Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has played down their free-kick bust-up during the draw with Sunderland.

City striker Mario Balotelli and defender Aleksandar Kolarov argued over who should take a free-kick.

Kompany had to push Balotelli away, but the Belgian wanted to downplay the incident.

He said: "I think ultimately people will always comment and make the wrong opinions.

"It is a passion game, a high-tension game. Ultimately we just wanted to win and score goals. That is what it is all about."