As it happened: LFC 1-1 Man City (4-5 penalties)

Community Shield Final
Sunday 04 August 2019 - 3:00 pm
Wembley
Liverpool1
1Man City
LFC Lost - Lost 5-4 on pens
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12'⚽️ Sterling
13'↔️ Sané off, Jesus on
32' De Bruyne
60'↔️ Silva off, Gündogan on
Fabinho off, Keïta on ↔️67'
Alexander-Arnold off, Matip on ↔️67'
⚽️ Matip77'
Henderson off, Lallana on ↔️79'
Origi off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on ↔️79'
Firmino off, Shaqiri on ↔️79'
89'↔️ De Bruyne off, Foden on
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It's the curtain raiser to the English Premier League season today at Wembley.

Man City, who won the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup face down the European Champions Liverpool.

The reds have endured a fairly stuttering pre-season - not helped by the absence of the entire forward line and goalkeeper due to Copa America and African Cup of Nations summer action.

Salah, Alisson and Firmino returned from holiday just this week whilst Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri have only just staged their return from injuries.  Sadio Mane is also missing as he enjoys the last day of a very truncated summer break.

Continuing the pre-season vibe a total of six substitutes are allowed to be used in today's fixture and if the scores are level at 90 minutes we go straight to penalties.

Following today's game the reds will begin preparations for the Premier League's first fixture at Anfield on Friday against Norwich City.

As it happened...

13:27 UK
Klopp on this game

"For me, it has nothing to do with the rest of the season.

"If we win it, good. If we lose it, not good. Will it have an influence on the season? I don't think so. We have to prove ourselves during the season, not in one game.

"It's a final. This is the first time that I realised nobody sees it like that to be honest. In Germany I won it five times, but nobody mentions it."

13:46 UK
Confirmed LFC Team

James Milner ruled out for today's game as a precaution.

TEAM: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Origi, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Matip.

14:02 UK
Man City team

Here's how our opponents line up today

Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Rodri, Silva (C), De Bruyne, Sane, Bernardo, Sterling

Subs | Ederson, Gundogan, Jesus, Aguero, Angelino, Foden, E Garcia

14:46 UK
Klopp keeping a close eye on the warm ups

14:48 UK
Ten minutes till kick off

A reminder of today's two starting teams

14:55 UK
Teams are out on the pitch

A serious expression from Guardiola, broken by a cheeky wink.  Him an Klopp share a handshake and the teams enter the field

14:56 UK

Mike Summerbee and Ray Clemence amongst the party being introduced to the players on the Wembley pitch.

15:00 UK
KICK OFF

Underway at Wembley

15:05 UK

4' Joe Gomez has the ball snatched off him by Raheem Sterling - ball falls to Leroy Mane who drills into the side netting.

15:06 UK

Divock Origi doing a lot of the grunt work in these opening minutes - getting back and providing cover for Andy Robertson at left back.

Man City happy to knock it around at the back.

15:06 UK

6' Good work by Bobby Firmino with a wonderful take down, spin and then a shot - but its straight at Bravo.

15:08 UK

8' First corner of the game for Man City but Kevin de Bruyne sends it over everyones heads and its out for a throw in.

15:09 UK
Chance

8' Origi controls the ball to Firmino - he sends a great ball through to Salah who then sticks it wide.

Should have worked the keeper.

15:10 UK

10' Leroy Sane and Alexander-Arnold having a bit of a race down the wing and Sane looks like he fell over a bit awkward.

15:13 UK
Goal

12' Man City take the lead through Sterling.

Long delay there for Sane and then from a cross into the back of the box City manage to lump it back in and Sterling is 6 yards out to put it in.

15:14 UK
Sub

13' Gabriel Jesus is on to replace Leroy Sane.

15:16 UK
Chance

16' Mo Salah burns away from Zinchenko who tries to foul him.  But the angle is tightening and Salah's shot hits the side netting.

15:18 UK

17' City's long ball from Claudio Bravo once again finds a man and they've got another chance inside the area. 

Alisson beats that shot away but the reds are not defending very well at all here.

City look a lot fitter and sharper.

15:22 UK
Possession

21' A good spell of the ball for Liverpool but it's all in the middle of the pitch.

City look to have more threat when they get the ball.

15:25 UK
Robbo the machine

24' Andy Robertson causes havoc in the City defence and the ball squirms through but it's just inches closer to Claudio Bravo than to the onrushing Mo Salah.

The City keeper gets hold of that one to avert the danger.

