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Chelsea 2 - Manchester City 3

FA Community Shield

Villa Park

12/8/12

Attendance: 36, 394

Referee: Kevin Friend

Chelsea
2 - 3
Manchester City
Torres 40′ Bertrand 80′
 
Toure Yaya 53′ Tevez 59′ Nasri 65′
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 36, 394
The Teams
01 Cech
 
 
 
30 Pantilimon
 
 
02 Ivanovic
 
 
 
04 Kompany
 
 
03 Cole
 
 
 
05 Zabaleta
 
 
04 David Luiz
 
 
 
13 Kolarov
 
 
26 Terry
 
 
 
15 Savic
 
 
46'
07 Ramires
 
 
 
07 Milner
 
 
08 Lampard
 
 
 
08 Nasri
 
 
76'
12 Mikel
 
 
 
34 De Jong
 
 
17 Hazard
 
 
71'
 
42 Y Toure
 
 
09 Torres
 
 
 
16 Aguero
 
 
10 Mata
 
 
74'
 
32 Tevez
 
 
88'
Substitutes
22 Turnbull
 
 
 
63 Johansen
 
 
24 Cahill
 
 
 
22 Clichy
 
 
46'
34 Bertrand
 
 
71'
 
28 K Toure
 
 
05 Essien
 
 
 
11 Johnson
 
 
16 Meireles
 
 
 
21 Silva
 
 
76'
23 Sturridge
 
 
74'
 
62 Razak
 
 
40 Piazon
 
 
 
10 Dzeko
 
 
88'
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
15
5
On Target
10
5
Corners
9
14
Fouls
14
5
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
39
%
61
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Kevin McCarra in The Grauniad spoke this week of a Manchester City need to proceed with imperious dominance this season and so it came to pass at Villa Park where ultimately the scoreline flattered a Chelsea side who's collective lack of fitness and indiscipline will surely come under greater scrutiny should they continue to approach big games as recklessly as they did this one...The Citizens by contrast look a robust and hungry outfit bursting with zip and vigour. Their clear and present unity bodes well for the coming season and in some aspects is reminiscent of the once feared spirit that held together the fast ageing likes of Lampard, Terry and Cole, all woefully off the pace today...The VMC Preview earmarked two players for one's to watch analysis today. Eden Hazard, all of a sudden shod of an admiring audience caved in and endured a humiliating debut whereas Carlos Tevez, energised by his first full pre-season as a Manchester City player is running into devastating form...It was in midfield where this game was won and lost. The days when Chelsea bullied City into submission are long gone and Roberto Mancini's bold 3-5-1 formation ensured that Chelsea were strangled save for the 15 minutes before half time where City eased back on the gas...So often last season we saw City up a gear or two to retake control of a contest and in a 12 minute second half blast they took the European Champions to the cleaners and back. It was enough to see the job done and despite a Pantilimon howler and another bout of Olympic spirit shredding nastiness City strolled over the finishing line with ease. Southampton, YOU are next.




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Date:Sunday August 12 2012

Time: 3:29PM

Your Comments

Well in City. Start as you mean to go on. Bring on the Saints.
Bluedub
8 cards including a straight red to Ivanovic. Some friendly!
fifthcolumnblue
This a nice layout thingy.. Good game in all.
ShaunCFC
A good start and another trophy, look out Saints.
johnkelv
 

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