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Community Shield: Manchester City Snatch First Trophy of the Season from Liverpool

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Community Shield: Manchester City Snatch First Trophy of the Season from Liverpool

Manchester City has won the FA Community Shield after defeating Liverpool on penalties.

The Premier League champion are once again the champion of the football association championship to lift their first trophy of the 2019/2020 season.

The intensity of the game was high. Man City got ahead in the first half from a Raheem Sterling’s jab from close range from a David Silva flick in a dominating first half for the citizens. Although, Liverpool almost made a comeback towards the end of the half with Van Dijk ball landing on the goal line.

The second half was highly dominated by the Reds forcing Walker and City to a goal line clearance of a Mo Salah’s shot. Also, Naby Keita’s shot was saved by Claudio Bravo in a tough half for City. Salah’s ten shots at goal out of which four was on target testified to their dominance.

Liverpool were rewarded by the goal from Joel Matip from a Virgil’s cross. The regulation time ends at one all which necessitated penalty shootouts.

Wijnaldum penalty miss was enough to decide the winner. Manchester City 5 Liverpool 4.

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Nur'deen Olaitan, a Linguist from University of Ilorin. Passionate about sport, travelling, writing, & politics. He puts humanity above anyone or anything. He hold honesty and integrity in high esteem.Reach him via nakata@newsliveng.com

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