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The skipper of Manchester City, Vincent Kompany, has missed quite a few matches in the ongoing season because of injuries and according to the City manager Roberto Mancini; Kompany’s absence has really proved to be costly for his team.

Kompany made his comeback in the recently played match against Newcastle United after remaining out of action for a couple of months because of a calf injury. He made a mark in his comeback match by finding the net in the 56th minute. City won the match by 4-0.

Mancini was a bit upset with the fact that Kompany featured for his national side Belgium in the World Cup qualifying match against Macedonia. However, playing in that match didn’t affect Kompany’s fitness at all and he seemed to have no difficulty in moving in the match against Newcastle.

It was not only Kompany who was making a comeback against Newcastle. Yaya Toure also returned to action after sitting on the sidelines in City’s previous match against Everton which City had lost by 0-2.

Talking to the reporters after his side’s convincing win against Newcastle, Mancini said, “It was nice to have Vinnie back. His absence has certainly hurt us. We missed him a lot in the last couple of months.”

“Players like Vinnie and Yaya are very important for the side. You want such players to play regularly. But, it hasn’t happened this season.”

“If we had not struggled with injuries in this season, we would have been in a better position at this stage. The injuries have hurt our chances badly.”

“All our players were fit and available for this match and look how we played.”

Manchester City’s next match is against the local rivals Manchester United. That match will be played at Old Trafford on Monday.

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