Kompany puts City within touching distance

Vincent Kompany’s wonderful late winning goal against Leicester City has put Manchester City on the brink of back-to-back Premier League titles.

Kompany smashed home from 30-yards to give City a crucial 1-0 win over Leicester, which means they now only need to match Liverpool’s result in the final game to win the title.

The final weekend of the season sees Liverpool host Wolves, whilst City travel to Brighton knowing the title is in their own hands.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said: “One game left, and it will be so tough. We are away and we saw Brighton had a good game at Arsenal. But it is in our hands, don’t forget but we could have been 10 points behind if we lost to Liverpool here.

“We were seven points behind, but we are in the last game and it is in our hands. We are going to prepare well.

“We’ll see if Brighton defend deep or will be more offensive. It will be tough, but hopefully we will have the performance to be champions.”

Guardiola was delighted for his captain Kompany but admits he could barely watched as he prepared to shoot.

“I said, ‘No shoot Vinnie, no shoot!'” said Guardiola.

“I could hear people saying ‘don’t shoot, don’t shoot!’ But I’ve not come this far in my career to have young players tell me when to shoot,” said Kompany.

Bookmakers are now firmly behind City, with BetVictor making them 1/10 to lift the Premier League trophy on Sunday.

“The champions are 1/10 from 2/9 to retain their title after moving a point clear of rivals Liverpool. Liverpool will need the Citizens to drop points at Brighton and are 11/2 to take advantage of any slip ups,” said BetVictor’s Michael Triffitt.

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