Manchester City lifted the Premier League title for the second consecutive season on Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 win over Brighton. Despite Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Cityzens were crowned champions for a second time under Pep Guardiola. The win could be captain Vincent Kompany’s swansong for the club after winning the title for the fourth time.
Kompany was removed from the fixture before full-time by Guardiola enabling him to receive a standing ovation from the Manchester City faithful.
Was Manchester City’s win Vincent Kompany’s swansong?
The Belgian centre-back, who joined Manchester City in 2008 at the beginning of the club’s revolution, is out of contract in the summer and could leave the Etihad.
Kompany is 33-years old, but injuries have played a major part in limiting his playing time in recent seasons. The Belgian appeared in just 17 Premier League games this season but was Guardiola’s first-choice down the stretch.
It was Kompany’s wonder strike that saved Manchester City against Leicester City to keep their title hopes alive. The goal was Vincent Kompany’s only of the season.
Guardiola had favoured pairing Aymeric Laporte and John Stones together earlier in the season. However, Stones fell out of favour playing just seven times since Manchester City’s February FA Cup win over Newport County. Stones played just 90 minutes twice in those last seven matches.
Following Manchester City’s win, fans took to social media demanding the club offer Kompany a new contract.
Kompany will have one more chance to captain Manchester City to a trophy in this season’s FA Cup Final against Watford.