Vincent Kompany testimonial: Man City Legends vs Premier League All Stars XI team news, TV, lineups, tickets

Tom Doyle
Evening Standard
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Vincent Kompany will bid an emotional farewell to Manchester City fans this evening as the club legend returns to the Etihad Stadium for his testimonial.

Kompany spent 11 years in Manchester, captaining City to four Premier League title triumphs before departing this summer to become Anderlecht's player-manager.

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As befitting a player of Kompany's talent and reputation, a host of football stars past and present are set to turn out for his testimonial, which will see Manchester City Legends take on a Premier League All-Stars XI.

And it certainly is an All-Stars XI, with the likes of Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas to play alongside nearly all of Manchester United's famous 'Class of '92' - Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and the Neville brothers.

Cult City hero Mario Balotelli will line up for Kompany's Legends, with Kolo Toure, Craig Bellamy, Edin Dzeko and James Milner among others set to wear sky blue at the Etihad one more time.

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Tickets

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Tackle4MCR - the initiative Kompany set up with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to address rough sleeping and homelessness on the streets of Manchester.

Click here for more ticket information.

TV channel and live stream information

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage from 7pm BST for a 7:45pm kick-off. Sky Sports is available via NOW TV with a 10-month season ticket on offer for £199.

Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

Teams

Man City Legends

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  • Manager: Pep Guardiola

  • Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Costel Pantilimon

  • Defenders: Vincent Kompany, Aleksandr Kolarov, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Kolo Toure, Pablo Zabaleta, Richard Dunne, Gael Clichy

  • Midfielders: Nigel De Jong, Samir Nasri, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stephen Ireland, David Silva, Dietmar Hamann, James Milner

  • Forwards: Craig Bellamy, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli, Benjani

Premier League All-Stars XI

  • Manager: Roberto Martinez

  • Goalkeepers: Edwin van der Sar, Shay Given

  • Defenders: Phil Neville, Gary Neville, John O’Shea, Wes Brown

  • Midfielders: Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Rafael van der Vaart, Cesc Fabregas

  • Forwards: Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie

Kompany in his own words

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"I had such a special time at City and it’s a great chance to say goodbye (to the fans).

"We had such a special time. They have been great to me and I have always given everything to them, and this game is a little bit for them.

"I want to use every opportunity on the day to thank them though the testimonial is not so much about myself.

"It’s for a key charity too which is really important."

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