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On this week's show we'll be taking a look at what could be a season-defining win for Liverpool, after they came out on top of a 3-2 Anfield thriller against Man City. Can they really win fourteen games in a row and take the league title, should an unfit Vincent Kompany have played, and what will Fergie make of all this as he sits in the Old Trafford Directors' box?

Video: Philippe Coutinho makes it Liverpool 3-2 Man City

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Philippe Coutinho has taken advantage of a scuffed Vincent Kompany clearance to give Liverpool a 3-2 lead over Manchester City.

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Liverpool-Manchester City combined XI – Who makes the lineup?

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Manchester City will face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, a match that will have a major sayon who wins the Premier League title.

A win would take Liverpool seven points clear of Manchester City, though they have played two games more, while a win for City will make them clear favourites for the title.

Two Red Cards Change Premier League Title Race

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The title race in England was blown open on Saturday as Manchester City overcame an early red card to captain Vincent Kompany to beat Hull City 1-0 while 9 man Chelsea lost 1-0 at Villa Park.

After two consecutive cup defeats Manchester City were under a lot of pressure when Kompany was sent off 10 minutes into the game against Hull for bringing down Nikica Jelavic who was through on goal.

UCL Rewind: Messi, Alves goals see Barca through; PSG cruises past Leverkusen

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Barcelona got just what they needed and then some in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matchup Wednesday against Manchester City, gutting out a 2-1 result at Camp Nou for a 4-1 aggregate win.

Buffeted by their 2-0 win two weeks ago in the first leg on Man City's home ground thanks to goals by Lionel Messi and Dani Alves, Barcelona put in stellar defensive performance and got insurance goals from the same two once again in front of nearly 86,000 loyal supporters.

Video and GIF: Vincent Kompany makes it Barcelona 1-1 Manchester City

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Manchester City skipper and star performer Vincent Kompany has grabbed what looks like being a late consolation goal against Barcelona at Camp Nou. Down to 10-man as in the first leg, City at least managed to get on the scoresheet in the tie.

Snapshot: Man City Are The 2013/14 League Cup Champions!

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By Chris Wright

We'll have a full report up shortly, but for now we'd just like to congratulate Manchester City for securing the first silverware of the season beating Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley to win the 2013/14 League Cup...

We'd also personally like to thank Vincent Kompany for providing us with what must undoubtedly go down as the photo of the final.

Mark Hughes Will Be Able to Get The Best Out Of Stephen Ireland

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Stephen Ireland was once the best player on an expensively assembled Mark Hughes managed side. The year was 2009 and Manchester City had just been subject to a takeover from the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. At the time, Stephen Ireland was the best player on the Blues team that included Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Robinho and Daniel Strurridge.

Manchester United midfielder is a ‘special player’: Kompany

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Marouane Fellaini didn't have a rocking start to his Manchester United career. The Belgium international was probably not the first choice midfielder for the club but having failed to land other targets in summer, managed David Moyes went for him on the transfer deadline day, paying a hefty transfer fee of £27.

Football GIF: Man City Captain Vincent Kompany Scores Stupendous Own-Goal Against Fulham

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After scoring at the right end of the pitch for Manchester City, centre-half Vincent Kompany then produced this moment of well, sheer bad-luck induced flukery to chip Joe Hart in the City goal and level the scores at 2-2. The Citizens still went on to win the game 4-2 but what a bizarre OG from the Belgian superstar!

Man City skipper Vincent Kompany could miss Southampton game

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Manchester City could be without captain Vincent Kompany for tomorrow's game against Southampton as Manuel Pellegrini ponders whether to risk playing him for a second time in four days. The Belgian defender returned from his injury layoff for Wednesday evening's match at West Brom. While his comeback saw City secure their first away win of [.

Manchester City Defender Vincent Kompany Ruled Out Of Action For An Additional 3 Weeks

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As if the news couldn't get any worse for Manchester City, club captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of action for another 3 weeks on top of the 5 weeks he's already been out injured.

Belgium's medical team reports that he's not close to being back to full fitness, and needs another 3 weeks to recover from a thigh injury.

Vincent Kompany’s Absence Exposes Manchester City’s Defensive Vulnerabilities

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Manchester City were expected to be a real force this season after a change of manager and a busy summer in the transfer market. This season may only be 9 games old, and there's a lot of soccer left to be played, but so far City currently sit in seventh place, have been beaten three times and look defensively vulnerable.

