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Football: Kompany revives title memories to inspire comeback

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes his side can take encouragement from their Premier League title in 2012 as they look to produce a historic comeback against Barcelona on Wednesday. City trail 2-0 from the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie at the Etihad three weeks ago when a Lionel Messi penalty and a late strike from Dani Alves put Barca in command.

Football: Police probe Kompany 'racism' reports

Police in Britain have revealed that they are studying claims that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was racially abused as he gave a television interview after his side's win at Manchester United on Monday. The Belgium international was being interviewed alongside team-mate James Milner in the Old Trafford tunnel area when a voice could be heard off-camera apparently shouting abuse, although it was not clear to television viewers what was said.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Man City captain Kompany wins red card appeal

(Adds FA confirmation, details) LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has won his appeal for wrongful dismissal in Sunday's league win at Arsenal, prompting a sigh of relief from defenders across England who feared for the future of the tackle. The Belgian was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean in the 75th minute for what was deemed a two-footed lunge on Jack Wilshire.

Soccer-Defenders' union fear for tackle after Kompany red card

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The art of tackling could become extinct if full-bloodied but fair challenges like the one Manchester City's Vincent Kompany executed at Arsenal on Sunday continue to be punished with red cards, former defenders fear. City captain Kompany appeared to time his tackle on Arsenal's surging midfielder Jack Wilshere to perfection, taking the ball cleanly with his out-stretched left leg.
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