Vincent Kompany keeps Man City on course for Premier League title

Guardiola wary of Vardy threat

Guardiola wary of Vardy threat

Twenty minutes earlier the 33-year-old had just scored perhaps one of the most impressive goals of his career.

Guardiola hailed the squad's leadership qualities ahead of Monday night's clash with Leicester City and says the admiration inducing reaction to the Spurs loss is a credit to the players. It's 15 years I've been in top-level football, midfielders telling me "don't shoot, play the ball wide" and every time they miss, for 15 years I've been saying "I promise you, one day I'm going to have a shot from outside the box and I'm going to score a goal and you're going to be really happy with that one".

"From the very start, we had the right intensity to try and win this game. At the end of the season we are going to talk to him clearly", Guardiola told a news conference.

It is possible that Liverpool could finish the season with an astronomical 97 points, and still not win the league.

"We were losing by 10 points and most thought "it's gone" but we didn't".

It was Kompany's own Aguero moment, a moment even more important than the goal the centre-half scored for City back in 2012 when his header beat Manchester United and helped them win the Premier League for the first time. This club, it's part of how we have been successful to have goals like this, moments like this.

In a game where City had struggled to break down Leicester City's resolute defending, it took a moment of magic from the Belgian to break the deadlock. "Liverpool keep making the steps and now we have a final to play in Brighton, Nothing is won yet".

"Burnley - we didn't concede one corner, one shot on target, we controlled the game".

Guardiola has already led his side to Carabao Cup glory this season, while they will face Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley on 18 May. This club is what it is because of people like Vincent. We were like (chipping away at) a stone. "It is in our hands and we deserve to be in this position".

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