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Arsenal Need Penalties To Clinch Community Shield Crown

Community Shield Report: Arsenal v Chelsea 06 August 2017

By SL International - Aug 06, 2017 05:05 PM

Community Shield

Result: Arsenal 1 (4)- (1)1 Chelsea

Date: 06 August 2017

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Arsenal won the FA Community Shield after defeating Chelsea 4-1 on penalties at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger decided leave Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil out of the match day squad, while Alvaro Morata started on the bench for the Blues.

There was a good tempo to the opening 15 minutes, but neither side could carve out a clear-cut opportunity.

The Gunners went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock in the 22nd minute as Danny Welbeck teed up Lacazette, who rattled the upright from just inside the box.

Petr Cech was called into action 10 minutes later, as he produced a fine save at his near post to deny Pedro Rodriguez.

The score remained goalless as the sides entered the halftime break.

However, Chelsea took the lead inside the first minute of the second half and Gary Cahill headed the ball into the box, where Victor Moses reacted quickest and managed to fire past Cech.

With Arsenal struggling to create chances, Wenger introduced Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott after 65 minutes.

Antonio Conte opted for a change of his own in the 73rd minute as Michy Batshuayi made way for Morata.

Granit Xhaka nearly brought Arsenal level three minutes with a fine effort from 25-yards out, but Thibaut Courtois produced a fine save to keep out the strike.

Chelsea were then reduced to 10 men in the 80th minute whe Pedro was sent off for late challenge on Mohamed Elneny.

Arsenal leveled matters from the resulting free-kick, as Kolasinac headed home into the bottom corner for his first goal for the club.

Neither side could find a winning goal in the closing stages, forcing the clash into a penalty shoot-out, where the Gunners triumphed 4-1.

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CECIL M Joined: 08 Jun 2017
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CECIL M Aug 07, 2017 12:38 PM
mxm
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sky gunners Aug 07, 2017 09:53 AM
Beating champions twice give em bells
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 07, 2017 09:24 AM
Wenger alwayz didnt trust Giroud,he benched him for nothing bt this guy his a natural striker and he hv a great eye for goals
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tsikaldinho Aug 07, 2017 08:13 AM
Cowdior change yr headline dude n say ''Gunners gunned the blues down'' tht wl make u sound lyk a pro.
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C_joy Aug 07, 2017 08:09 AM
U will only manage to win dis community cups not lig title
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tsikaldinho Aug 07, 2017 08:07 AM
The headline stands as if only Arsenal took spo kicks.
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Bucs king Ruler Aug 07, 2017 06:48 AM
Wl done Arsenal
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Realydoctor10 Aug 07, 2017 12:18 AM
Congratulations
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Faysal Aug 06, 2017 08:55 PM
Keep wining gunners
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chiefs is useless Aug 06, 2017 07:58 PM
Arsenal is abusing me this days, but I know they win small cups bit it hurts
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Geoff Stunner Aug 06, 2017 07:32 PM
if Arsenal can manage to keep Sanchez and Ozil and hope that Koscienly and Mustafi stay injury free then we can pose a serious challenge for the championship.
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Bridgertte Layun Aug 06, 2017 07:28 PM
@prakazel,,,Lol natuurlik sou ek daardie dier koop,as ek genoeg geld gehad het,,,hahahaaa
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prakazel Aug 06, 2017 07:15 PM
@Bridgertte Layun lol jy sê hy is jou gunsteling dier van die dieretuin by nappyrena
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prakazel Aug 06, 2017 07:13 PM
Where's all these chelsea fakefools(sorry dawanas)
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chiefs_ENEMY Aug 06, 2017 07:08 PM
GUNNERS of LONDON
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Buccaneer 4 lyf ★® Aug 06, 2017 06:43 PM
Danky Arsenal ...Shield (Roll-on) fc talk too much ....now they are back to square 1 ...I feel sorry for Alvaro Morata bcz this gonna be a trophyless debut season ...Ay
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Cows eaten as usual ...Ay
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jstice26 Aug 06, 2017 06:28 PM
Well done gunners,pls keep that momentum,because there is Manchester United
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MR E Aug 06, 2017 06:22 PM
Well done to arsenal the guys fought very hard to win it
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Tsiba Madiba....7 Aug 06, 2017 06:22 PM
dankie Arsenal....let d league begin

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