Kompany cool after derby delight

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Vincent Kompany has praised the spirit and togetherness of the Manchester City squad following the side's 6-1 derby demolition of rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Citizens captain admitted it was a proud day for the football club, and that the players would enjoy the victory, but warned that the result was only one game in a long Barclays Premier League campaign, putting the resounding triumph into perspective.

"It was a beautiful day," declared Kompany. "We made history but it is only three points and now Wolves is the important game.

"We respect United; a defeat like that can happen to anyone but we were focused and sharp and we always felt it would be our day.


"When we were under pressure in the opening period we did all the right things as a team. Our fans deserve this chance to celebrate.

"It was a great game to win but it isn't the goal for the season, that is winning trophies."

Fellow defender Micah Richards, who played a starring role in the Citizens' backline - helping to weather the storm before Roberto Mancini's men capitalised on their one-man advantage following the sending off of Jonny Evans early in the second half - also expressed his delight.

"I have never been happier on a football pitch at the end of a game," he grinned. "You have to remember that they were down to 10-men but it was unbelievable. We defended really well as a unit and team when we had to.

"It is what dreams are made of and I am sure it has made a few of our fans' dreams come true. We hope they are all happy."

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