'Don't shoot. No Vinny no!': What Sergio Aguero told Kompany before stunning winner as Manchester City captain admits he was spurred on by his team-mates' lack of faith in him

Manchester City beat Leicester 1-0 thanks to a rare Vincent Kompany goal

07 May 2019 - 08:11

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany admitted that hearing his team-mates urging him not to shoot on Monday made him even more determined to defy them.

Kompany scored his first ever Premier League goal from outside of the penalty area when his powerful effort from 28 yards curled perfectly into the top corner of Leicester's net.

The goal, which came 70 minutes into City's 1-0 win over the Foxes, kept the title race in his side's hands as the victory took the reigning champions one point above rivals Liverpool going into the final day.

Manchester City beat Leicester 1-0 on Monday night thanks to a rare Vincent Kompany goal

Manchester City beat Leicester 1-0 on Monday night thanks to a rare Vincent Kompany goal

The City captain's long-range strike found the top corner of Leicester's net on 70 minutes

The City captain's long-range strike found the top corner of Leicester's net on 70 minutes

Striker Sergio Aguero celebrated with Kompany despite having told him not to shoot

Striker Sergio Aguero celebrated with Kompany despite having told him not to shoot

City striker Sergio Aguero was seen speaking to Kompany at full time and joking with the defender about his shot. Aguero said to his team-mate: 'Vinny, I told you "don't shoot. No Vinny, no!"'

Speaking to Sky Sports after Monday's game, Kompany said: 'Today was a little bit of frustration, because everyone was saying "don't shoot" and it was really annoying. I've not come this far for young players to tell me whether I can take a shot or not.

'I've scored goals like that in training. It's 15 years of top level football, of having midfielders telling me not to shoot. I told them one day I'm going to score and today I have.'

Leicester had made things difficult for City. Kompany was full of praise for the Foxes and added: 'We were playing against realistically a top-six team, that's how good they are. Brendan Rodgers has transformed them.

'Things sometimes are meant to happen. I've had other seasons when I didn't score too much and I just happened to score at the right time.

'I play every game as if it's the last game of my career. It takes a lot of hard work, every game is potentially the last one. I don't know at this point.'

City will go into the final day of the Premier League season one point ahead of rivals Liverpool

City will go into the final day of the Premier League season one point ahead of rivals Liverpool

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