Pel­le­grini: No re­grets over Kom­pany se­lec­tion against Liver­pool

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Manuel Pel­le­grini in­sists he stands by his de­ci­sion to se­lect Vin­cent Kom­pany against Liver­pool, de­spite an un­spec­tac­u­lar show­ing from the Manch­ester City skip­per.

The Bel­gium in­ter­na­tional had landed awk­wardly in a train­ing-ground col­li­sion with Micah Richards prior to the trip to An­field, putting his par­tic­i­pa­tion in doubt.

But a late fit­ness test saw the 28-year-old start against the ram­pant Reds, though he was given some­thing of an af­ter­noon to for­get – es­pe­cially when his awk­ward, sliced clear­ance landed at the feet of Philippe Coutinho who fired into the bot­tom cor­ner to win the match.

Pel­le­grini, though, is in no doubt that he made the right de­ci­sion by se­lect­ing Kom­pany and re­fused to sin­gle the Bel­gian out for crit­i­cism.

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