When it comes to the topic of Manchester City‘s greatest goal of the 21st century, there’s only one correct answer.
It is, of course, Sergio Aguero‘s dramatic injury-time strike against Queens Park Rangers that secured the club’s first ever Premier League title in 2011/12.
That goal really is the stuff of legend and will likely never be topped.
But when it comes to City’s second-greatest goal of the 21st century, the answer is just as easy.
Pep Guardiola’s side were struggling to break down the Foxes at the Etihad and were on course to draw 0-0, which would have gifted top spot to Liverpool.
But in the 70th minute, Kompany carried the ball out from the back and decided to take aim from around 30 yards out – despite calls from his teammates not to.
The centre-back wisely ignored them and his ridiculously powerful shot nestled in Kasper Schmeichel’s top corner, sending the home fans inside the stadium wild.
Well, all of them except one.
As Kompany wound back his right peg, a City fan was on their way up the stairs for a toilet break and actually missed the ball nearly bursting the net.
Check out the footage…
Video: City fan missed Kompany’s wonder-goal vs Leicester
How do you explain that one to the grandkids?!
A goal forever etched into City folklore and you were off to the toilet, luck doesn’t get much worse than that.
Kompany’s famous strike secured a 1-0 victory for the Citizens and they went on to clinch the title the following week away at Brighton.
City fell behind in that match on the south coast to Glenn Murray’s first half header, but rallied to win 4-1 thanks to goals from Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan.