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Manchester City midfielder plays down row that led to Vincent Kompany being dropped

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has played down the row that allegedly led to captain Vincent Kompany being dropped from Manuel Pellegrini’s side, according to BT Sport.

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The incident reportedly happened following the defeat to Liverpool at Anfield – where Kompany especially looked off the pace – subsequently leaving City five points behind Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, and seemingly damaging their title hopes beyond repair.

But the Brazilian has revealed that the altercation between the two was nothing more than a normal discussion.

“There was a conversation, and not much more than that. I don’t know why people actually thought there was a fight – we spoke about how we could improve things in that match,” Fernandinho explained.

Despite his attempts to set the record straight, speculation persists as to the exact events that have led to Kompany, the stalwart of the side for many years now, being dropped, but the 29-year-old has backed the Belgian centre-back to once again lead the team to glory.

“I don’t have anything bad to say about Vinny – he is a great player, a great team member, and I have always liked him. It’s very weird that this story actually came up, for something so small to suddenly become so big,” he continued.

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