Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has warned title rivals they're still playing in third gear.

City are well placed in third as the Premier League resumes after the international break, but are yet to consistently reproduce the form shown for most of their title-winning campaign.

Kompany said: "We are exactly where we wanted to be, second or third place and there are still a lot of games to play. We are just getting through them.

"There will be moments where we will really switch it on. It's already positive for us to pick up so many points when people say maybe we didn't play our best games, but I think we have to be happy with the results.

"If we can still step it up, it's going to be a great season for us again."