Chelsea 2 - 3 Manchester City

Match info: FA Community Shield at Villa Park

Date: 12/08/2012 KO: 13:30 Ref: K Friend Att: 36,394

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Fernando Torres 40
Ryan Bertrand 80


Man City

Yaya Toure 53
Carlos Tevez 59
Samir Nasri 65

FT (ht: 1-0)


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  • Full-time: That's it. Manchester City win the Community Shield. Good effort from 10 men Chelsea but they were overpowered after the break.

  • Sense City have now realised they were being a little adventurous. Now they are content to keep the ball in the corner.

  • Pantilimon claims and can break quickly with Cech upfield. Ramires fouls Silva quite deliberately with Cech out of his goal but the referee is generous and doesn't give the Brazilian a second yellow.

  • Lazy pass from Kolarov and Chelsea have one last chance. They win a corner and Cech is up.

  • Dzeko clean through but he is so slow there and the Chelsea defence recover.

  • There will be four minutes of added time.

  • The two men combine again. Milner gets to the byline and cuts it back for Aguero to tap in... but he misses!

  • Numbers in this City attack but Aguero ignores better options to spread the ball wide to Milner. Then the cross just eludes Toure and Silva with Luiz able to intercept.

  • Dzeko on for Tevez.

  • Nice try by Torres to put Ramires through with a lay-off but it slices off his boot and out for a goal-kick.

  • Tevez running at defenders in the box but Lampard does well to put himself between the player and the ball, winning a free-kick.

  • Cole getting forward and then Bertrand puts the cross in but City clear. Decent pressure from the 10 men.

  • It comes to nothing but Chelsea are looking for the equaliser here.

  • Now Kolarov concedes a corner at the other end. Chelsea's best chance you'd think.

  • Zabaleta tries to find Milner but the hard-working wing-back can't keep that one in despite his best efforts.

  • Luiz tries to rob Tevez but commits the foul.

  • Pantilimon also booked for his part in that.

  • Bertrand then tries to wrestle the ball off Pantilimon to restart the game and is booked.

  • Goal! That's one back for Chelsea. Horrible goalkeeping from Pantilimon as he spills a Sturridge shot and Ryan Bertrand is quick off the mark to score from the rebound.


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