Manchester City Vincent Kompany’s winning goal against Leicester City will go down in club folklore if the Citizens seal the Premier League title this season.
The strike midway through the second half was unexpected, to say the least, and before the shot, a lot of players, as well as the fans, were hoping the City captain would opt against shooting from range.
One of those was Raheem Sterling who captioned his expression just before Kompany unleashed the thunderbolt:
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) 6 May 2019
Fans on Twitter were glad that the City captain decided to ignore all the doubts:
Everyone’s glad ke didn’t listen to you !
— Mahima Parmar 🌻🌻 (@sarcasticmaniac) 7 May 2019
I was bellowing ‘don’t shoot’ as it flew in
— Encrusted Green (@encrustedgreen) 6 May 2019
What a time to launch that superb strike …. Huzzah
— SEAN McGARR (@Mac_505) 7 May 2019
truly incredible captain
— Asanty Phranckiez (@Asantyphranckie) 7 May 2019
What a great gooooaaaaaal this is why am in love with city all city players 👍👍
— Kun Shiva@prestige (@kun_shiva) 7 May 2019
Vinny we love you…
Come on city the world is watching, we are the best in Europe
Yannick from Cameroon
— Forbi (@Forbi54623250) 7 May 2019
— Umeh Armstrong (@umeh_armstrong) 7 May 2019
Wat a great shot, a great goal, and a great 3points 🤗🤗💪💪💪 keep going city one to glory 🙏🙏
— Clint P Fresh (@clint_fresh) 7 May 2019
Our legend our captain we proud to have u
— Man Solo (@ManSolo40890281) 7 May 2019
With manager Pep Guardiola even admitting after the game that he wanted Kompany to pass, it’s fair to say that the defender was in the minority of one who thought it was a good idea at the time.
His decision to hit the shot could well prove to be the defining moment in this incredible title race. City face Brighton away while Liverpool host Wolves at Anfield on the final day.