Vincent Kompany criticized by Liverpool fans over reckless tackle on Maddison

Vincent Kompany criticized by Liverpool fans over reckless tackle on Maddison

- Vincent Kompany scored the only goal that gave Manchester City 1-0 win over Leicester City in a week 37 Premier League tie at the Etihad Stadium

- The Cityzens are one point ahead of Liverpool who are also contending for the trophy at the end of the season

- Liverpool fans are however angry that the Belgian escaped being sent off for his tackle on James Madisson in the first half

Manchester City edged closer to winning the Premier League title the second time in a row after beating Leicester City 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, May 6.

Captain Vincent Kompany scored the only goal that lifted the Citizens over the Foxes at the end of regulation period in the 70th minute.

Pep Guardiola's returned to the summit of the EPL log with 95 points - one better than Liverpool with just one match to wrap up the season.

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Meanwhile, the Reds supports believe the Belgian should have been sent off during the match after throwing a careless tackle at James Maddison towards the end of the first half.

The captain however bagged a yellow card for his foul on the 22-year-old, who tried to break free in the middle of the park.

One fan said: "Vincent Kompany should never have scored that goal. Should've been a red card earlier in the match. Sickening."

Another said: "Surely that Kompany challenge was a red card, disgrace." A third added: "Kompany is getting away with murder again. Red card."

One more viewer chipped in: "That was about as close by Kompany to a red card as you can come without getting one."

They also believe Kompany escaped being sent off earlier in the season for a tackle on Mohamed Salah in their 2-1 victory in January.

City however needed just a win against Brighton & Hove Albion to clinch the Premier League title this campaign.

Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero was caught on television saying: "Vinny, I tell you, don’t shoot. Noooo!”

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And Guardiola revealed: “I thought ‘don’t shoot’. “He was smart. He didn’t follow my thoughts.”

The long-ranger was Kompany’s first goal from outside the box since scoring for Hamburg against Brann in 2007. earlier reported that Man City are one match away from winning the Premier League title second time in a row following their 1-0 win over Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's men struggled for close to 70 minutes before Vincent Kompany broke the deadlock with just 20 minutes left to play in the game.

The Belgian powered home a thunderous shot from long range which beat Kasper Schmeichel after receiving a pass from Aymeric Laporte. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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