Chelsea 0-2 Man City: Guardiola’s side win Community Shield in style with two Aguero goals

Mansur Oladunjoye

Sergio Aguero scores his 200th and 201st goals for Manchester City as they beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield.

2018/2019 Community Shield

0 – 2

S. Agüero (13′, 58′)

Match Events

3′ Sane’s long shot wide out

Mahrez’ left-footed effort is blocked but Guardiola’s side keep the pressure on and Chelsea have some respite as Sane fires wide from 25 yards.

13′ GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Man City (Aguero)

Aguero takes a pass from Foden, sets himself up nicely for the shot with his first touch and buries the second into the bottom corner from the top of the penalty area! This on the end of another excellent burst forward.

Foden provides the assist with a simple square ball on the edge of the box.

17′ Bravo denies Fabregas’ free-kick

Fabregas bends in an exquisite free-kick that is just begging to be tapped in at the far post, but Bravo surges off his line and dives out to get a strong hand to it, clearing the danger!

33′ Hudson-Odoi tries a shot but Bravo spills it

Hudson-Odoi gets on the end of another Chelsea attack, this time testing Bravo, who makes a meal of it, with a low effort, but City manage to clear their lines.

45+1′ What an unbelievable howler from Bravo!

50′ What a miss! Aguero hits the side-netting

An absolutely massive chance for Aguero to put the game out of reach, as he springs the offside trap to be played clean through on goal, before rounding Caballero, but then putting his shot into the side netting!

58′ GOAL! Chelsea 0-2 Man City (Aguero)

Aguero doesn’t miss this time! He has his second of the match, and his 201st City goal, and this one might just do Chelsea in!

He gets on the end of a wonderfully worked move, played through on the end by Bernardo Silva, and squeezes a finish beyond Caballero and in at the near post!

66′ CHANCE! Mahrez’s shot wide out

Looking to get in on the act is Mahrez, and he comes close with a vintage left-footed strike from outside the area that has Caballero beaten, but it glances just wide of the far post!

72′ SAVE! Caballero denies Aguero’s shot

Aguero is denied his hat-trick, as Caballero does really well to get across and parry a well-struck volley from the striker, on the end of a lovely cross from Walker.

83′ SAVE! Caballero denies Diaz’s shot

Yet another save for Caballero, as the City shot count continues to rise, with substitute Diaz trying his luck.

89′ Dangerous attack by Chelsea but they fail to score

Chelsea break two against one, and the ball into the centre from Barkley, for Abraham, is good, but Bravo does enough to make the initial save, before Moses’ rebound from point-blank range is put wide!

Match Report

Sergio Aguero finally reached 200 goals for Manchester City as his double saw Pep Guardiola’s side overcome Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley.

Argentina international Aguero had been stuck on 199 since he notched in the EFL Cup final victory over Arsenal on February 25, but he finally added to his tally in the first half to put Chelsea on the path to defeat in their first competitive match under Maurizio Sarri.

The 30-year-old looked sharp and slotted home his second after the restart to ensure the Premier League champions started the new season with silverware.

Aguero’s movement enabled him to find gaps in Chelsea’s defence, which has switched to a back four following Antonio Conte’s departure, and served to highlight the Blues’ shortcomings in the final third.

Despite the absence of star players like Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, the intensity was high in the opening stages.

City got on the front foot and took the lead inside 13 minutes when Phil Foden turned up the tempo by driving forward and feeding Aguero, who drifted into space 18 yards from goal and picked out the bottom-right corner.

Line-ups

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta (C), Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Fabregas, Barkley; Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Morata.

Subs: Bulka, Christensen, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Moses, Willian, Abraham.

Manchester City XI: Bravo; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho (C), Mahrez, Foden; Sane, B. Silva, Aguero.

Subs: Ederson, Kompany, Gundogan, Otamendi, Jesus, Diaz, Gomes.

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