Man City legends 2-2 Premier League All-Star XI: Score draw in Vincent Kompany testimonial | Football | Sport
Vincent Kompany’s testimonial was a thriller at the Etihad on Wednesday evening.
City went ahead in the second minute when Martin Petrov capitalised on a Gary Neville error.
The Premier League All-Star XI bounced back and took the lead with goals from Robbie Keane and Robin van Persie.
However, Benjami’s late equaliser saved City at the Etihad.
Kompany didn’t play in his own testimonial on Wednesday.
The Anderlecht player-manager is struggling with a hamstring injury and sat on the sidelines.
“Unfortunately I won’t be starting tonight or playing. It’s typical of me, right? I’m usually just there for the end of the season,” Kompany said before the clash.
“I’ve got a slight hamstring injury. I couldn’t risk it tonight.
“We’ve got plenty of awesome players to be watching today and in many ways it is about a celebration to say goodbye, it doesn’t need to be on the pitch as such.
“In the same way, we are doing it for an unbelievable cause. That takes priority.
“I’ll be there for David Silva and Kun Aguero’s testimonials.”
Vincent Kompany testimonial – full squads:
Manchester City Legends – managed by Pep Guardiola
Joe Hart, Costel Pantilimon – Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Kolo Toure, Pablo Zabaleta, Richard Dunne, Gael Clichy – Nigel de Jong, Samir Nasri, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stephen Ireland, David Silva, Dietmar Hamann, James Milner – Craig Bellamy, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Benjani
Premier League All-Stars XI – Managed by Roberto Martinez
Edwin van der Sar, Shay Given – Phil Neville, Gary Neville, John O’Shea, Wes Brown – Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Rafael van der Vaart, Cesc Fabregas – Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie