Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany refusing to get carried away

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is adamant his team-mates will not be getting carried away despite cruising past West Brom on Monday night.

The Citizens, 2.75 to win the Premier League this season, were in sensational form at the Hawthorns as they wrapped up a 3-0 victory.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side secured the win thanks to a brace from Yaya Toure and a powerful Kompany header from a corner.

Kompany, who has welcomed speculation linking Kevin De Bruyne to the club, insists nobody is getting ahead of themselves after just one game.

City will be looking to challenge Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United for the title, but face a stern test on Sunday against Jose Mourinho’s men.

Kompany’s side finished second behind Mourinho’s Blues last season and the Belgian insists everyone in the squad is keeping their feet firmly on the ground as they try to use the underdog tag to their advantage.

He said: “We are happy to let all the other ones be the favourites. For us, it’s a different position to be in and maybe a good challenge for the team to take on.

“There’s a lot of hunger in this team, a lot of desire to do well and the first hour on Monday was exceptional.

“We have shown what we can do and what every manager will say now is: why not do it every game?

“So far, it’s a 100 per cent record but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.”

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