- Community Shield
Kompany wants to add to trophy haul
Captain Vincent Kompany set his sights on a trophy-laden season with Manchester City after they secured their first of the new campaign with a 3-2 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield.
City went behind in the first half to a Fernando Torres strike before Branislav Ivanovic was dismissed for a studs up tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov just two minutes later.
The Premier League champions stepped up a gear in the second half scoring through Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri. Ryan Bertrand pulled a goal back to set up a nervy finish but City held on to win their first Community Shield since 1972.
Tevez was lively throughout the game match and Kompany was inevitably asked about the Argentine striker, and whether he would make headlines fire the right reasons after his much publicised spat with Roberto Mancini last year.
"I couldn't care less what the headlines say as long as the club wins trophies," Kompany said. "We'll celebrate.''
City start their campaign at home to Southampton next Sunday and Kompany added: "It's going to be a tough league this year because there's a lot of quality around - as you've seen today. It will be another interesting season again and if we can improve on last season again I'll be very happy.''
Asked for his view on Ivanovic's red card Kompany added: "I'm not going to get involved. I was a bit far from the action so didn't see.''