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Kompany: 'That was the perfect response'

JOB DONE: Vincent Kompany said City's win in Hoffenheim was no less than the side deserved

JOB DONE: Vincent Kompany said City's win in Hoffenheim was no less than the side deserved

Vincent Kompany hailed City’s spirit and composure after the Blues struck late to claim a priceless 2-1 Champions League Group F win at Hoffenheim.

City recovered from the shock of conceding a first minute goal to the Bundesliga hosts draw level through Sergio Aguero's first half effort. But despite dominating – and having a strong claim for a penalty turned down – it looked like we might have to settle for a draw.

However, on 87 minutes City's pressure and resolve was finally rewarded when David Silva struck a superb goal to secure a wonderful victory.

And Belgium defender Kompany believed it was no more than City deserved – and served as the perfect response to last month’s opening group loss at home to Lyon. 

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“We couldn’t be happier about the performance and the result,” said the City skipper.

“It’s a fantastic win as every away game in the Champions League is such a hard task to get three points.

“It was a tough away game against a team that was well organised, physical and disciplined with a clear game plan.

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“They were committing a lot of bodies forward, so we had to be cautious.

“On the counter we had chances and I’d say we dominated because we had possession and chances so it was a good performance. 

“It’s a fantastic result and it was the only way to put right the Lyon result and we did that.

"Now we can look forward to the rest of the group matches.”


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