Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VINNY'S xmaS GIFT TO blueS ; Kompany Back in Business for Boxing Day Clash

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VINNY'S xmaS GIFT TO blueS ; Kompany Back in Business for Boxing Day Clash

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VINCENT Kompany is set to give City fans the best Christmas gift they could hope for by lining up to take on Sunderland on Boxing Day.

The Blues need their commanding captain back in the first team as soon as possible following Monday's defeat at Arsenal.

Since Kompany's last game for the club at Aston Villa - and the seventh clean sheet he has helped keep in eight league games this season - City have lost three of their five games in the Premier League to fall six points behind table-toppers Leicester.

Taking the positives from a 2-1 defeat to title rivals Arsenal, boss Manuel Pellegrini is optimistic over the return of his skipper.

And he is keeping his fingers crossed that City's other superstars can find their A-game to further boost the side over the festive period.

David Silva played another 90 minutes at Arsenal while Sergio Aguero started his first game in almost a month. …

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