Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League after a scintillating strike from Vincent Kompany secured a vital 1-0 win against Leicester City.
With the hosts struggling to find a way past a stubborn defense, the club captain stepped up to send the Etihad Stadium into a frenzy with a stunning shot from distance with just 20 minutes left on the clock.
With his side now just one win away from being crowned champions, the goal promises to be yet another iconic moment in this incredible title race.
Pep Guardiola’s team can secure its consecutive title, at the expense of Liverpool, if it wins against Brighton on Sunday.
An emotional Kompany demonstrated just how important the goal was after nervy night in Manchester.
The Citizens were frustrated for much of the match by an impressive Leicester side which managed to snub out the host’s impressive array of attacking talent.
However, when the game looked to be heading toward a goalless draw, Kompany sent a missile into the top corner.
“I hadn’t scored this season but I always feel in big moments that I’m going to do something, I don’t know if it’s a header or what,” Kompany told Sky Sports after the game.
“Today was a little bit of frustration, everyone was saying ‘don’t shoot, don’t shoot’ and I could really hear it. I thought hold on a second, I’ve not come this far in my career for young players to tell me if I can take a shot, and I just had a go!”.
Time and time again His strike secured Manchester City’s 13th consecutive victory in the league and was its 100th goal at home this season.