🏆 Late penalty sees Leicester beat Man City to win Community Shield | OneFootball

🏆 Late penalty sees Leicester beat Man City to win Community Shield

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Lewis Ambrose

The traditional curtain raiser that is the Community Shield is underway, with Leicester aiming to win the trophy for the first time since 1971 against six-time winners Manchester City.

Leicester City 1
Manchester City 0
Full time

Scorers: Iheanacho 89′

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner from the spot after 88 goalless minutes in the Community Shield on Saturday.

All eyes were on Jack Grealish before the game but British football’s first £100m man was only on the bench at Wembley as his new side struggled in the first half.

City goalkeeper Zack Steffen was the star of the opening 45 minutes, denying Ayoze Pérez first and then Jamie Vardy on two occasions as they looked for the opener.

The Premier League champions regrouped at the break and took control, with fullbacks Joao Cancelo and Benjamin Mendy supporting the midfield more to help wrestle back control of the game.

But a big Riyad Mahrez chance on the break was sent high over the bar and Grealish, introduced for the final 25 minutes, struggled to create much on his first outing under Pep Guardiola.

At the other end, Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka were introduced and stretched the City defence. With the game poised for a penalty shootout, Kelechi was brought down by Nathan Aké and made no mistake against his former club from 12 yards to seal the win.