Quandry for Pellegrini as City back line needs re-assessment

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As 90 minutes ticked over at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, both Chelsea and Manchester City seemed destined to share the spoils. But then suddenly and not for the first time this season the City defence was thrown into disarray with a moment of miscommunication and panic, allowing Fernando Torres to steal in and snatch the points for Jose Mourinho's side.

Newcastle vs Manchester City: Projected Citizens Capital One Cup Lineup Features Richards and Negredo

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Manchester City heads North on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup to take on Newcastle United on the back of both clubs having suffered disheartening 2-1 defeats over the weekend.

Newcastle failed to win yet another meeting with Sunderland as the Black Cats look to have clawed their way halfway out of the Premier League drop zone, while City continue to struggle in the League as well after a tough away loss to Chelsea.

Chelsea vs Man City: Blues Favourite To Win For These Four Reasons

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This Sunday, Chelsea will face Manchester City at Stamford Bridge where Jose Mourinho will be looking to earn full three points at home. Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini enjoyed some great clashes in the La Liga with Real Madrid and Malaga respectively and this will be the first time both the managers will be meeting against each other in English soil.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview: a monster mashup of incredible spending power

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Chelsea vs Manchester City
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Stamford Bridge
Sunday, October 27
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Chelsea and Manchester City are coming off midweek away wins in the Champions League and will look to put down an early season marker in Sunday's clash.

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany Out For Up to 4 Weeks With Groin Injury

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of action for up to four weeks after suffering a groin injury against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Kompany was substituted out of the game against Everton in the 34th minute. The Belgian saw a specialist today where it was confirmed he had a thigh injury.

Man City consider £7m move for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma

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French teenager Kurt Zouma is reported to be a £7m transfer target for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini The St Etienne centre-back has been earmarked as the young pretender who could help City avoid the defensive injury crises that seem to befall them quite regularly while also providing competition for Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastastic.

Aston Villa vs Manchester City EPL Projected Lineups feature Agbonlahor and Jovetic

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Aston Villa continue to be rocked by the loss of Christian Benteke to injury while Manchester City continue to get their players back a few at a time. While David Silva and Martin Demichelis are still out injured and Sergio Aguero has joined their ranks on a short term basis, the return of Vincent Kompany, Matija Nastasic has helped to solidify the defense.

Vincent Kompany Has Earned The Right To Be Considered Amongst World’s Best Defenders

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It's not often that a defender is lauded as man-of-the-match following a 4-1 win. But after City trounced United in the season's first Manchester derby, amongst the many contenders for the accolade was Vincent Kompany, as the City captain put in a typically inspirational performance.

Sky Sports's Jamie Carragher, a pundit notoriously difficult to appease from a defensive perspective, was waxing lyrical about the Belgian's showing in his post game analysis:

"As a centre-back myself, watching that performance I was just in awe.

Manchester City v Manchester United: How the Derby Was Won and Lost

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When analysing a match between two apparently well-matched teams that has ended up with an emphatic win for one of the teams, it is tempting to simply conclude that one team performed at its best, while the other played way below theirs.

In the case of Manchester City's 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium over Manchester United on Sunday, this particular view has merit.

Manchester City Projected Capital One Cup Lineup against Wigan includes Jovetic and Richards

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David Silva, Martin Demichelis and Gael Clichy all remain absent from the Manchester City first team while Micah Richards is expected to make his return to action against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Samir Nasri, Joe Hart, Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany and Aleksander Kolarov are expected to retain their places while James Milner, Joleon Lescott, Javi Garcia, Stevan Jovetin and Edin Dzeko are expected to join Richards in his return to the first team.

Manchester City Run Rampant Against Manchester United

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As a Manchester City fan, this past week was about as good as it gets. The Citizens finally won in the Champions League after two years of dreadful performances. On Sunday, City absolutely dominated United, winning 4-1 and playing spectacularly. There were a couple key players and impressive performances, but it must be stated everyone did their job.

City spine the key to entire title race

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Manchester City's 4-1 demolition of Manchester United at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon was largely down to their world-class spine of Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.

Last season, City's title challenge went out with an absolute whimper well before the season had reached its complex, and the form and fitness of this trio was simply not at optimum level.

Kompany, Baines, Ozil… Names of the Premier League – Week 5

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Names of thePremier Leagueis a new feature onJust Footballin which we look at five names (be they player or manager)who made a real impression over the weekend – for better or worse.

Citizens captain removes CL pressure

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After two painful Champions League campaigns in recent seasons, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has moved to remove the pressure on his City teammates in this year's competition. Manuel Pellegrini has replaced manager Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium in a bid to improve City's European performances, and has already got the club off to a stunning start, winning 3-0 on Tuesday night against Czech side Plzen.

