Arsenal has lifted its first trophy of the season.
Arsenal won the 2023 FA Community Shield on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, England, at 0:00 a.m. ET today.
Arsenal started with Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Julian Timber, Thomas Partey, Rice, Martin Ødegaard, Buchayo Sakho, Gabriel Martinelli, and Kai Havertz.
City started with Ortega Moreno, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Lubin Dias, Manuel Akanji, Rodri, Matteo Kovacic, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez, and Elling Holland.
The game started out evenly matched. City had the first shot on goal. In the 13th minute, forward pressure cleared the ball out of the Arsenal area and Rodriguez attempted a mid-range shot that hit Rice and went wide. City continued to dominate possession, while Arsenal settled into a solid defense.
Midway through the first half, the game continued to be a seesaw affair. Arsenal had their chances. In the 24th minute, Harbertz’s shot was saved by Ortega after White overlapped, and Martinelli’s subsequent effort was blocked by Stones.
In the 35th minute, Xhaka saw his left-footed effort go wide of the post. Arsenal continued to push for a goal. In the 39th minute, a cross from Xhaka, following a penetrating pass from Ödegaard, was met by Haberz with a right-footed shot that was saved by Ortega.
City had a second chance six minutes into the second half when Stones headed in a corner that was saved by Ramsdale. Arsenal continued their dominance in the closing stages of the first half and took control of the game. In the 17th minute, the Gunners won the ball in the middle of the park and Rice fired over the bar. City hit back. In the 24th minute, substitute De Bruyne set up Palmer, whose shot was deflected off Timber.
Eventually, City took the lead. In the 31st minute, a buildup at the back saw Foden carry the ball and Palmer rattle the net with a left-footed curling shot. Five minutes later, Foden had a one-on-one opportunity, but his follow-up shot was saved by Ramsdale.
Arsenal scored a theater goal in stoppage time. A loose ball from a corner kick was flicked on by Troisard, and it bounced off the body of Akanji and into the back of the net for the equalizer.바카라사이트
With the score at 1-1 going into halftime, the winner would be decided on penalties. City had De Bruyne’s first kick hit the post and Rodriguez’s third was saved by Ramsdale. Arsenal, on the other hand, won 4-1 on penalties from Ödegaard, Trosar, Xhaka, and Vieira to lift the Community Shield trophy.