quote feed-section sponsor-promos cf show linkedin dugout

Men's Team

Video 1 Gallery

Kompany: City thrive on emotion

Vincent Kompany praised Manchester City’s all-round performance after his side secured an all-important 2-1 win over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.

A fantastic performance in both halves from Pep Guardiola’s side saw City claim all three points over title rivals Liverpool on Thursday night, with his players battling hard through-out.

Sergio Aguero fired City ahead from close range inside the opening 45 minutes with his 250th career league goal before Roberto Firmino got the equaliser for the Reds just after the break. 

However, the Blues produced the goods when Leroy Sane latched onto the end of Raheem Sterling’s pass and fired left-footed into the back of the net to score a sublime, and vital, winner.

READ: Guardiola hails incredible Bernardo 

GALLERY: Man City 2-1 Liverpool | Happy Blues Year!

The captain praised his side’s performance post-match and described the emotion that the City players showed on the pitch.

"I'm not worried about the result - I'm buzzing with the tremendous performance. We went toe to toe with a very physical aggressive team and we matched them,” Kompany said after the game.

“The result is the result and it's still in Liverpool's hands. It (the win) came from our guts, and a desire you can't describe. The 12th man is more than the fans - it's something from within and we are a better team when we play with emotions.” 


Men's Team

City 2-1 Liverpool: Match and player stats

Men's Team

Sane and Stones return as Blues make two changes

ON THE MARK: Bernardo celebrates after his goal with skipper Sergio Aguero

Leroy Sane and John Stones return to City’s starting XI for the top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool, but Kevin De Bruyne starts on the bench..

Team news ahead of tonight's clash with Liverpool...

Men's Team

McMahon on Guardiola, Klopp and Fernandinho

BIG GAME: Steve McMahon talks all things City and Liverpool ahead of tonight's match

Steve McMahon joined Manchester City on Christmas Eve in 1991 having spent six hugely successful years with Liverpool where he won three league titles and two FA Cups – including a double in the 1985-86 season - playing 277 times and scoring 50 goals. He spent three years at Maine Road, playing 94 times.

Former City and Liverpool midfielder Steve McMahon discusses the big game...