The Leicester City has conquered this Saturday the Community Shield, the first title of the season in England, after beating the Manchester City (1-0) thanks to a penalty goal from Kelechi Iheanacho, in the absence of a minute for the conclusion of a match played at Wembley Stadium.
The ‘foxes’ achieved the second’Community‘of its history after 1971 in a preseason duel with many unusual players in the eleven of both teams. In addition, the final in London marked the debut of Jack Grealish with City, the most expensive player in English football, whose transfer was made official the day before for 117 million euros.
Ferran Torres was a starter in the team chosen by Pep Guardiola, who started better in the first half with several shots away in boots from Mahrez and Gundogan. However, the goal was never really close for the ‘citizens’, who ended up giving space to their rival and ended up without options in the opening act. Your goalkeeper Zack steffen had several worthwhile interventions.
The best for Leicester was from Spanish Ayoze Perez, with a delicious high heel, and a rejection of Vardy that did not come to fruition either. In the second half, when everything seemed headed for extra time, Iheanacho appeared to provoke a penalty that ended up deciding the first title of the course in the United Kingdom.
The Nigerian dribbled to Nathan Aké and in the deception he ended up being locked in the area. The maximum penalty was transformed by himself but he did not celebrate it because of his past at City. In this way, the pupils of Brendan Rodgers sentenced their victory and raised a Community Shield that they had tried to win without success in the final five years ago.