It was a night to remember Because his Statement for Vincent Kompany at the Etihad and Also the Premier League All-Stars Finished in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
Kompany himself was ruled out of this battle using a hamstring problem, joking before kick-off that it was fitting for him to sit out the game with trauma.
However, there was plenty for its popular daybed – that abandoned City after 11 trophy-laden years at the club in the conclusion of last year – to appreciate in front of fans.
But together with the Premier League winners at Norwich City on Saturday night – a match you can watch live on Sky Sports Premier League – the Man City Legends’ manager Pep Guardiola took less than half of a hour to haul both David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
Former Man City forward Mario Balotelli has been in attendance even though the Italian wasn’t in action on the pitch.
And that is because there were several hints that Balo – who played between 2010 and 2013 City – had not told his companies, Brescia, about his whereabouts, together with the participant back in coaching first thing on Thursday morning!
The Man City Legends created a dream start by scoring almost directly from the kick-off as the speed of Martin Petrov down the left saw before the prior City winger fired home, Gary Neville left for dead.
And that attack resulted in a debate between Neville and his fellow defender Jamie Carragher as to that of this veteran Sky Sports commentators has been to blame for its goal – see the video to make your own mind up!
Former Man United and England midfielder Paul Scholes played the game for your Premier League All-Stars after hanging up his boots in Old Trafford – not that you’d have known from the display.
Along with the highlight of the performance was this impudent, no-look flick in the next half…
A lovely moment was at the start of the next half when Francois Kompany, the younger brother of Vincent, was caused.
The 29-year-old now acts as a facet Roeselare, with Vincent saying his only sorrow of the night was not being able to play in the same team.
For Neville, his match lasted just 35 minutes prior to the right-back needed to be replaced using a pulled hamstring, sustained running after Craig Bellamy.
The 44-year-old maintained it was the first time he had suffered this injury when quizzed from Geoff Shreeves on the accident!
Following the game, Robin van Persie and Carragher were both in agreement as to who was to blame for the Man City Legends’ quickfire opener…
And it was left to the man himself to have the final word in an emotional night to the Belgian, since he thanked the supporters for recognising his accomplishments, as well as helping to raise crucial funds for his charity, including all the profits from the game being contributed to Tackle4MCR, dedicated to fighting homelessness in Manchester.