Arsenal Secures Community Shield Victory Over Manchester City in Penalty Shootout

Trossard’s Timely Equalizer

Leandro Trossard equalizer in the 101st min lead Arsenal to the victory. Arsenal Defeated Manchester City 4-1 in Penalties and won the Community Shield at Wembley.

Manchester City was about to win their Fourth trophy of the year when Cole Palmer scored beautiful goal at 77th minute but with the equalizer at 101st minute match went into Penalties where Manchester City lost.
Manchester City lost Community shield third time in a row.

Arsenal played really well in the first half but they also missed lots of good opportunities during the first half, Kai Havertz missed two good changes that could be converted into goals and Arsenal would have lead at halftime.

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City’s Earlier Lead and Arsenal’s Strong Performance

Jurien Timber and Declan Rice Arsenal new recruit also played really well and their goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale also did a good comeback late in the game.

It was difficult to stop the Palmer’s first goal which was nicely initiated by the Phil Foden following the beautiful shot in the far corner.

In the first 15 minutes City had almost 85% possession of the ball, Partey had already been given a yellow card for kicking the ball away and Mikel Arteta his coarch was also given the yellow card for having words with fourth official when Rodri wasn’t given the yellow card for pulling the his t-shirt.

It was quite difficult to break through the strong defense of Arsenal, City realized when Julian Alvarez took the long ranged shot, Havertz also missed the two great chances.

Manchester City in the second looked more confident and Palmer’s lovely left foot strike into the far corner won the goal just before the 13 minutes from the finish.

Later into the stoppage time, due to the Trossard shootout attempt was deflected in by Manuel Akanji Arsenal manages to comeback in the game. Match went into the penalty shootout.

Penalty Shootout Stats

  • 1-0: Odegaard scored for Arsenal
  • 1-0: De Bruyne hit the bar for Manchester City
  • 2-0: Trossard scored for Arsenal
  • 2-1: Silva scored for Manchester City
  • 3-1: Saka scored for Arsenal
  • 3-1: Ramsdale saved Rodri’s shot for Manchester City
  • 4-1: Vieira scored for Arsenal

Historical Significance and Milestones

  • After the Manchester United who lost the Community Shield four times in a row between 1998 and 2001, Manchester City became the second team to lost the Community Shield three times in a row.
  • After winning the Community Shield this time Arsenal became the second most Community Shield winners by passing the Liverpool and won the 17th time.
  • Manchester City player Cole Palmer became the youngest player to score in the community shield since Cesc Fabregas for Arsenal against Chelsea in 2005
  • Leandro Trossard equalized for Arsenal, he has been involved in 12 goal which is the second highest after Bukayo Saka.
  • Erling Haaland didn’t managed to score in last six competitive matches for Manchester City.

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FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. Who scored the equalizer for the Arsenal in the community shield match against Manchester City?
A1. Leandro Trossard scored the equalizer for Arsenal in 101st minute.

Q2. What was the end score of the match between Arsenal and Manchester City ?
A2.The Match was ended with 1-1 draw then match went into the penalties where Arsenal defeated the Manchester City by 4-1.

Q3. Who scored the goal for Manchester city in Community Shield Match?
A3. Cole Palmer Scored the first goal of the match for Manchester City in the 77th minute.

Q4.How many times Arsenal won the Community shield.
A4. Arsenal won the Community Shield 17 times.

Source: Sky sports

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