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Hazard finally has Chelsea manager who wants to attack, says Kompany

• Kompany takes apparent swipe at Mourinho among others• This is what Hazard needs, says Manchester City defenderVincent Kompany has taken an apparent swipe at José Mourinho among others by saying that Eden Hazard finally has an attack-minded manager a…

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Liverpool v Manchester City to be game of small margins, says Vincent Kompany

• Kompany: ‘It’s too close to make any big statements’• Premier League’s top two meet at Anfield on SundayVincent Kompany believes that Manchester City’s pivotal Premier League meeting with Liverpool on Sunday will be decided by “small margins”.City, w…

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How the Anderlecht academy helped build Belgium’s World Cup squad

Anderlecht products make up 35% of Belgium’s squad and so far they have scored more goals than the Brazil teamBy Alex Clapham for Caño Football of the Sport NetworkIt’s handshakes and cheek-kisses all round as a troop of young men come tearing into the…

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Vincent Kompany included in Belgium’s World Cup squad despite injury

• Roberto Martínez names Laurent Ciman as back-up to defender• Adnan Januzaj included but Christian Benteke misses outVincent Kompany has been included in Belgium’s 23-man World Cup squad despite picking up a groin injury during a friendly on Saturday….

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Belgium’s Vincent Kompany sent for scan amid fears he could miss World Cup

• Kompany suffered groin injury in draw with Portugal• Roberto Martínez: ‘He knows when something is not right’Influential Belgium defender Vincent Kompany is to undergo scans to evaluate the extent of a groin injury he picked up Saturday night in a 0-…

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Vincent Kompany: ‘Staying at the top is harder – you have to fight human nature’

The Manchester City captain will lift the Premier League trophy this weekend but he is already motivated by ensuring his team-mates maintain their hunger and surpass this season’s achievementsThe son of a Congolese father and a Belgian mother, Vincent …

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Vincent Kompany: ‘I can’t remember the last time I thought we played badly’

Manchester City captain revels in team’s form but urges team-mates to maintain their intensity next seasonEveryone at Manchester City seems to have been playing the numbers game over the past week. Pep Guardiola reached his 100th game in England, the 3…

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Manchester City’s Leroy Sané set to return ahead of schedule

• Winger could start against Basel in Champions League last 16• Vincent Kompany says City must win competition to join eliteLeroy Sané is fit to start for Manchester City against Basel more than five weeks earlier than expected, with Pep Guardiola admi…

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City’s Vincent Kompany wants Premier League clubs to drop ticket prices

• Manchester City defender has just graduated with an MBA• ‘Those who live for the club can’t always afford it’Vincent Kompany has called on Premier League clubs to force down the price of match tickets and attract the “right people” back into football…

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Vincent Kompany says record’s ‘special feeling’ lifts Manchester City

• Leaders go to Newcastle looking for 18th straight Premier League win• We have a feeling of duty towards the game at Newcastle, says captainVincent Kompany believes Manchester City’s desire to retain “that special feeling” derived from a record 17 con…

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Vincent Kompany: ‘A shift in power? Only if City dominate for another 10 years’

The Belgian defender has been there throughout Sheikh Mansour’s revolution at Manchester City, but is level-headed as ever on the city’s power balanceAlmost a decade after his arrival marked a new era in English football, Vincent Kompany is in a good p…

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Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany out of Liverpool game with calf injury

• City captain suffered the knock in Belgium’s 9-0 victory over Gibraltar
• Guardiola says there was ‘zero chance’ of Raheem Sterling going to Arsenal

Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of Manchester City’s match against Liverpool with a calf problem, an injury that will revive concern about the captain’s long-term availability.

Kompany suffered the knock in Belgium’s 9-0 victory over Gibraltar during the international break. It brings an end to the 31-year-old’s run of 11 consecutive appearances, the longest for three years due to his serial injuries.

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Vincent Kompany: ‘When I came to Manchester City it was bouncing’

The City captain enters his 10th season at the club having seen plenty of changes but believes the long-term plan at the Etihad has secured a successful future

Vincent Kompany is entering his 10th season in England and, at 31, the Manchester City and Belgium captain happily admits he is no longer the player he was when he joined from Hamburg under Mark Hughes.

