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Vincent Kompany testimonial: Jamie Carragher relieved to see Gary Neville go off injured

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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher lined up together for the Premier League All-stars XI
Neville and Carragher lined up collectively for the All-stars XI (Picture: Getty)

was grateful pulled his hamstring mid-way via testimonial after his error gifted the Manchester City legends’ an early purpose.

Neville endured a nightmare opening minute on the Etihad, dropping sight of Martin Petrov and leaving the previous City star free to run via on purpose.

After Petrov smashed the ball into the roof of the online, Carragher blasted Neville for abandoning his runner and leaving Petrov on their own on the wing.

Neville then pulled his hamstring and Carragher was relieved to see his fellow pundit hobble off.

‘You’ve acquired to go along with your runners, haven’t ya? You’ve acquired to go along with your runners,’ he informed Sky Sports after the sport.

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‘He (Neville) gives a goal away in the first minute, pulls his hamstring and then after he goes off, we’re high-quality.

‘We were in total control when he went off. You’ve acquired to go along with your runners. How many instances have we heard Gary Neville mentioned that on Monday Night ?’

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Soccer Football - Vincent Kompany's Testimonial - Manchester City Legends v Premier League All-Stars - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - September 11, 2019 Premier League All-Stars' Gary Neville with Jamie Carragher after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
Carragher was not impressed with Neville’s defending (Picture: Reuters)

While Neville’s early error put the Premier League All-stars on the again foot, Robbie Keane levelled proceedings with a slick end after a flowing transfer that concerned former Manchester United trio Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie.

And the fightback was accomplished within the second half when Van Persie, solely just lately retired, produced a trademark end to make it 2-1 for the guests.

But there was to be late celebrates for Kompany and the City legends when Benjani headed in from a free-kick within the 89th minute.

MORE: Manchester United followers beg Paul Scholes to return after outrageous move in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial

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