15:29 UK

29' Another wasted chance there for Mo Salah.  He's got time there at the corner of the 6 yard box.  He fires it over the bar.

15:32 UK

31' Salah turns Sterling inside out and the former Liverpool player is straight back up to foul Firmino.

Fabinho with a long diagonal pass forward but he's overhit that.  Rusty.

15:40 UK
LFC Corner

39' Trent Alexander-Arnold hits an overhit corner just as de Bruyne did earlier for City.  At least this one goes out for a goal kick rather than a throw in.

Pace of the game has really slowed down now. 

City have been constantly working to expose LFC's offside trap and Kevin de Bruyne only just offside that time around.

15:42 UK
Gomez v Silva

41' Joe Gomez and David Silva both go with their feet up for the ball.  Joe Gomez wins that round.

Guardiola fuming but that could have easily been the other way around.  Players enjoying a little drinks break now, four minutes before half time.

15:43 UK

Guardiola given a yellow card for his carrying on on the touchline.

15:50 UK
HALF TIME

Liverpool 0-1 City

Sterling scores from 6 yards after a bit of a switch off at right back from the reds.  Game played in a relatively benign fashion but Mo Salah arguably should have grabbed himself a hat-trick.

Each team can make up to six subs in this game so there could be even less flow to the second half.

16:06 UK
SECOND HALF

No changes at half time

16:12 UK

51' Both teams attacking the ends which house their own supporters in this second half.  Most of the Liverpool subs now on the touchline warming up ahead of expected changes.

Good period of possession for the reds in this second half.

16:14 UK

53' Head tennis in the City penalty area but Zinchenko eventually heads it back to Claudio Bravo.

16:18 UK
Crossbar

57' Corner for the reds - van Dijk with the shot that touches the underside of the bar.  Didn't go over the line.

16:19 UK

There was a lot of that ball over the line, but not for the first time v City - not all of the ball!

16:19 UK
Post

58' Mo Salah hits the post.

It's going to be one of those days isn't it!

16:21 UK
Subs begin

60' Gundogan on for David Silva.  City's second sub.

16:23 UK

62' Kyle Walker clatters Divock Origi to the ground, doesn't put the ball out and fires it forward to Sterling. 

Sterling has a one on one with the keeper and then bizzarely forgets to shoot!  Comical. 

16:28 UK
Double sub for the reds

67' Naby Keita and Joel Matip on for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho.

16:34 UK

73' de Bruyne with a shot inside the box.  Alisson a bit unsighted but he manages to get low and keep hold of that.

16:39 UK
GOAL

77' Henderson free kick, headed back in by van Dijk and JOEL MATIP scores the equaliser.

16:40 UK
Three subs

79' Firmino, Henderson and Origi off.  Lallana, Shaqiri and Oxlade-Chamberlain on.

16:44 UK

83' Crucial save by Claudio Bravo from Naby Keita. 

Liverpool have been the better side in this second half and are ending strongly.

16:46 UK

86' Salah shoots from the edge of the box, deflection off Zinchenko and just on to the top of the net.

16:50 UK
City sub

89' Foden on for de Bruyne.  Klopp and Guardiola having a 'conversation' which Jordan Henderson joins in.  Probably related to City time-wasting.

16:51 UK
Injury time

Four minutes of it ahead.

16:54 UK
Cleared off the line

90+3' Salah flick is slid into by John Stones.  Salah heads the rebound over the keeper but Kyle Walker clears it off the line with a lunge.

16:55 UK
Full time

Liverpool 1-1 City

It heads straight to the lottery of penalties.

17:00 UK
Penalties

Will be taken in front of the Liverpool supporters.

Shaqiri up first.

17:01 UK

GOAL

Shaqiri (1-0)

17:01 UK

GOAL

Gundogan (1-1)

17:02 UK

SAVED

Wijnaldum (1-1)

17:03 UK

GOAL

Bernado Silva (1-2)

17:03 UK

GOAL

Lallana (2-2)

17:04 UK

GOAL

Foden (2-3)

17:05 UK

GOAL

Oxlade-Chamberlain (3-3)

17:06 UK

GOAL

Zinchenko (3-4)

17:06 UK

GOAL

Salah (4-4)

17:07 UK

GOAL

Gabriel Jesus converts City's 5th pen and they win the shoot-out 5-4.

17:09 UK
FULL TIME

Liverpool 1-1 Man City (4-5 penalties).

City claim the Community Shield this year.  Very impressive second half from the reds who can now look forward to the beginning of the Premier League season.



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