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Kompany: I’ll always be grateful to Aguero for 93:20!

Vincent Kompany says he will be forever grateful to Sergio Aguero for his remarkable role in clinching City’s first Premier League title.

Almost ten years ago, Kun struck the most dramatic goal in the division’s history, netting an injury-time winner in a five-goal thriller against Queens Park Rangers.

In recognition of their incredible careers, the pair have been inducted into the Premier League’s Hall of Fame and were invited to receive engraved medallions, as well as a £10,000 donation to a charity of their choice, at the first ever induction ceremony.

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Speaking in London, Kompany expressed his gratitude and reflected on the moment many consider to be the Premier League's greatest, declaring he will always be thankful to forward counterpart Aguero for crafting such a special and unforgettable memory with a goal he did not think would come!

“This moment is difficult to describe but I am incredibly honoured,” he smiled, upon receiving his award. “I am probably the most injured Hall of Famer though!

“I may have depended on my teammates at times but I also tried to make others better.

“Chaos is the best way to describe that first title win. [Mario] Balotelli was involved, obviously!

“Kun decided to have the worst game of the season up until that moment. He told me before the game: ‘Don’t worry, I’ve got this’ but up until that moment, he didn’t!

“Still to this day, I want to thank him for what he did.”

Commentator Martin Tyler, who was also in attendance and provided the iconic ‘Agueroooooooooo’ narration, also shared his memories of the day.

“It’s a great celebration of the Premier League as we approach the end of its 30th season,” he reflected.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to commentate on a lot of it, including that iconic Aguero goal 10 years ago.

“To be associated with it is still remarkable. I mean, how could you script something like that?!

“We’re all football fans and I hope it’s been heard around the world.”

City’s all-time leading goalscorer Aguero was unable to attend in person but shared a video message of thanks, as did former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who was also inducted into the Hall of Fame, alongside Patrick Vieira.

World Cup winner Vieira, who helped City to our 2011 FA Cup success, tipped Kevin De Bruyne to become a future inclusion, as did Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.

“The current players that I can see making it into the Hall of Fame would be Kevin De Bruyne for sure,” he said.

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Rooney agreed: “Current Premier League players who I think can be future inductees, I’d have to go for Kevin De Bruyne, Mo Salah and Harry Kane.”

Said Shearer: “If I was to pick three current players to go into the Hall of Fame one day, I would go for Kevin De Bruyne, Mo Salah and Harry Kane. They’re all fantastic players.”

The Hall of Fame recognises and celebrates the exceptional skill and talent of individuals who have graced the Premier League since its inception in 1992. It is the highest individual honour awarded to players by the League.

To be eligible for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022, players had to be retired by 1 January 2022 and only a player’s Premier League career was considered in their candidacy, not their performances in other competitions during the Premier League era.

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