Vincent Kompany - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Vincent Kompany Victims of attack in United's 'hearts,' Jose Mourinho says STOCKHOLM (AP) — The victims of a deadly bomb attack were in the "minds and hearts" of the Manchester United squad that flew to Stockholm for the Europa League final, Jose Mourinho said Tuesday. The club's players and coaching staff observed a minute's silence at a morning training session, a day after at least 22 people were killed when an apparent suicide bomber attacked a... Tue, 23 May 2017 15:56:00 GMT 2017-05-23T15:56:00Z Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger's proud record is over: Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Arsenal's hope of squeezing into the Premier League top four relied on Liverpool or Manchester City slipping up, but they both won easily on Sunday to join Chelsea and Tottenham in entering the Champions League. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-21T19:51:00Z Man City beats Watford 5-0, qualifies for Champions League WATFORD, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero completed his most prolific season at Manchester City by scoring twice in a 5-0 win at Watford that secured Pep Guardiola's team third place in the Premier League and direct progress to next season's Champions League group stage. The Argentina striker has endured one of his most difficult seasons at City — he was even... Sun, 21 May 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-05-21T17:17:00Z Man City beats West Brom, virtually seals top-4 place in EPL MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pablo Zabaleta got a rousing send-off. Yaya Toure scored perhaps a farewell goal. Their team swept to a convincing win to virtually guarantee Champions League qualification. It was a night that couldn't get much better for Manchester City. They beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1 on an emotionally charged night at Etihad Stadium to mo... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:32:00Z Zabaleta set for fond send-off at City, Toure still in dark MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pablo Zabaleta's final home match as a Manchester City player is set to be an emotional occasion, with video montages, tributes, and a post-match presentation commemorating one of the most important figures in the club's recent history. Yaya Toure might not be afforded such a send-off. Unlike Zabaleta, whose departure after nine... Mon, 15 May 2017 16:21:00 GMT 2017-05-15T16:21:00Z Swansea the big winner as EPL relegation fight heats up With an arm draped around one of his players, Swansea manager Paul Clement walked toward the team's celebrating fans and held up two of his fingers. Two games to secure English Premier League survival. And this relegation battle could go right to the wire. Swansea was the big winner on Saturday as the fight to stay in the world's riches... Sat, 06 May 2017 19:34:00 GMT 2017-05-06T19:34:00Z Silva, De Bruyne orchestrate City's 5-0 win over Palace MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City playmakers David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola's team rediscovered its attacking potency at Etihad Stadium to cement a top-four place. Running an open game from central midfield, Silva and De Bruyne both scored and ... Sat, 06 May 2017 14:04:00 GMT 2017-05-06T14:04:00Z City and Guardiola have failed to meet expectations MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Scrambling for fourth place and without a trophy is hardly what Pep Guardiola could have envisioned in his first season in charge at Manchester City. Whether City ends up in third, fourth or outside the Champions League places, the Spanish coach will have to reflect on having been unable to meet the club's lofty expectations. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:52:00 GMT 2017-04-28T11:52:00Z Fellaini sent off but United holds City to 0-0 in EPL derby MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United held on following Marouane Fellaini's late sending-off for headbutting Sergio Aguero to draw 0-0 at Manchester City in the English Premier League on Thursday, keeping the race for Champions League qualification congested. A physical midfielder never far from on-field flashpoints, Fellaini had just been booked f... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:46:00 GMT 2017-04-27T22:46:00Z Troubled career of banned soccer player Joey Barton LONDON (AP) — Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months with immediate effect after the Burnley midfielder admitted to a Football Association misconduct charge related to betting. It is the latest incident in the 34-year-old Barton's troubled career: Dec. 2004: While at Manchester City, Barton stubs lit cigar in the eye of te... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:18:00 GMT 2017-04-26T15:18:00Z Manchester Derby: Guardiola coming up short in the big games MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's at this stage of the season, when games seem to matter more and trophies are on the line, where Manchester City was relying on Pep Guardiola coming into his own. After all, this was the acclaimed serial winner who was going to "transform our team to a whole new level," according to chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak as he welcomed the Spanish coach ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:43:00 GMT 2017-04-25T12:43:00Z Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title LONDON (AP) — Unlike last season's title race, Tottenham knows it isn't on the wrong side of a popularity contest in its pursuit of Chelsea. Leicester was the undoubted pick of the neutrals as it fought off Tottenham's challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May. Now Tottenham occupies the role of the underdog, si... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-04-15T19:47:00Z Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Vincent Kompany's first goal in 20 injury-ravaged months helped Manchester City to a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, lifting the team to third in the Premier League. Kompany marked his latest return to the City defense by heading a 55th-minute opener before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero also contributed goals. ... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:51:00 GMT 2017-04-15T18:51:00Z Senegal's loss is Liverpool's gain as Mane returns early MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Senegal's heartbreaking loss in the African Cup of Nations could be Liverpool's gain in the Premier League. Sadio Mane, Senegal's star player, was in despair after missing the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout loss to Cameroon in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Gabon. However, it's likely there were ce... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:35:00 GMT 2017-01-30T14:35:00Z Guardiola: Kompany could return, Jesus transfer not complete MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could return at Everton in the English Premier League on Sunday but Gabriel Jesus may have to wait for his debut. Jesus, the Brazil striker signed from Palmeiras in the summer transfer window, officially joined City this month but his registration is yet to go through. "... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:47:00 GMT 2017-01-13T16:47:00Z Momentum with Man United as Liverpool heads to Old Trafford MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Manchester United on its longest winning run in eight years, it's tempting to conclude that a giant of English soccer is starting to resemble the force of old. Some perspective is needed, however, when assessing United's nine straight victories in all competitions since Dec. 8. Only one of its opponents i... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:06:00 GMT 2017-01-12T12:06:00Z Defensive concerns mounting for Guardiola at Man City MANCHESTER, England (AP) — During Manchester City's offseason of heavy spending, Pep Guardiola prioritized improving his midfield and wide areas rather than upgrading the team's defensive unit. John Stones, an upcoming center back with lots of potential but still much to learn, was the only defender to arrive at Etihad Stadium ahead of the new season despite City's aging col... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:02:00 GMT 2016-12-12T13:02:00Z Kompany out for 4-6 weeks, City manager Pep Guardiola says MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It is estimated that 35 separate injuries have kept Vincent Kompany out for a total of 2½ years since he joined Manchester City in 2008. Now, the unlucky defender could be facing another six weeks on the sidelines. Kompany visited a specialist in Barcelona this week after damaging ligaments in his right knee d... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:18:00 GMT 2016-11-25T15:18:00Z