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2020 FA Community Shield
FA Cup Final 2014 Wembley stadium.jpg
Report
Arsenal won 5–4 on penalties.
Date29 August 2020
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchAinsley Maitland-Niles
RefereeAndre Marriner (Birmingham)
Attendance0
Weather14 °C (57 °F)
2019
2021

The 2020 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 98th FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League, Liverpool, and the previous season's FA Cup, Arsenal. It was the fourth Charity Shield/Community Shield contested between the two clubs: Liverpool won in 1979 and 1989, while Arsenal were victorious in 2002.

Manchester City were the defending champions as winners of the 2019 FA Community Shield, but did not qualify for this edition, as they failed to win either the Premier League or the FA Cup.

The match was televised live on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Extra 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Radio commentary was provided by Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair on Talksport. The game was played at Wembley Stadium and followed the Women's Community Shield match at the same venue, thus forming the first ever Community Shield double-header.

Arsenal won the match 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Takumi Minamino getting the goals. Rhian Brewster was the only player to miss his penalty in the shootout.

Background

Main article: 2019–20 Arsenal F.C. season
Main article: 2019–20 Liverpool F.C. season

Match

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb goal and netted the winning penalty in a shootout as Arsenal beat Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield at an empty Wembley Stadium.

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, brought on in stoppage time, hit the crossbar with his penalty - the only one not converted in the shootout.

Aubameyang's curling strike gave FA Cup winners Arsenal the lead in the first half before Liverpool substitute Takumi Minamino equalised after the break.

Minamino's flicked pass to Mohamed Salah bounced back kindly for him to slot home from close range.

There was a quick VAR check for handball by Salah but the replay showed no clear contact.

It is the second year in a row Liverpool have lost on penalties after Manchester City's victory in 2019.

Aubameyang's importance to Arsenal was once again shown in another impressive performance.

The Gabon international, who scored twice in the FA Cup final at the same stadium this month, cut inside from the left and whipped the ball into the far corner in emphatic style to open the scoring.

He continued to terrorise Liverpool's defence, exposing young right-back Neco Williams.

And when Aubameyang stepped up to take the final penalty, with the score 4-4 in the shootout, there was no way he was going to miss.

He has netted 71 goals in 110 Arsenal appearances and no Gunners player has scored more than his five goals at the venue.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said on Friday he was "pretty confident" the skipper will sign a new contract after a long, painful wait for supporters.

After lifting their second piece of silverware in a month, it would cap off a very pleasing summer for Arsenal if Aubameyang does eventually put pen to paper.

Liverpool were without regular starters Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson but they fielded a side many would feel were capable of beating Arsenal.

They started off on the front foot, with Sadio Mane getting in behind on numerous occasions on the left and linking up with full-back Andy Robertson.

But sloppiness crept into their game as the first half wore on - Virgil van Dijk berated Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho on separate occasions for giving the ball away too easily in midfield.

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles was impressive and caused problems, while Bukayo Saka was busy in and around the Liverpool box.

However, Liverpool had plenty of chances to score. An unmarked James Milner headed over the bar, Van Dijk almost got on the end of a Mane flick-on and Roberto Firmino had the ball in the net, only for it to be ruled out for offside.

Liverpool grew more dominant in the second half - Minamino deservedly drew them level with more than 15 minutes to play - but they could not find a winner.

Arsenal's Joe Willock had a brilliant chance to make it 2-1 with five minutes to go when he miscued his header following Cedric Soares' cross from the right.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp brought off Wijnaldum, who had his penalty saved in last year's shootout by City, and replaced him with 20-year-old Brewster, but the England youth international crashed his spot-kick off the bar.

There is certainly no need to panic but the air of invincibility Liverpool had throughout most of the 2019-20 league campaign has worn off in recent months following a patch of two defeats and a draw in seven games at the end of the season.

Details

29 August 2020
16:30 BST
Arsenal Arsenal FC.png 1–1 Liverpool FC.png Liverpool Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 0
Referee: Andre Marriner (Birmingham)
Aubameyang Goal 12' Report Minamino Goal 73'
  Penalties  
Reiss Nelson Soccerball shad check.png
Ainsley Maitland-Niles Soccerball shad check.png
Cédric Soares Soccerball shad check.png
David Luiz Soccerball shad check.png
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangSoccerball shad check.png
5–4 Soccerball shad check.png Mohamed Salah
Soccerball shad check.png Fabinho
Missed Rhian Brewster
Soccerball shad check.png Takumi Minamino
Soccerball shad check.png Curtis Jones
Arsenal
Liverpool
GK 26 Flag of Argentina Emiliano Martínez
CB 16 Flag of England Rob Holding
CB 23 Flag of Brazil David Luiz
CB 3 Flag of Scotland Kieran Tierney Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
RM 2 Flag of Spain Héctor Bellerín Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
CM 25 Flag of Egypt Mohamed Elneny
CM 34 Flag of Switzerland Granit Xhaka
LM 15 Flag of England Ainsley Maitland-Niles
RW 7 Flag of England Bukayo Saka Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
CF 30 Flag of England Eddie Nketiah Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
LW 14 Flag of Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (c)
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Germany Bernd Leno
DF 4 Flag of France William Saliba
DF 17 Flag of Portugal Cédric Soares Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
DF 31 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sead Kolašinac Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
MF 28 Flag of England Joe Willock Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
MF 32 Flag of England Emile Smith Rowe
MF 54 Flag of England James Olayinka
FW 24 Flag of England Reiss Nelson Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
FW 47 Flag of England Tyreece John-Jules
Manager:
Flag of Spain Mikel Arteta
GK 1 Flag of Brazil Alisson
RB 76 Flag of Wales Neco Williams Substituted off in the 59th minute 59'
CB 12 Flag of England Joe Gomez
CB 4 Flag of Netherlands Virgil van Dijk
LB 26 Flag of Scotland Andrew Robertson
CM 7 Flag of England James Milner (c) Substituted off in the 59th minute 59' Booked in the 57th minute 57'
CM 3 Flag of Brazil Fabinho
CM 5 Flag of Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum Substituted off in the 90+2th minute 90+2'
RW 11 Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah
CF 9 Flag of Brazil Roberto Firmino Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
LW 10 Flag of Senegal Sadio Mané
Substitutes:
GK 13 Flag of Spain Adrián
DF 21 Flag of Greece Kostas Tsimikas
DF 89 Flag of France Billy Koumetio
MF 8 Flag of Guinea Naby Keïta Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
MF 16 Flag of Serbia Marko Grujić
MF 17 Flag of England Curtis Jones Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
MF 67 Flag of England Harvey Elliott
FW 18 Flag of Japan Takumi Minamino Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
FW 24 Flag of England Rhian Brewster Substituted on in the 90+2th minute 90+2'
Manager:
Flag of Germany Jürgen Klopp

Man of the Match: Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Assistant referees:
Mark Scholes (Berks & Bucks)
Marc Perry (Birmingham)
Fourth official:
Andrew Madley (West Riding)
Reserve assistant referee:
Dan Robathan (Norfolk)
Video assistant referee:
David Coote (Nottinghamshire)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Dan Cook (Hampshire)

Match rules

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

Match Stats

Overall Arsenal Liverpool
Goals scored 1 1
Total shots 8 15
Shots on target 2 4
Ball possession 40% 60%
Corner kicks 3 5
Fouls committed 8 10

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