London, United Kingdom / 07.08.2021 15:09:32
Three months after winning the english cup, the Leicester defeated Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 this saturday in the Community Shield, at Wembley.
The only goal of the match was the work of the Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho penalty (89).
In this way, the players of Brendan Rodgers gave the Leicester the second Community Shield of the club’s history, just five years after the first.
Before a City without several of its stars present in the Eurocup (What De Bruyne, Foden and Sterling), the Foxes they lived a more comfortable game than the result can indicate.
With an eleven quite similar to the one that will start in the Premier, they dominated the first act creating the best chances. Jamie Vardy was about to open the scoring (24), and in 45 with a shot broken by the American goalkeeper Zack Steffen in the first room and then by the post.
The only remarkable opportunity of the Manchester City It was a direct free from Ilkay Gündogan saved by the dane Kasper schmeichel (7).
But the ‘Citizens’ of Pep Guardiola They had a lot of trouble getting to the rival area, little helped by the Spanish Ferran Torres in the lead, and with the inexperienced Samuel Edozie and Cole Palmer, both starters for the first time. Not even the debut of the brand new signing Jack Grealish in the second act he improved the game of the ‘Citizens’.
Leicester will approach the league start with confidence against Wolverhampton at home next Saturday. The City, will begin with a complicated trip to London against the Tottenham, The team of Harry kane, the next Sunday.