It was the hammer of happiness!
The Dream Gate is the winning goal for the Citizens. And more importantly, with 95 points, they will pass FC Liverpool to the top of the table and are on the verge of the sixth championship in England before the final matchday.
Kompany, while his coach had still warned of the shot. Pep Guardiola (48) admitted after the game that he wouldn’t let his defender shoot. “I said: No, Vinnie, don’t shoot. Don’t shoot,” the coach said at the press conference.
The Guardiola was not alone with his reputation. Kompany said that even several players had shouted: “No shot! But that didn’t bother him.
Kompany: “In my career, I didn’t get so far that young players tell me when to shoot.”
Raheem Sterling even posted his doubts about Kompany’s shooting skills on Twitter. After the game, he wrote to this photo: “My face when I screamed: NO VINNY WHY DO YOU DO THAT? And then, appreciatively: “What a shot!”
Background: In eleven years at City, Kompany had never hit from outside the penalty area. Now this insanity gate!
The dream goalscorer and his coach – whether they will continue to work together is still open. Kompany’s contract expires at the end of the season. Guardiola: “We’ll have a beer together and decide what’s best, especially for the club”.
The coach continues about his star: “When he’s fit, he’s an incredible central defender. He’s a real defender, he’s often a leader.”
Now it seems as if Kompany would even lead his team to the championship…
Manchester City can celebrate the championship with a victory on Sunday at Brighton & Hove Albion. In the distance duel between the two top teams on the 38th and last matchday, Liverpool would not be able to claim the title on Sunday (4 p.m.) even if they beat the strong promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers – if Manchester City also wins at Brighton & Hove Albion. For ManCity with the German pros Leroy Sané (23) and Ilkay Gündogan (28) it would be the sixth championship after 1937, 1968, 2012, 2014 and 2018.