Kompany urges caution after Man City triumph in derby

Vincent Kompany has said Manchester City’s derby win over Manchester United cannot yet be considered a signal they are ready to reclaim the Premier League title, Sky Sports has reported, as City need to build on the victory by taking the points in their next outing as well.

Kompany captained City to the 4-1 win over United, with a Sergio Aguero brace and goals from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri confirming the success, but the captain insists City need to maintain their good form against their next league opponents, Aston Villa. “ It’s too early to say if it’s a defining game,” he said.

But it would be silly to give away those very precious three points. We need to win the next games, and then we’ll enjoy what we’ve done today,” Kompany added. “When we won 6-1 at Old Trafford, I said we need to stay humble. It’s only three points, but it gives us all the confidence and allows the fans to celebrate for a few days.

Kompany suggested that the reason City were able to come out on top of the fixture was down to their mentality, combined with their strong home record. “Maybe the game meant a bit more to us than to them,” Kompany told Sky Sports.

We’ve been looking forward to this fixture, and our fans have been speaking about it for a long time – and we need to win those kind of games,” the centre-back continued. “We’ve got an unbelievable home record and there’s no reason why we should fear the opposition, even though they are very good.

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