Returned City defender relishing Manchester derby

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Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany is excited at the prospect of playing cross-town rivals Manchester United over the weekend, building up the match ahead of the kickoff on Sunday afternoon.City are slowly climbing their way out of an early season injury crisis and were boosted by the return of Kompany on Tuesday when the defender made his first full-game appearance since the club's 4-0 win over Newcastle in the season opener.

City players hail fans

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Manchester City's Jack Rodwell and Vincent Kompany have issued high praise for City's traveling support following last night's 3-0 win over Czech Republic championsViktoria Plzeň. Rodwell was an unused substitute once again for the Citizens, while club captain Vincent Kompany made his long-awaited return from injury, but both players were quick to tweet their praise for the traveling supporters.

Plzen v Manchester City preview: Skipper Kompany could return from groin injury

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Manchester City will start their European campaign tonight away to Prague, to face Viktoria Plzen hoping to progress beyond the group stages this time around.

In the previous two seasons, City have failed to make it past the group stages and Manuel Pellegrini would be looking to change that fortune, with the Chilean having previously enjoyed success with Villarreal and Malaga.

Aleksandar Kolarov: ‘Man City players are looking forward to Vincent Kompany’s return’

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Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov says the squad are looking forward to welcoming captain Vincent Kompany back into the team. The Belgium international has been out of action since limping off during the club's Premier League opener against Newcastle. But he is expected to be fit to start tonight's Champions League opener against Czech side [.

City missing five players for tomorrow

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that the Citizens will be missing five players due to injury tomorrow. The Premier League runners-up are set to take on Stoke City at the Britannia tomorrow afternoon, but will be without the services of defenders Micah Richards, Gael Clichy, Martin Demichelis, and Vincent Kompany in addition to midfielder David Silva.

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Liverpool Take Control Of Title Race

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Liverpool took control of the Premier League title race with a thrilling 3-2 win over third-placed Manchester City at Anfield today.

In an emotional day at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers side once put pressure on the opposition early and the game was just six minutes old when Luis Suárez outmuscled Gaël Clichy and released Raheem Sterling, who passed the ball into an empty net after selling Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart and delightful dummy

City were wobbling and looked done for in the 26th minute when Martin krtel headed home from a Steven Gerrard's corner in front of the Kop.

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 30

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A superb weekend of Premier League soccer had many talking points, with a huge number of contentious decisions. Here's what was called correctly or incorrectly by the referees and the reasons why.

Starting with the early kick off at the KC Stadium, Vincent Kompany was sent off after just 10 minutes for bringing down Nikica Jelavic, therefore denying a goal scoring opportunity.


WATCH Belgium’s Official Song For World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

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Belgian music recording artist Stromae has released the official Belgium World Cup 2014 song, which is accompanied by a bizarre video featuring several Belgium soccer stars including Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Kevin de Bruyne and many others.

If you want to hear what the song sounds like, skip to minute 05:10.

Joe Hart’s Reaction to George Boyd’s Dive!

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Joe Hart could easily have joined captain Vincent Kompany for an early bath following his reaction to George Boyd's blatant dive to try and win a penalty for Hull at the KC Stadium today.

And strangely enough George Boyd despite his dive got away scott free!

Vincent Kompany Red Card v Hull City (Vine)

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Vincent Kompany is pick pocketed by Nikala Jelavic and tries in vain to to right his wrong but fails and is sent-off for his troubles.

He will also miss out on their crucial Manchester Derby clash next week.

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The Soccerlens Best XI: 2013′s Best Footballers

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Best XI's are tricky: No one is ever completely happy, and there are so many worthy candidates, it's a shame you can't pick an entire 23 man squad. But it's a fun exercise that lets you know exactly where the cream of the soccer world sit after the year is finished.

FIFA 14: High Potential Centre-Backs to Target for Your Career Mode features Tottenham and Chelsea Defenders

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An integral part of every formation as you will start at least two, the centre-back position is one of the most important in FIFA 14. If goalscoring isn't your forte or you don't have a world-class striker, preventing the opposition from scoring is the best way to get results.

Unfortunately, many of the top centre-backs in FIFA 14 are tied to major European clubs and are therefore quite difficult to purchase unless you can fork out the massive transfer fees the clubs will be requesting.

Photo: Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen, Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet and Man City’s Vincent Kompany as kids

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The Belgium media are revelling in their golden generation qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. To celebrate they've been looking pack at what the current crop of stars were up to when the national team last qualified for a World Cup in 2002. An excellent excuse to roll out some photos of Premier League stars [.