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'Don't Shoot!' - Kompany Defies Teammates To Score Stunning Goal

'Don't Shoot!' - Kompany Defies Teammates To Score Stunning Goal

There was always going to be a twist in the tale - little did we know it would be arguably the goal of the season from the most unlikely of sources.

With 20 minutes left on the clock, Vincent Kompany stepped up for Manchester City to drill a shot into the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel's net. Even if the Dane had spotted the shot coming from Downtown Manchester, he wouldn't have been able to get a hand to it.

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Man City fans, no doubt waiting patiently for ball to fall right for one of noted goalscorers, would have been forgiven for pleading with Kompany not to shoot from their armchairs - and they wouldn't have been alone.

In fact, it would seem that the lack of confidence from everyone else was the very reason the centre-half took on the shot in the first place.

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Speaking to Sky Sports after receiving his man-of-the-match award, the 33-year-old revealed he had heard his fellow players urging him not to shoot in the seconds before his inspiring shot.

Today, there was a little bit of frustration because everyone was saying, 'Don't shoot! Don't shoot!' and I could really hear it and it annoyed me. So I said, 'Hold on a second - I've not come this far in my career for young players to tell me when I can take a shot or not' and I just took it.

After the game, pundits, understandably, reacted incredulously to the effort, with Chris Sutton saying, on BBC5 Live, that it was a goal "worthy of winning a title."

Gary Neville was equally as flabbergasted on Sky Sports, comparing the goal with the goal Aguero scored to win the club the title so emphatically back in 2012.

I was in this stadium when the Aguero goal went in and obviously for these fans out here it can never get any better than that. But that's just run it very close.

SEE ALSO: 'It Is Clear If I Score A Goal Against Liverpool I Won't Celebrate'

 

Aonghus Ó Maicín

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