Manchester City’s performance against Liverpool on Thursday was beyond anything Vincent Komapny has ever witnessed, the defender has revealed.City claimed a 2-1 victory over the league-leaders thanks to a first-half strike from Sergio Aguero and a Leroy Sane effort after the break after Liverpool had equalised through Roberto Firmino.The win took them to within four points of the Reds on a crucial evening in the Premier League title race. Had Pep Guardiola’s side lost they would have fallen 10 points behind Liverpool, but Kompany was able to skipper the Citizens to victory and end a run of four games without a win against the Anfield club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to Sky Sports after the game at the Etihad Stadium, Kompany said: “We went toe-to-toe with a very aggressive, very physical team and I think we matched them for everything if not more.”The result is the result – it’s still in their hands. But the performance was beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed today.”Liverpool had the better of the opening encounters and nearly took the lead after John Stones’ clearance deflected off of Ederson and came 11 millimetres from crossing the line, but the defender was able to scramble the ball clear.City rallied though and ended the game with nine shots to Liverpool’s seven, enjoying slightly more possession in the second half too.When asked where the performance came from, Kompany replied: “It came from the guts, that’s it.”We’ve said before we know the 12th man is more than just the fans. It’s something from within, it’s desire, it’s something you can’t describe and today it was there and it made us a better team. We’re a better team when we play with emotion.”The Belgium international unnerved some supporters with a strong tackle on Mohamed Salah during the game. He saw yellow for the challenge but said he felt it was a good tackle. “On the pitch I felt I got the ball, maybe a bit of the man but it wasn’t naughty or I didn’t try to injure him that’s for sure,” the centre-back continued. “But it was that or let him go through on goal and the decision was made very quickly in my head.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
AUBURN – OCTOBER 16: Photo of the Auburn University logo at the top of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)The Auburn Tigers were hardly expected to walk into Tuscaloosa and beat the Crimson Tide on the road, but to lose 52-21 in a blowout may have taken some of the wind out of their sails.Unfortunately, with a 7-5 record on the season, they’re not going to be playing in one of the truly special bowl games like the Peach Bowl or Sugar Bowl.Luckily for the Tigers, they secured their spot in a bowl game weeks ago and now have plenty of options.The Birmingham Bowl, Texas Bowl, Music City Bowl, Independence Bowl, Belk Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Gator Bowl, and Outback Bowl are all on the table for SEC teams.CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm thinks that we’ll see Auburn taking on Iowa State in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.Meanwhile, Eric Single of Sports Illustrated has Auburn slated to play Big Ten title game participant Northwestern in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.Finally, College Football News has Auburn taking on Temple in the Birmingham Bowl.The Auburn Tigers are 1-4 in bowl games under current head coach Gus Malzahn. Auburn’s last bowl win came in 2015, with a Birmingham Bowl win over Memphis.