SPORTS: COMMUNITY SHIELD: Liverpool vs Manchester City 1-1 (4-5 penalty)

 

Manchester City won the Community Shield with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over title-rivals Liverpool after an engrossing 1-1 draw at Wembley.

Georginio Wijnaldum missed the crucial spot-kick for Liverpool while the Premier League champions City scored all five of theirs to retain the Shield against the side that ran them so close for the title last season.

 

City led at half-time thanks to Raheem Sterling’s 14th-minute opener – his first against his former club – but Liverpool roared back in the second period, striking the crossbar through Virgil van Dijk and post through Mohamed Salah before substitute Joel Matip hauled them level with 13 minutes remaining.

 

Kyle Walker brilliantly hooked a Salah header off the line in stoppage-time to force the shootout, where Pep Guardiola’s side continued their domestic dominance with the seventh trophy of his tenure in England.

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