2008 FA Community Shield
Manchester United won 3–1 on penalties
Date10 August 2008
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereePeter Walton
Attendance84,808
WeatherRain
20°C(68°F)
2007
2009

The 2008 FA Community Shield was a football match played on 10 August 2008 between 2007–08 Premier League champions Manchester United and 2007–08 FA Cup winners Portsmouth as the "curtain-raiser" to the 2008–09 English football season. The match marked the 100th year since the first Charity Shield, also won by Manchester United after a replay in August 1908.

Manchester United won the game 3–1 on penalties, after the match finished 0–0 after 90 minutes; the Community Shield no longer plays extra time if the teams are level at the end of normal time.

The match was the second meeting between the two teams in the space of two weeks, after they had played each other in a friendly in Nigeria on 27 July 2008. It was also the first Community Shield since 1996 to feature a team from outside the big four of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. With this Community Shield title, United extended their record number of wins in the competition to 13 (17 including shared titles).


Match details

10 August 2008
15:00 BST
Manchester United 0 – 0 Portsmouth Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 84,808
Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)
Report
  Penalties  
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3 – 1 Missed (over the bar) Diarra
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Missed (saved) Mvuemba
Missed (over the bar) Johnson


MANCHESTER UNITED:
GK 1 Flag of Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Flag of England Gary Neville (c) Booked in the 61st minute 61' Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
CB 5 Flag of England Rio Ferdinand
CB 15 Flag of Serbia Nemanja Vidić Booked in the 45th minute 45'
LB 3 Flag of France Patrice Evra
RM 24 Flag of Scotland Darren Fletcher
CM 18 Flag of England Paul Scholes
CM 22 Flag of Republic of Ireland John O'Shea Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
LM 17 Flag of Portugal Nani Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
SS 11 Flag of Wales Ryan Giggs
CF 32 Flag of Argentina Carlos Tévez
Substitutes:
GK 29 Flag of Poland Tomasz Kuszczak
DF 6 Flag of England Wes Brown Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
DF 21 Flag of Brazil Rafael
DF 23 Flag of Northern Ireland Jonny Evans
MF 16 Flag of England Michael Carrick Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
MF 34 Flag of Brazil Rodrigo Possebon
FW 31 Flag of England Fraizer Campbell Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
Manager:
Flag of Scotland Sir Alex Ferguson
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PORTSMOUTH:
GK 1 Flag of England David James
RB 5 Flag of England Glen Johnson
CB 15 Flag of France Sylvain Distin Booked in the 37th minute 37'
CB 23 Flag of England Sol Campbell (c)
LB 7 Flag of Iceland Hermann Hreiðarsson Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
RM 8 Flag of Senegal Papa Bouba Diop
CM 30 Flag of Portugal Pedro Mendes Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
CM 6 Flag of France Lassana Diarra
LM 19 Flag of Croatia Niko Kranjčar Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CF 9 Flag of England Peter Crouch
CF 14 Flag of England Jermain Defoe
Substitutes:
GK 21 Flag of England Jamie Ashdown
DF 4 Flag of Cameroon Lauren Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
DF 20 Flag of England Martin Cranie
DF 32 Flag of Mali Djimi Traoré
MF 18 Flag of France Arnold Mvuemba Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
FW 17 Flag of Nigeria John Utaka Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 26 Flag of Israel Ben Sahar
Manager:
Flag of England Harry Redknapp

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Dave Richardson (West Yorkshire)
    • Ian Gosling (Kent)
  • Fourth official: Andre Marriner (Birmingham)

MAN OF THE MATCH

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 6 substitutions.

External links

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