Vincent Kompany played his first match for Manchester City since the UEFA Champions League semifinal, and looked pretty good right up to the point he had to leave the game with an injury.
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City led 2-0 when Kompany left the match with just a few moments to go. Gylfi Sigurdsson added a consolation goal for Swansea City when City boss Pep Guardiola saw that the longtime captain was absent.
“It was good. It’s not easy after a long, long time without playing, defensively he was so strong and he played really good.”
“After they scored the goal, I asked: ‘What happened?’ They said that Vincent had gone to the locker room, but hopefully it will not be a big problem. We will have to wait.”
City is going to need its full arsenal of center backs in these next few weeks of matches.
City faces Swansea in Premier League play this weekend before heading to Celtic for Champions League play. After that, it’s a tough back-to-back of Spurs and Everton in the PL, with an international break in between, before a visit to Barcelona.