By Classfmonline.com on 2019-05-07 09:31:38
Manchester City know they will retain their Premier League title if they win on the final day of the season after Vincent Kompany's wonder strike saw off a spirited Leicester side...
Manchester City know they will retain their Premier League title if they win on the final day of the season after Vincent Kompany's wonder strike saw off a spirited Leicester side.
With 20 minutes remaining, the score goalless and nerves jangling at Etihad Stadium, the defending champions needed inspiration in a game where only victory would maintain their advantage at the top of the table.
They got it from an unlikely source in their long-serving captain, who strode forward and let fly from 25 yards with a strike that arrowed into the top corner of the net.
City's victory means they move back above Liverpool and hold a one-point lead as they go into the last round of fixtures on Sunday, when Pep Guardiola's side travel to Brighton and the Reds host Wolves.
After they had to fight so hard to gain victory here, it is unlikely City will take anything for granted as a pulsating title race reaches its climax.
The lead at the the top of the table has now changed hands 32 times this season, but for long spells on Monday night it seemed Liverpool would be staying in top spot until the weekend at least.
Managed by former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who came so close to bringing the title to Anfield in 2014, Leicester were resolute defensively and posed a significant threat at the other end.
They restricted Guardiola's famously free-scoring side to a handful of first-half chances, with Sergio Aguero's header against the bar the closest they came to breaking the deadlock.
City's frustration on the pitch and in the stands continued after the break until 33-year-old Kompany stepped up in spectacular fashion to score his first goal of the season, and his side's 159th.
Leicester did threaten to ruin the party late on but former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho fired wide, and the final whistle triggered cascades of relief for the home players and fans as they moved to within one win of their sixth title.
Bawumia’s full EMT town hall speech
Man gets tens of thousands of birthday calls after sons post his phone number on billboards
Ghana may auction Eurobonds with or without final IMF review
Judge questions 1-yr delay in prosecuting man who set 11-yr-old boy ablaze
Muntari joins Spanish side Albacete on one-year deal
Mahama's speech at Saïd Business School, Oxford University
Viral photos of 'young boy' marrying adult woman not what they seem
Sex therapists address most common bedroom problems
Leave a reply
your email address will not be published
EPL Golden Boot: Salah, Mane, Aubameyang share prize
By Classfmonline.com on 2019-05-13 08:21:17
E/R: Cocoa trees disappearing; rubber plantations taking over
By Classfmonline.com on 2019-05-13 10:25:51
NPP pro-business, pro-people – Ofori-Atta
By Classfmonline.com on 2019-05-13 10:04:38
Chris Attoh's wife, Bettie Jenifer was married to another man
By Classfmonline.com on 2019-05-13 10:07:52
Instagram cracks down on anti-vaccine hashtags
By Classfmonline.com on 2019-05-13 10:20:38
UG students fight privatisation of halls
By Classfmonline.com on 2019-05-10 06:41:11
No.147 Roman Ridge,
Accra - Ghana.
Subscribe to our mailing list
We would never send you spam