Related: Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany: I always come back stronger after injury

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Manchester City seeking back-up despite Vincent Kompany’s sparkling return

• Kompany stars in defeat of Crystal Palace but City need to ‘cover our backs’
• Pep Guardiola insists: ‘We have to have back-up if something happens’

Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City cannot rely on Vincent Kompany’s fitness and will have to buy at least one central defender in the summer to “cover our backs”.

Kompany again performed impressively in the 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace at the Etihad on Saturday. It was a sixth game in a row without breaking down for the City captain, who has been plagued with injuries over the past few seasons.

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Manchester City seeking back-up despite Vincent Kompany’s sparkling return

• Kompany stars in defeat of Crystal Palace but City need to ‘cover our backs’
• Pep Guardiola insists: ‘We have to have back-up if something happens’

Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City cannot rely on Vincent Kompany’s fitness and will have to buy at least one central defender in the summer to “cover our backs”.

Kompany again performed impressively in the 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace at the Etihad on Saturday. It was a sixth game in a row without breaking down for the City captain, who has been plagued with injuries over the past few seasons.

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City best in Premier League at creating chances

• Spaniard pleased with 5-0 win over Palace but wants more ruthlessness
• Defeat brings Sam Allardyce’s side back into relegation equation

Pep Guardiola paid tribute to his captain, Vincent Kompany, after Manchester City’s biggest league win of the season, not for completing a fifth successive game but for popping up with an important goal at the start of the second half of the 5-0 win against Crystal Palace.

“We don’t score enough goals,” the City manager said. “The numbers don’t lie, we have not been good enough in the boxes this season. If we had been only one goal in front with 20 minutes to go in this game we would not have won, so I said to the players at half-time either score a goal or forget about it. Going ahead in the first minutes of the game helped us a lot but we still needed a second and Vincent scored an amazing goal. After that we were able to play without pressure.”

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Manchester City players need fear factor to perform, says Pep Guardiola

• ‘Premier League pressure is not the same as in Spain and Germany’
• Vincent Kompany’s return a boost before FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal

Pep Guardiola has suggested Manchester City need to develop a mentality where they continually feel pressure to win, and are afraid to lose, if they are to realise their potential.

The City manager believes there is less pressure on players and staff in the Premier League than in La Liga or the Bundesliga and though he emphasised the quality at his disposal these days, he believes the squad are falling short mentally after falling away in their pursuit of the title, pinpointing home form as a particular shortcoming after a convincing victory at Southampton.

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Manchester City players need fear factor to perform, says Pep Guardiola

• ‘Premier League pressure is not the same as in Spain and Germany’
• Vincent Kompany’s return a boost before FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal

Pep Guardiola has suggested Manchester City need to develop a mentality where they continually feel pressure to win, and are afraid to lose, if they are to realise their potential.

The City manager believes there is less pressure on players and staff in the Premier League than in La Liga or the Bundesliga and though he emphasised the quality at his disposal these days, he believes the squad are falling short mentally after falling away in their pursuit of the title, pinpointing home form as a particular shortcoming after a convincing victory at Southampton.

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City challenge is bigger than Barcelona or Bayern

• Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak offers backing despite Champions League exit
• Yaya Touré agent begins negotiations with other clubs over possible move

Pep Guardiola feels he is having to be a manager in the true sense for the first time because achieving success is a far greater challenge with Manchester City than it was at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

City’s Champions League exit at Monaco in the last-16 ended Guardiola’s run of having reached at least the semi-final of the tournament across seven seasons with his two previous clubs. He is in the unusual position of being 10 points off the pace in the league too. Guardiola did experience similar in his final season at Barcelona but has otherwise won the league at every attempt.

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Paperwork rules Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus out of Everton game

• Gabriel Jesus’s registration at the Football Association not complete
• Vincent Kompany could play at Everton after two months out

Gabriel Jesus has not yet been registered to play for Manchester City due to the Football Association continuing the due diligence process regarding a player who was third-party owned at his previous club, Palmeiras.

However there is no suggestion that the £27m move is under any threat and, as the process only began on 1 January, no particular deadline has been missed regarding his eligibility to play for Pep Guardiola’s side.

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