend their title with victory at Brighton on Sunday, while Liverpool need to beat Wolves and hope for the improbable.

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