Saturday, 3rd May, 2014

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has saluted his side's 3-2 win away at Everton today, explaining it was so hard he feels the Toffees' players were trying to do Liverpool a favour.

The Citizens fell behind after Ross Barkley hit a superb strike in the eleventh minute, though Sergio Aguero quickly drew them level in the 22nd minute, before being forced off with injury soon afterwards.

Edin Dzeko then scored a vital goal just before half-time in the 43rd minute, before adding another after the break (48th minite) to put Manchester City in control.

But Everton hit back through Romelu Lukaku (65th minute) and then pushed hard in search of an equaliser, which ultimately did not arrive, the win for Manchester City putting them ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League on goal difference.


"It was very hard, very intense as well", Kompany told Sky Sports.

"I was thinking during the game as well 'I think the Everton players have a lot of friends at Liverpool'.

"When you take the lead [against Everton] it's never finished. They always find a way back into the game", he added.

Kompany is now hopeful that the Citizens can take their winning form into the final two games of the season, both at home, against Aston Villa and West Ham respectively.

"If we carry on like this in the next two home games it should be enough [to win the title]."

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