FA Community Shield: Liverpool 3 – 1 Manchester City report

    Two late goals gave Liverpool their first trophy of the season as they defeated Manchester City 3-1 in the FA Community Shield at King Power Stadium.

    liverpool were rewarded for a brighter start when trent alexander-arnold’s deflected shot put the 2021-22 fa cup winners a goal ahead at half-time.

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    premier league champions manchester city struck back in the second half through julian alavarez before mohammed salah’s penalty and darwin nunez’s header in stoppage time sealed victory for liverpool .

    The side net was regularly moved in the opening stages, Salah was the first to see a deflected chance five minutes after he had worked his way into the box.

    manchester city did the same through kevin de bruyne, whose shot was deflected into the side of the net by virgil van dijk for the first corner of the game. After being well groomed by regular partner in crime Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson headed in from close range with 15 minutes to go.

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    alexander-arnold ensured liverpool dominance six minutes later when he put liverpool in front, with the defender also involved in the build-up.

    the england international found roberto firmino on the other side of the box, who passed van dijk, and salah then provided the assist for alexander-arnold, whose shot was deflected by nathan ake and much to the delight of amateur liverpool travellers.

    manchester city was looking for an answer and was about to find it through riyad mahrez when he forced liverpool’s third choice goalkeeper adrian to tilt the ball back after having had room to run in the middle, before that the flag be raised for offside.

    erling haaland, city’s new star striker, was featured twice in the closing stages of the first half, doing well to send a shot on goal when he lost his balance, but was unable to do the same moments later, using his foot wrong. to push wide.

    pep guardiola’s charges were unable to find the back of the net as the first half drew to a close, but were in the lead at the start of the second half when mahrez forced adrian to save from deep in the box . .

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    Nunez entered the game for Liverpool at the hour mark and almost made an instant impact when Ederson brought him down in the box before referee Craig Pawson called it offside.

    Following a VAR check, substitute Álvarez’s 70th-minute equalizer was confirmed with the Argentinian forward judged on the sideline in the build-up before capitalizing on a bounced shot from Phil Foden to level City.

    liverpool trailed for only 13 minutes when salah sweetly scored a penalty after joao cancelo was penalized for a handball in the area.


    the reds victory was assured in the fourth minute of added time when núñez headed in his first goal for liverpool before vociferously celebrating in front of his new fans, a scene that was repeated full time when jurgen klopp completed the national team. with his first community shield as coach of liverpool. statistics liverpool: 13 adrian, 66 trent alexander-arnold, 32 joel matip, 4 virgil van dijk, 26 andy robertson, 14 jordan henderson, 3 fabinho, 6 thiago alcantara, 11 mohamed salah, 9 roberto firmino , 23 luis diaz substitutions: 27 darwin nunez for firmino 59′, 19 harvey elliott for henderson 73′, 7 james milner for alexander-arnold 74′, naby keita for thiago 85′, 28 fabio carvalho for diaz 90′, 17 curtis jones for salah 90+5′ unused substitutes: 95 harvey davies; 2 joe gomez, 5 ibrahima konate, 17 curtis jones coach: jurgen klopp goals: alexander-arnold 21′, mo salah (p) 83′, nunez 90+4′ reserves: nunez 90+5′ manchester city: 31 ederson, 2 kyle walker, 3 ruben dias, 6 nathan ake, 7 joao cancelo, 17 kevin de bruyne, 16 rodri, 20 bernardo silva, 26 riyadh mahrez, 9 erling haaland, 10 jack grealish substitutes: 19 julian alvarez for mahrez 58′, 10 jack grealish for foden 58′, 8 ilkay gundogan for de bruyne 73′ unused substitutes: 18 stefan ortega moreno; 4 kalvin phillips, 5 john stones 79 luke mbete, 80 cole palmer, 97 josh wilson-esbrand coach: pep guardiola goals: julian alvarez 70′ warning: ruben dias 83′ referee: craig pawson

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