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2019 FA Community Shield
FA Cup Final 2014 Wembley stadium
Manchester City won 5–4 on penalties
Report
Date4 August 2019
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchKevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
RefereeMartin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)
Attendance77,565
2018
2020

The 2019 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield 2019 supported by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 97th FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup. As Manchester City won both competitions in 2019, their opponents were the 2018–19 Premier League runners-up, Liverpool.

It was contested at Wembley Stadium and Manchester City managed to defend the trophy, having also won the 2018 FA Community Shield.

Background

Main articles: 2018–19 Manchester City F.C. season & 2018–19 Liverpool F.C. season
During the 2018–19 season, both Liverpool and Manchester City were in a heated title race, as they were less than 3 points from each other in the table starting from the end of February, and they each also went unbeaten in their first 15 league matches. Despite leading at top of the table at Christmas with 9 points ahead of City, Liverpool finished second in the Premier League with 97 points, while Manchester City finished first with 98 points. Manchester City also won the 2018–19 FA Cup and the 2018–19 EFL Cup, beating Watford 6–0 in the former, and defeating Chelsea 4–3 in a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw in the latter. The final of the EFL Cup was also a rematch of the previous year's FA Community Shield which Manchester City won 2–0 with both goals scored by Sergio Agüero. Manchester City qualified for the 2018 FA Community Shield by winning the 2017–18 Premier League with a record 100 points, the first of any English club in the top-flight since the introduction of the three points for a win rule.

In the 2018–19 season, both teams only met each other twice: both of which were in the league. At Anfield, Liverpool and Manchester City held a 0–0 draw, as City's Riyad Mahrez missed a crucial penalty shot that could've helped City win the game in the 84th minute. At the City of Manchester Stadium (also known as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons), the Reds lost 1–2, as Sadio Mané's 18th minute shot was ruled by VAR to be a "no goal", as it didn't cross the line. That game was Liverpool's only loss during the 2018–19 Premier League season.

This match isn't the first Super Cup that Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola have played against each other in. While they were each managing Der Klassiker rivals, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively, they played against each other in the 2013 and 2014 DFL-Supercups, the German version of the FA Community Shield. Klopp won on both occasions, with scores of 4–2 and 2–0 respectively. However, both matches were also held in the Westfalenstadion, Dortmund's home stadium.

Match

Details

4 August 2018 (2018-08-04)
15:00 BST
Liverpool 1–1 Manchester City Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 77,565
Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)
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Manchester City
GK 1 Brazil Alisson
RB 66England Trent Alexander-Arnold Sub off 67'
CB 12England Joe Gomez
CB 4 Netherlands Virgil van Dijk
LB 26Scotland Andrew Robertson
CM 14England Jordan Henderson (c) Sub off 79'
CM 3 Brazil Fabinho Sub off 67'
CM 5 Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum
RF 11Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah
CF 9 Brazil Roberto Firmino Sub off 79'
LF 27Belgium Divock Origi Sub off 79'
Substitutes:
GK 22Belgium Simon Mignolet
DF 6 Croatia Dejan Lovren
DF 32Flag of Cameroon Joël Matip Sub on 67'
MF 8 Flag of Guinea Naby Keïta Sub on 67'
MF 15England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Sub on 79'
MF 20England Adam Lallana Sub on 79'
MF 23Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Sub on 79'
Manager:
Germany Jürgen Klopp
Liverpool vs Man City 2019-08-04
GK 1 Flag of CHI Claudio Bravo
RB 2 England Kyle Walker
CB 5 England John Stones
CB 30Flag of Argentina Nicolás Otamendi
LB 11Flag of Ukraine Oleksandr Zinchenko
CM 17Belgium Kevin De Bruyne Yellow card 33' Sub off 89'
CM 16Flag of Spain Rodri
CM 21Flag of Spain David Silva (c) Sub off 61'
RF 20Flag of Portugal Bernardo Silva
CF 7 England Raheem Sterling
LF 19Germany Leroy Sané Sub off 13'
Substitutes:
GK 31Brazil Ederson
DF 12Flag of Spain Angeliño
DF 50Flag of Spain Eric García
MF 8 Germany İlkay Gündoğan Sub on 61'
MF 47England Phil Foden Sub on 89'
FW 9 Brazil Gabriel Jesus Sub on 13'
FW 10Flag of Argentina Sergio Agüero
Manager:
Flag of Spain Pep Guardiola Yellow card 42'

Man of the Match:
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Assistant referees:
Sian Massey-Ellis (Birmingham)
Dan Cook (Hampshire)
Fourth official:
Stuart Attwell (Birmingham)
Reserve assistant referee:
Neil Davies (London)
Video assistant referee:
Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Steve Child (London)

Match rules

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

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