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Kompany scores as Manchester City climb to third with 3-0 Southampton victory

Sun Online Desk     16th April, 2017 09:41:55 printer

Kompany scores as Manchester City climb to third with 3-0 Southampton victory

Manchester City are third in the Premier League after Vincent Kompany ended a 20-month goalscoring drought in a 3-0 defeat of Southampton.

 

Vincent Kompany scored his first Premier League goal since August 2015 to help send Manchester City third with a 3-0 win at Southampton.

 

Leroy Sane drilled in Kevin de Bruyne's pass after a quick counter, with Sergio Aguero's far-post volley sealing it.

 

Pep Guardiola's side are third, seven points clear of fifth-placed Everton.

 

Mid-table Saints failed to create many chances against a City side well marshalled by Kompany, with Dusan Tadic shooting over before the break.

 

Claude Puel's side, who were attempting to win three successive league games for the first time under the Frenchman, remain in ninth place.

 

Many Blues fans would suggest their team would be much closer to leaders Chelsea - and, on the evidence of his performance against Southampton, it is hard to disagree.

 

City's talismanic captain has made just eight appearances in another campaign limited by niggling injuries, but returned at St Mary's with an imperious display.

 

While Kompany will grab the headlines for his goal, his work at the other end of the pitch - leadership, organisation and composure - is what the Blues have been lacking at times this season.

 

City's defensive resilience meant keeper Claudio Bravo - trusted again by Guardiola - barely had to make a save.

 

And it laid the platform for the visitors to cut Saints apart once Kompany, who marked his goal with an exuberant celebration, had made the breakthrough.

 

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