Joleon Lescott believes he and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany form the best central defensive partnership in the country.

He believes City have been at their best when the two defenders have been in partnership.

"I'd like to feel I pull my own weight but we share the workload," he said. "Vinnie's form has been consistently good for a number of years now so you know when you play alongside him that as long as you try and match his levels of effort and commitment you won't be going far wrong."