Manchester city boss Pep Guardiola led tributes to Vincent Kompany after the Belgian’s thunderous strike earned a nervy 1-0 win over Leicester City on Monday to move the English champions with one win of retaining the Premier League, which they moved back one point clear of Liverpool despite not being at their fluent best as center-back Kompany unleashed a long-range shot into the top corner 20 minutes from time.
Manchester City will become the first side in a decade to retain the title at Brighton on Sunday as far as they match or the Reds’ results at home to Wolves.
Kompany, who has endured terrible luck with injuries over recent years, was in tears has he led a lap of honour with his children to mark City’s final home game of the season and may have played for the last time at the Etihad with his contract expiring at the end of the campaign.
“There are players that helped us to where we are right now, “Vincent is one of them” ‘when he is fit he is an incredible central defender. He is beloved, and a leader. I’m happy for him, for the club, for everybody.” Said Pep Guardiola
Which he added “It was outstanding the way we played in the second-half, the character, the personality, knowing how difficult it is, Right now Liverpool play without pressure, we have the pressure, we know we can lose it because it is in our hands.