FA Community Shield 2017
Wembley Stadium, London, England
80′ Pedro Sent off
Arsenal win 4-1 on penalties.
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FT: The result meant that Arsenal win a fifteenth Community Shield and was their ninth consecutive victory at Wembley, while Chelsea were defeated against the Gunners for a third consecutive season at Wembley.
FT: So Arsenal defeat Chelsea on penalties to win the FA Community Shield.
Giroud fires home, sending Courtois the wrong way to win the FA Community Shield. 4-1
Oxlade-Chamberlain fires home, sending Courtois the wrong way. 3-1
Morata fires the spot-kick wide. 2-1
Courtois fires the penalty over the bar. 2-1
Monreal fires home to send Courtois the wrong way. 2-1
Walcott fires home, sending Courtois the wrong way. 1-1
Penalties: Cahill fires home, sending Čech the wrong way. 0-1
FT: So will it be Arsenal or Chelsea to win the 2017 FA community Shield? Join us again for the penalty-shootout.
FT: The FA Cup Champions created some good chances and went close when a miscued cross from Elneny was palmed away by Courtois at his near-post before Xhaka forced Courtois into a fine save from-range. Kolašinac then headed home an equaliser at the back-post.
FT: The Premier League Champions created some good chances and found the opener with Moses firing home, following a corner before Batshuayi tested Čech following another corner. Pedro was then sent off for a high challenge on Elneny before substitute Morata headed just wide.
FT: So Arsenal score late-on to deny Chelsea an FA Community Shield victory.
90’+5′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end, we’re heading to penalties.
90’+1′ Chance!! The delivery from Fàbregas is headed just wide by Morata.
90′ Morata wins a freekick after a foul from Holding.
90′ Walcott drags an effort wide.
90′ There will be five additional minutes.
86′ Fourth Arsenal change sees Reiss Nelson replace Welbeck.
81′ Third Chelsea change sees Willian replaced by Charly Musonda.
81′ Goal!! The delivery is headed home by Kolašinac at the back-post.
80′ Dismissal!! Pedro is sent off for a poor foul on Elneny.
78′ Second Chelsea change sees Antonio Rüdiger replace Alonso.
77′ Morata fires an effort off-target after a fine pass from Willian.
75′ The delivery is headed over the bar by Holding.
75′ Close!! Xhaka fires an effort from-range that Courtois terrifically tips behind.
74′ First Chelsea change sees Álvaro Morata replace Batshuayi.
71′ Luiz is penalised for a foul on Giroud.
70′ Kolašinac is penalised for a late challenge on Moses.
69′ Batshuayi is caught offside.
67′ Kolašinac is penalised for a foul on Pedro.
66′ Double Arsenal substitution sees Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott replace Lacazette and Iwobi.
61′ Moses is penalised for a foul.
60′ Lacazette is caught offside.
59′ The corner eventually comes to nothing.
58′ Close!! A miscued cross from Elneny is palmed behind by Courtois at his near-post.
55′ Play is halted as Cahill and Luiz are both down with a head injury following a clash of heads and are receiving treatment.
54′ The corner is cleared before Lacazette is caught offside.
54′ Bellerín wins a corner.
52′ Pedro is penalised for a foul on Xhaka.
49′ Elneny fires an effort wide from-range.
48′ Close!! The corner is taken short before Fàbregas’ delivery is cleared into the path of Batshuayi, whose effort is saved comfortably by Čech.
47′ Alonso wins a corner.
46′ Goal!! The delivery isn’t effectively cleared and Cahill heads the ball into the path of Moses, who chests the ball before firing home.
45′ Willian wins a corner.
45′ Arsenal get the second-half underway.
HT: So will it be Arsenal or Chelsea to find the opener? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Arsenal have created the better chances and tested Courtois on a few occasions but will need to be more clinical in the second-half if they are to find the net. They have looked nervous in defence and cannot afford any lapses against a Chelsea side, who are more than capable of taking advantage. Chelsea haven’t really got out of second gear, they have got into some promising positions but their final pass has let them down on a few occasions. Batshuayi has been deprived of service thus far and will need to be more involved if he is to pose a threat to the Arsenal defence. New signing Álvaro Morata is on the bench if the team’s performance fails to improve.
HT: Chelsea didn’t created many chances but went close when Pedro forced Čech into a good save before Willian was booked for an apparent dive in the area despite being caught by Bellerín.
HT: Arsenal created some good chances and went close when Welbeck tested Courtois with a header before Lacazette struck the post from just outside the area. Iwobi then tested Courtois with a strike on the turn.
HT: So we’re goalless at the break with nothing to separate the two sides.
45’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+2′ The corner is cleared before Luis wins a freekick after a foul from Lacazette.
45’+1′ Azpilicueta concedes a corner.
45′ Welbeck fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.
45′ There will be three additional minutes.
43′ Close!! Iwobi turns in the area before firing an effort at-goal that Courtois saves well.
36′ Penalty appeal!! Willian goes to ground under an apparent challenge from Bellerín but is booked for simulation. The Brazilian seemed to catch himself but may have been caught by the Spaniard’s knee.
34′ Alonso is booked for a foul on Bellerín.
34′ Close!! Pedro shifts the ball onto his left foot to fire an effort at-goal that Čech palms away.
32′ First Arsenal change sees the injured Mertesacker replaced by Sead Kolašinac.
30′ Play resumes.
27′ The corner is cleared before play is halted as Mertesacker is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
26′ Welbeck concedes a corner.
24′ Alonso is booked for a late challenge on Lacazette.
22′ So close!! Lacazette curls an effort at-goal from-range that strikes the post with Courtois well-beaten.
20′ The corner eventually comes to nothing.
19′ Willian wins a corner.
18′ Elneny wins a freekick after a foul from Luiz.
17′ Batshuayi is penalised for handball.
14′ Alonso is caught late by Bellerín, who receives a yellow card.
12′ Azpilicueta is booked for a cynical foul on Welbeck.
11′ Pedro is caught offside.
10′ The corner is cleared.
9′ Iwobi wins a corner.
7′ Chance!! Xhaka finds Welbeck with a fine cross-field pass but the striker’s header is tame and straightforward for Courtois.
6′ Chance!! Iwobi sends a teasing delivery across the face of goal that just evades Lacazette.
4′ A Bellerín cross is claimed by Courtois.
0′ Chelsea get the game underway.
Arsenal F.C.: Petr Čech (GK), Nacho Monreal, Per Mertesacker, Rob Holding, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Héctor Bellerín, Alex Iwobi, Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette
Chelsea F.C.: Thibaut Courtois (GK), Gary Cahill, David Luiz, César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kanté, Cesc Fàbregas, Victor Moses, Willian, Pedro, Michy Batshuayi