E.England’s football champions Manchester City have also missed the hoped-for first title of the new season with their new millionaire Jack Grealish. The team of coach Pep Guardiola lost on Saturday evening in the traditional Community Shield against FA Cup winners Leicester City with a late goal 0: 1 (0: 0).
For the goal in the first game at London’s Wembley Stadium after the European Championship final on July 11, Joker Kelechi Iheanacho, who previously played for Man City, made a penalty in the 89th minute. The shield in England’s football elite is comparable to the Supercup between the German champions and the DFB Cup winners.
At Man City, 118 million euro newcomer Grealish was initially on the bench. Guardiola, who like his colleague Brendan Rodgers was allowed to change six times, brought the England international, who had come from Aston Villa, as a joker in the 65th minute. The 25-year-old, who had some good scenes, lacked the connection to the game in his first competitive game for his new club. England’s new darling, who followed in the footsteps of David Beckham at the European Championships, had only changed two days ago – costs: 100 million pounds (about 118 million euros).
The Danish national team goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel thwarted the first big chance for Man City: With a free kick by Ilkay Gündogan, who was replaced after the break, the Danish EM hero showed his class and steered the ball over the bar. On the other hand, Foxes striker Jamie Vardy missed a huge opportunity to take the lead before the break.
Man City had more of the game, overall more possession, but no compelling chances. In the team from Leicester, the surprise champions of 2016, the former Freiburg Caglar Söyüncü played a solid game in central defense.