Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Now Providing Steel to Go with Silk

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Now Providing Steel to Go with Silk

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THE dull Manchester derby may have just shown City the way to crack Champions League success.

Vincent Kompany feels that the goalless stalemate at Old Trafford last week may have sent the fans into a stupor, but it also proved the Blues can be solid as well as sensational.

Not that City will go to Sevilla on Tuesday seeking another 0-0 draw - even though that would be a result to keep them on course for qualification from Group D. But Kompany thinks the two facets needed to advance in the elite European competition are coming together.

"It's important to have that side to your game, in games like this," said Kompany. "What we got out of the game at Old Trafford is the fact that we were solid, and we looked solid again, against Norwich.

"We will always score goals, always be dangerous, but if everyone agrees to defend and to put in the hard work as well, we have a team that can achieve so much success. …

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