Leicester City wins Community Shield
After suffering a huge blow in the last preseason match against Villarreal, when Wesley Fofana fractured his fibula, Leicester City managed to beat Manchester City in the battle for the Community Shield. Brendan Rodgers appointed a surprising replacement for Fofana. Wilfried Ndidi started as one of the centre backs. The midfielder of the Cameroon national team, was set a line back to be in the centre of the defence. Manchester City wasn’t exactly ready for this match and youth players like Edozie and Palmer.
Even though Man City didn’t play their strongest team, they still pretty much dominated the game. Things didn’t go according to plan for them and the game stayed goalless for a long time. Even in the second half, when both managers made some changes, it stayed quiet. Manchester City fans got excited when new signing Jack Grealish entered the pitch. The England international had 25 minutes to change the game, but after only one training with his new team, he wasn’t up for the task yet.
This match was destined to become the third consecutive Community Shield match that was decided on penalties. In the end it was decide on a single penalty. Nathan Ake took Kelechi Ihaenacho down just before injury time. The Nigerian striker took his responsibility and put the ball on the penalty spot. He netted the ball behind Manchester City goalkeeper Steffen and brought his team the Community Shield. Leicester City now won two trophies in their last two matches at Wembley. A great result for the team that just missed out on Champions League football last season. These two trophies will pretty much make up for this disappointing result.