Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Skipper Says City Should Have Closed Derby Out

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Skipper Says City Should Have Closed Derby Out

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VINCENT Kompany believes City should have been 'more cautious' after United came from behind to spoil their Premier League title party.

The City skipper headed in a brilliant opener to set City on their way, with Ilkay Gundogan doubling the lead before the break.

However, title celebrations were postponed as Paul Pogba bagged a brace and Chris Smalling fired in the winner for Jose Mourinho's side.

Kompany was reluctant to blame the Blues' busy fixture schedule as a contributing factor in the defeat.

"You know probably the second half you can look at a team which has had seven days to prepare and we've had a three-day turnaround, so no complaints there," Kompany told Sky Sports.

"But maybe that's what went wrong for us in the second-half. …

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