Kompany hails below-strength Saints after St Mary's draw

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany hailed Saints’ peformance at the weekend.

Kompany admitted injury-struck Saints played like a “top side” in fully deserving their 1-1 draw.

That was despite the fact they were without four first choice picks - Artur Boruc, Nathaniel Clyne, Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama.

“We started really well,” Kompany said.

“Afterwards Southampton were in the game and were actually in control of the game.

“In the end it was hard-fought for and I think any team could have in the end.

“We will look at this and think that we did not get beaten. It was a tough game so wasn't a bad result."

In truth, City were fortunate to avoid defeat on the south coast after a start in which it looked like they could run amok.

Sergio Aguero swept home his 11th goal in 10 Premier League matches after just 10 minutes and Aleksandar Kolarov nodded just wide moments later.

Aguero also wasted a gilt-edged chance midway through the first half - something City were made to rue as Saints’ high pressing and possession game made life difficult, with Dani Osvaldo’s outrageous equaliser ensuring a share of the spoils.

“Every team should be disappointed if they don't manage to maintain a result,” Kompany said.

“But it is a very good Southampton team and many teams will lose points here.

“It did feel like a top game, it did feel like we were playing a top side.

“So for us we take a positive out of the point and if we manage to win the next game (against Arsenal next weekend) then ultimately we will be happy with the draw today.”

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7:48pm Sun 8 Dec 13

iswhite10 says...

So, so worried beforehand but so, so proud afterwards.
To see so many home grown players on the pitch together (see Luke's tweet about finishing the match with three others he'd played with since 8!) and the quality of football we played, still so proud of how far we've come in such a short time.
So many of the lads still seem to be getting better with each game, Adam and Pablo in particular, and what a game Steve Davis had again.
Only false note, if Jose had trusted Gazzaniga as he does Artur then he'd've headed the ball back to him instead of into the midfield mix that resulted in City's goal.
So glad to be back on track and another fearless "youth" getting out there and looking good, Mr Reed!
So, so worried beforehand but so, so proud afterwards. To see so many home grown players on the pitch together (see Luke's tweet about finishing the match with three others he'd played with since 8!) and the quality of football we played, still so proud of how far we've come in such a short time. So many of the lads still seem to be getting better with each game, Adam and Pablo in particular, and what a game Steve Davis had again. Only false note, if Jose had trusted Gazzaniga as he does Artur then he'd've headed the ball back to him instead of into the midfield mix that resulted in City's goal. So glad to be back on track and another fearless "youth" getting out there and looking good, Mr Reed! iswhite10

8:07pm Sun 8 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Kompany realises he was against good company.
Kompany realises he was against good company. OSPREYSAINT

9:58pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Santa Retfordia says...

Vincent's always struck me as a thoroughly decent bloke. He's one hell of a baller too. He should come and play for us.
Vincent's always struck me as a thoroughly decent bloke. He's one hell of a baller too. He should come and play for us. Santa Retfordia

10:09pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Vincent's always struck me as a thoroughly decent bloke. He's one hell of a baller too. He should come and play for us.
Nice idea, but would he settle for a place on the bench? :-)
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Vincent's always struck me as a thoroughly decent bloke. He's one hell of a baller too. He should come and play for us.[/p][/quote]Nice idea, but would he settle for a place on the bench? :-) Strasbourg Saint

10:24am Mon 9 Dec 13

Folkestone Saint says...

There are so many players and managers who could do well to act in the manner of VK, I really dislike citeh and what they stand for with their open cheque book policy, but this guy is top draw.
p.s. have Barcelona got any mre players like the one at Everton they want to loan out.
There are so many players and managers who could do well to act in the manner of VK, I really dislike citeh and what they stand for with their open cheque book policy, but this guy is top draw. p.s. have Barcelona got any mre players like the one at Everton they want to loan out. Folkestone Saint

11:04am Mon 9 Dec 13

Beer Monster says...

I've had Vince in my dream team for the last four seasons - good defender, decent chap and occasionally bags a goal. Come on Vince, you know you should be a Saint!
I've had Vince in my dream team for the last four seasons - good defender, decent chap and occasionally bags a goal. Come on Vince, you know you should be a Saint! Beer Monster

1:04pm Mon 9 Dec 13

boilerman says...

You wouldn't expect anything else from Kompany.
He always comes across as not only a good example of a player but also of a human being.
He seems a really decent guy.
Saints were a little off the pace in the first ten minutes but then we gave better than we got.
Good game and well done to all the players their effort was superb.
You wouldn't expect anything else from Kompany. He always comes across as not only a good example of a player but also of a human being. He seems a really decent guy. Saints were a little off the pace in the first ten minutes but then we gave better than we got. Good game and well done to all the players their effort was superb. boilerman

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