Man City captain Vincent Kompany eyes ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance


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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes his side have got a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to win the Premier League title against fierce rivals Manchester United next month.

The Citizens moved a step closer to claiming a third league title in six years following their relatively routine 2-0 victory at Stoke on Monday, a result that saw them restore their 16-point gap at the top of the standings.

Pep Guardiola’s side are next in action when they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton on March 31 and, if they win that match, then they could wrap up the title with a victory against United at the Etihad Stadium the following week.

Long-serving defender Kompany is certainly keen to seal the title against their fierce rivals, although he knows they cannot afford to get ahead of themselves, as they must first negotiate their next fixture against Everton.

“I think everybody in the blue side of Manchester knows it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Kompany told Sky Sports.

“But steady, we’ve one more game before United, which will be difficult, and then we see. I’m sure it won’t be handed to us.

“It’s that time of year where you feel every win takes you one step closer to your goal.”

City should certainly fancy their chances of wrapping up the title against United, as they have won 26 of their 30 league games to date this term, while they have only dropped points once on their own patch.

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