Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has lauded his side’s win over Aston Villa as one of the best performances during his time at the club.
The Citizens had to be patient against a stubborn Villa side as late goals from Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero handed the visitors a 2-0 victory and all three points.
Speaking after the game in-front of cameras, skipper Vincent Kompany complimented the side’s display by labelling it one of the best in recent years.
Vincent Kompany: "There was more in this performance than just winning. It was one of the best games we've played while I've been at City"— Premier League (@premierleague) octubre 4, 2014
The reigning Premier League champions went into the game at Villa Park off the back of a disappointing result in Europe and an indifferent start to their title defence.
After winning the first two games of the season, Manuel Pellegrini’s men slipped up at home to Stoke City before draws against Arsenal and Chelsea left the Etihad outfit five points behind the Blues.
Knowing they can’t afford to drop more points and offer the initiative to their title rivals, City were utterly relentless against their Midlands opponents and the 2-0 scoreline arguably flattered the hosts.
|Match||Matchday||Goals||Total Scoring Att||Total Att Assist||Total Pass||Accurate Pass||Pass completion||Ball Recovery|
|Manchester City||Aston Villa vs Man City||07||2||27||20||776||690||89%||72|
|Aston Villa||Aston Villa vs Man City||07||0||6||5||363||276||76%||59|
According to the stats provided by Opta Statistics, the visitors attempted 27 shots on goal and recorded a total of 20 key passes.
In possession, City successfully completed 89% of their attempted 776 passes and won the ball back 72 times - 13 times more than their opponents.
Despite the goals coming so late in the day, it was the sort of victory which would make any manager proud and Chilean coach Pellegrini will be hopeful of his side repeating such performances after raising the bar so high.