Man City captain calls for emotionless last game

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has called on his side to take emotion out of the equation to ease to a second Premier League title in three seasons.

The Sky Blues top the table going into the final game of 2013/14, with their impressive recent run having moved them ahead of Liverpool – who have dropped four points in their last two games.

City know that a win – and most likely even a draw – at home to West Ham will see them claim the trophy and complete a domestic double that also includes the Capital One Cup.

In 2012 the Citizens entered the final day of the season with the title on the line and almost lost it to local rivals Manchester United before Sergio Aguero netted a vital injury time goal against QPR to complete a 3-2 victory and claim crown on goal difference.

Kompany was one of the stars of that day, but this time he wants his team to do things the easy way:

“We have been in this situation before. That gives you that little bit of time to take a deep breath and keep an overview of the situation.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“Two years ago it felt very full on, the whole game. There were a lot of emotions involved – scoring the first goal, going down – there were too much emotions involved.

“I think this year we will hopefully only have to show our emotions at the end of the game.

“There is no guarantee, that is one thing we have learned, but we have won a lot of games at the Etihad.

“We just need to put ourselves back in the mindset that we can carry on winning games here.

“I am sure Liverpool players and fans will still hope as well, so therefore we just need to do our job.”