After their nervy fight for the Premier League title last season, Liverpool and Manchester City are set for the season opener in the Community Shield.
Due to City’s domestic treble, Liverpool booked their place in the Community Shield for the first time since 2006 by virtue of their second-placed finish in the Premier League.
While City are a fearless team with abundance of talents, they certainly count Liverpool as their bogey team, having lost this encounter on seven of nine occasions in the Premier League and Champions League before last season.
The most memorable of those Liverpool triumphs was a 3-0 Champions League quarter-final win at Anfield in 2018, followed up by a 2-1 second-leg victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Stay with Premium Times for live updates of Sunday’s encounter at Wembley.
Kick off 3.pm
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Origi, Firmino
Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Matip, Lallana, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri
Man City XI: Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Rodri, David Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Bernardo, Sterling
Subs: Ederson, Gundogan, Jesus, Aguero, Angelino, Foden, E Garcia
Game already underway at Wembley stadium
City dictating the early exchanges
Oga, we have not gotten the intro
Close! Leroy Sane hits the side net
Chance for Liverpool.. Good pass to Salah but the Egyptian fails to convert from close range
Free kick for Manchester City.. Sane pushed down
The German is been treated as Pep Guardiola already planning an early substitution
Ten minutes gone still 0-0 but quite entertaining so far at the Wembley stadium
Bad one for City.. Leroy Sane cannot continue
Goal!!!, City take the lead
Raheem Sterling continues from where he stopped last season
Awful goalkeeping by the Liverpool goalie
Kevin De Bruyne directs a ball squarely in the box, but Alisson Becker runs out to collect the ball
Chance!!! Mohamed Salah forces a good save from Claudio Bravo who turns the ball behind for a corner!
Another shot on target for City courtesy of their danger man Raheem Sterling
Pep Guardiola’s men dominating at Wembley.. Ball possession: Liverpool: 31%, Manchester City: 69%.
Another save by Liverpool goalkeeper Allison as City try to double their lead
Good run by Raheem Sterling on the left flank but final cross dealt with by the Liverpool defence
Off target.. Salah with another missed chance
Poor ball control lets Origi down as City win a throw-in
Corner kick for Liverpool.. Can they get back with this set piece
No… Good Defending by City
Kevin De Bryune flagged offside
Another injury blow for City
David Silva the victim and Pep Guardiola is understandably livid
Guardiola gets a Yellow card for his rants against the match officials
Game back on
Origi tries to wriggle his way through.. He is brought down and Liverpool get a free kick
City turn their defense to an attack and they win a corner kick at the other end of the pitch
Three minutes added time over
Half Time.. Liverpool 0-1 Manchester City
Second half already underway at the Wembley stadium
CHANCE! Raheem Sterling finds himself in a 1 on 1 situation with the keeper… His effort hits the bar
A shot by Georginio Wijnaldum is blocked.. Liverpool looking for an early equaliser
Virgil van Dijk tries to head the ball to a team mate, but it’s intercepted by an opponent player
The Reds gradually stamping their authority … Ball possession: Liverpool: 46%, Manchester City: 54%.
Close!!! Mohamed Salah comes agonisingly close but his finish hits the post!
Origi back on his feet after an initial injury scare
Liverpool Substitution… Trent Alexander-Arnold is replaced by Joel Matip
70 minutes gone.. Manchester City still leading 1-0
Raheem Sterling appears injured in his teeth
Free kick for Liverpool.. Rough tackle on Salah
Virgil van Dijk directs the ball squarely in the box. GOAL!!!
Joel Matip gets the equaliser for the Reds
Jordan Henderson replaced by Adam Lallana in a tactical substitution.
Another Liverpool Substitution… Divock Origi makes the way for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City is ruled offside… 82 minutes gone.. Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool
Naby Keita with a good effort for Liverpool.. But the City keeper makes a crucial save
Close!! Salah’s strike deflected and hits the top of the net
Game goes into straight penalty kicks if no inner inside 90mins
Close… Salah almost getting the winner but Kyle Walker keeps City in the game with a crucial clearance
Four minutes added time running down
The Reds come close again but Claudio Bravo make the save
All over.. Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City.. We head straight into the penalty kicks
Another brilliant display by Liverpool and Manchester City
The Community Shield contest has lived up to the hype…
Penalty kicks set to begin.. The referee intimates the keepers the new rules again
Shaqiri to take the first kick for Liverpool… Goal.. He scores
Claudio Bravo sent the wrong way
Godgogan scores for City.. Game on!
Wjadalum loses.. Bravo makes a save for City
Silva scores.. CITY now ahead 2-1
Lalana scores for Liverpool .. Low drive into the net
Folden scores.. CITY keep the advantage
Chamberlain fires into the roof of the net ..Goal for Liverpool
Allison goes the right way but City score
Salah must score to keep Liverpool in the game.. He scores!
Gabriel Jesus has the chance to win it for City.. He scores Manchester City win the Community Shield
Another Silverware for Pep Guardiola
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