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Derby meant more to us, says Manchester City captain

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has revealed that he believes the derby with Manchester United yesterday meant more to them than it did their rivals.

The Etihad Stadium was rocking as City thrashed United 4-1 thanks to goals from Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and a Sergio Aguero brace. Even a superb Wayne Rooney free-kick late on couldn’t silence the home fans as they left with the bragging rights.

Kompany, who only returned from injury midweek in the Champions League game, was superb for City at the back and after the game he said the players at City were buzzing for the game and it showed during the 90-minutes.

“Maybe the game meant a little bit more to us than for them,” said Kompany.

“We were looking forward to this fixture. We need to win these kind of games. There was no reason why we should fear the opposition.”

Despite the impressive victory, Kompany admitted that the team have to keep their feet on the ground.

“It’s too early to say it’s a defining game,” added the Belgium international. “You make a statement over the course of the season.

“When we won 6-1 at Old Trafford I said we need to stay humble. It’s only three points, but it’s a good game to win and it gives the fans something to celebrate over the next few days.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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