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Kompany unconcerned as Man City fire blanks in Manchester derby

Vincent Kompany is confident Manchester City will soon start scoring and improve their prospects of a place in the Champions League next season. The Belgium defender insists there is much to be positive about after the goal-less draw against Manchester United at Eastlands.

City are four points clear of fifth-placed Newcastle and he said: "As a defender I would rather the game finished 0-0 than 4-4 or something. It may have been better for the fans but it is a good point.

"It puts us in a good place in the league. We are still very much in it and we will make sure we win against Birmingham. We have a great possibility in this game.

"We have picked ourselves up and are looking forward. There is a four-point gap between us and our competitors for the Champions League spot. It is interesting and things are going in a good way for us.

"We have played maybe the five best teams in the country in Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, United and Chelsea and kept four clean sheets against them.

"Those teams usually score for fun but we have done well to contain them. It is a positive thing. Goals will come in our next games.

"It is a very long season. Winter is coming. The dangerous month of December is coming, so there will be a lot changes in months ahead."

In a game of few chances former United striker Carlos Tevez came close to making the breakthrough in the first half but Edwin Van der Sar was equal to his superb free-kick.

Kompany added on the club's official website: "We were not going to give anything away against United. We did not want to give them any presents.

"There was a lot of build up to that game and everybody did their best. It was just both teams did better defensively than offensively."

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