Man City’s Vincent Kompany: Successive wins a great boost
Manchester City centre-half Vincent Kompany says back-to-back wins have given the Citizens a great boost in title race
Vincent Kompany has praised Manchester City for picking up back-to-back Premier League wins during a tricky festive period.
Citizens strker Edin Dzeko scored a second-half winner to secure a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at The Etihad on Saturday after a Boxing Day win against rivals Liverpool.
It’s six points in 48 hours, which is a great boost
Arsenal leapfrogged City into top spot courtesy of their 1-0 win against Newcastle United on Sunday, leaving the Citizens a point behind the Premier League leaders.
“It’s a massive win, I don’t know if you saw but I think most of the players were as happy with this win as they were with the one against Liverpool,” Kompany said.
“It’s a tricky period, a turnaround in 48 hours – it’s six points in 48 hours, which is a great boost.
“Credit to Palace, I was very impressed with the way they set up against us, they just seemed to match us in the important moments in the last seconds of us maybe scoring a goal.
“They seemed to be in the right position and that’s all credit to them. But I think we did the right thing by not giving them any chance to come into the game too much, even though Joe had to made a couple of good saves.”