Sunday, August 12, 2012
Man City win the community, Chelsea lose.
Manchester City produced a display half Monday swashbuckling beat Chelsea 3-2 to 10 men in the Community Shield and warn the rest of the Premier League that they were willing to retain their titles.
Roberto Mancini believes Manchester United can win the league this season, but his side of the city in great shape at Villa Park and dominated the game, despite the aggressive strikes delayed 40 minutes Fernando Torres.
Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Carlos Tevez hit three goals after the break that the city took advantage of the space in the Chelsea defense set up by a red card 42 minutes as Branislav Ivanovic for a terrible challenge on studs Aleksandar Kolarov.
Ryan Bertrand grabbed a late goal back for Chelsea, but the city held comfortably to complete a successful day, after the news they had agreed a fee with Everton Jack Rodwell signed.
There is certainly nothing charitable about the season curtain raiser of the traditional challenges with fierce brutality flying almost like rain falls in the West Midlands region.
Nigel de Jong set the tone with a lunging Frank Lampard fault, while defender Stefan Savic city as he placed his frustration on the ankles of Eden Hazard.
Thousands of fans arrived late because of traffic on the M6, but they missed the action less attention in the first phase is the champion of England and Europe canceled each other money in a row of congestion of protection.
In the third minute, Tevez forced the first save from Petr Cech notes with a corner of the penalty area, curled up on the wall, but lacked the strength to beat the goalkeeper of Chelsea nearby.
The town seems pretty nasty defense in the 3-5-2 formation deployed by Mancini, but began to control the procedure, but seeing Nasri close to its efforts from a narrow angle covered by Cech.
Hazard, summer, just sign up to start the match for both sides, showed glimpses of his quality, the ball under pressure and use their skills across the city protection.
£ 32,000,000 Belgium is certainly confident in his abilities - but his first match on English soil will probably be remembered this time of the first half when he fell flat on his face when attempting a backheel try.
On 28 minutes, it is a threat to drift in and fizzed a shot towards the bottom corner of the goal Costel Pantilimon, the first shot in anger of a Chelsea player.
Against the long game, however, the Blues took the lead 40 minutes, Torres made a statement clear his intentions for the new season after winning the Golden Boot at Euro 2012.
Ramires makes all the hard work for the Spaniards, took the ball on the edge of the penalty area and passed neat reverse. Torres is the master end, a perfect touch first with his right foot and cut the end fatal to his left eight feet.
However, Chelsea short of celebration own man Roberto Di Matteo has dropped from 10 to less than two minutes later, Ivanovic was sent. Studs-up slot Aleksandar Kolarov of Serbia is dangerous, reckless and totally unnecessary and will be fully re-suspended in three games.
Nasri added the contact end with the first volley on his left foot
More men said to dominate the city from the whistle after the restart and equalized eight minutes into the second half. Yaya Toure, still the man for the occasion, collected a poor clearance from John Terry and sweep the ball into the bottom corner from 20 meters, which makes it difficult to look simple.
In the 58th minute, City took the lead with a goal that is inevitable because it is brilliant. There seems little danger when Tevez collects the ball on the left of the Chelsea box, but it cuts through the dangling legs of David Luiz, before beating a rocket into the top corner.
Cech could only stand motionless as striker in the celebration cake, man has spent most of last season in Argentina has dedicated his goal in Fuerte Apache area where he grew up in Buenos Aires.
At present, no doubt about the outcome of the match, but Nasri additional contact ends with the first volley on his left foot to pass a wide Kolarov after the move.
Chelsea replaced Bertrand grabbed a goal back in London in 78 minutes when he turned in the rebound from close range when Pantilimon made a mess of his efforts to save Daniel Sturridge fired.
But it is not enough and the city deserves to see the game a very strong psychological blow than any physical battle on clay.