Kompany - City 'moral winners'

Image: Vincent Kompany: Felt Manchester City were 'the moral winners' of their FA Cup tie

Vincent Kompany claimed that Manchester City were 'the moral winners' in their 3-2 FA Cup third round defeat to neighbours Manchester United.

Captain hails 'fans, players and every single person at City'

Vincent Kompany claimed that Manchester City were 'the moral victors' in their 3-2 FA Cup third round defeat to neighbours Manchester United. Although the Blues skipper did not refer to the red card he received by referee Chris Foy for his tackle on Nani with only 12 minutes gone at the Ethiad Stadium, he clearly felt the ten men and home supporters were magnificent throughout. The Belgium international could potentially face a four-game ban because it is the second time he has been sent off this season, meaning he could miss both legs of the Carling Cup semi-final against Liverpool as well as the Premier League games against Wigan and Tottenham. However, Blues' manager Roberto Mancini insisted the club would appeal against the skipper's dismissal and is confident that the decision would be overturned. And Kompany posted a message on Twitter after the match saying: "The fans, the players and every single person involved with Man City FC were incredible today. Definitely the moral winners of this game." Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero tweeted: "I seldom try to find excuses or comment on the referees. But the unfair expulsion of Vincent Kompany conditioned the whole game."

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