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Belgian looking for more of the same

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany is demanding his team-mates produce a repeat performance of the attacking intent shown against Fulham last weekend.

City travel to Stoke City on Saturday on the back of a 4-1 win at Craven Cottege - arguably their best performance of the season so far.

Kompany told the club's official website: "We have Stoke next and I wouldn’t say they were any less difficult than Fulham because both are difficult teams to play against, particularly on their own ground.

“It will be a tough, physical challenge but we will go into the game in great confidence and really go for the win.

“We’ll be prepared because Stoke gave us a number of tough encounters last season and they were up the challenge each time.

"They are also on a good run of form at present so it will be a real test, but if we play to our maximum in defence, midfield and attack we are a match for any team.

"In fact, if we show the kind of mentality we did at Craven Cottage on a weekly basis, we will have a very good season.

“We’ve had some good performances this season but this was of a very high standard, but this is the level we need to match the heights we reached last Sunday every time we play and for the rest of the season.

“We can’t slip or only perform the way we did against Fulham every now and then - we need to be consistent until the last kick of the season.”

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