Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vinny Close to Return after Missing Defeat

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vinny Close to Return after Missing Defeat

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VINCENT Kompany is still close to a City return despite not making the matchday squad for the trip to Everton on Sunday.

The Blues skipper had many supporters concerned after he did not appear on the subs' bench at Goodison Park.

Two days earlier, manager Pep Guardiola had declared Kompany to be in the running for Everton, but also stressed that he did not want to place too much pressure on the Belgian fi or for Kompany to put too much on himself. Asked at his Friday press conference whether Kompany was in contention for Sunday's game, Guardiola replied: "He's back, yeah."

That led to some concern for Kompany, given his injury record over the last two years, when he was not in the squad for Goodison.

But M.E.N. Sport understands the decision was taken not to risk Kompany just yet, even though he has been back in training for nearly two weeks. …

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