Manchester City latest: Kompany’s relief and Champions League injury boost

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Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany is happy to be playing again following his return in last night’s victory over West Bromwich Albion.

The Belgian defender has suffered a series of injury setbacks this season, but after playing his part in a 3-2 victory he will be hoping his season now changes for the better.

In quotes published by the Daily Mail, Kompany said, “For a long time I was like a bull in a cage waiting to be released, so when I got my chance in this game it was such a great feeling."

A late Baggies’ fight-back could not prevent City from celebrating a much-needed away win. And they will be hoping to build up a run on the road with another three points away to Southampton this weekend; a feat that will be far easier said than done.

In other news, the Mirror has confirmed that Arjen Robben will miss Bayern Munich’s Champions League match against City with a knee injury.

While it is a huge blow for a player who has been in terrific form both this season and last, Manuel Pellegrini will see the news as a sliver of a chance of taking all three points at the home of the reigning European champions.

And finally, Manchester City Ladies have continued their impressive recruitment drive by agreeing a January move for Arsenal defender Steph Houghton.

The 25-year-old is the fourth England international to agree a move to the Blues in recent weeks, following the arrival of Jill Scott, Toni Duggan and Karen Bardsley.

Houghton is set to sign a three-year contract next month.

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