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Manchester City Captain Praises 'Unbelievable' Sunderland

Vincent Kompany has praised Sunderland's display in the Capital One Cup final.

Jamie McDonald

With Sunderland 1-0 up in the Capital One Cup final, Vincent Kompany made a superb last-ditch tackle to prevent Fabio Borini from doubling Sunderland's lead, and after playing such a vital role in Manchester City lifting the trophy, the City skipper said it was that moment which proved critical to the team from Manchester winning the game;

He [Borini] is a good finisher and he showed that with his first goal.

I don't know if he beat the offside trap, but all of a sudden he was alone on goal.

I just kept running. I thought I probably wouldn't get there but might have a chance.

Ultimately it was very important. At 2-0 it would have been different.

Kompany then reserved special praise for Sunderland's performance, calling their display 'unbelievable';

It was a tough game against a good team with great support.

They were unbelievable. It was always going to take something special to beat them, and obviously we have got that in our team.

Nice words from the Belgian international and hopefully Sunderland can take heart from them and take their 'unbelievable' display into the remaining games of the season, as if we do we will surely stay up and may even have another Wembley trip or two to look forward to.