Arsenal dethrone City to lift Community Shield

Arsenal beat Manchester City on penalties to lift the Community Shield, the annual per-cursor to the Premier League.

A game that was mostly forgettable sparked into life when Cole Palmer looked to have clinched the match for City with twenty minutes remaining. But Leandro Trossard equalised in the 101st minute when his shot deflected into the back of the net.

With no extra time being played, the game went straight to penalties.

Kevin de Bruyne hit the crossbar before Rodri’s effort was saved and then Fabio Vieira converted to secure the silverware for Arsenal.

A psychological boost for Arsenal, who were overtaken in the title race by Manchester City, ahead of the start of the Premier League.