Community Shield Final 2012
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC
25th minute, Chelsea
First real thing to happen in this game, Kolo Toure lost it on the edge of Man City's half, only Kompany was deeper than him. Mata knicked the ball from Toure, gave it to Ben Arfa who ran the ball down the right-hand side, he gave Man City time to get back before back-heeling it to Azipilicueta who drove it into the box, Toure blocked the cross but it fell to Ramires who put it across the edge of the area for Lampard who scored a first-time driver. 1-0 to Chelsea!
30th minute, Chelsea hit post:
Hazard hit it in from a corner, Terry beat the 4 Man City players around him but only managed to hit the post, and Maicon cleared.
36th minute, Chelsea
Another Hazard corner comes in and this time David Luiz gets up and heads it straight at Gomes. Chelsea being dominated at the moment but triumphing on counter-attacking play.
44th minute, Chelsea
Hazard's cross was blocked by Kompany, but Lampard intercepted his attempted-pass away, and gave it to Mata who missed from just on the penalty spot.
44th minute, Man City
Maicon out-paced Cole and ran down the left and passed it into Aguero who shot from a tight angle which Cech parried and Lampard then drew a foul from the Argentine.
"Manchester City having more shots and possession but Chelsea are just being too hard to break in defence and destroying City on the counter!"
53rd minute, Man City
David Silva put a corner in, Nastasic climbed above the Chelsea defenders but nodded it weeelll wide.
54th minute, Man City
Nasri put Tevez in after Hazard lost the ball, but Terry forced him wider than he would've liked, forcing him to shoot wide from a tight angle.
61st minute, Chelsea
Mata crossed in from a corner straight onto Ba's head who put it over.
72nd minute, Man City
Maicon went past Lampard on the edge of Chelsea's area, and put a beautiful ball in for Tevez, but brought out the best in Cech, who saved well.
77th minute, Chelsea
Jovetic won it in midfield to start the move, gave it out wide to Ben Arfa who paced past K.Toure and snook a cross past Silva at the bi-line, Jovetic was able to beat Nastasic and Kompany to the ball and put it past Gomes. Goal on his debut, off the bench! 2-0 to Chelsea!
81st minute, Chelsea
Demba Ba goes down under Kompany's challenge - He has gone off injured. Chelsea down to 10 men. (8 to 11 days)
90th minute, Chelsea
Ramires gave it to Mikel in midfield, who put a great chipped ball to Hazard who ran into the box, before Kompany put him on the floor with a trip. Jovetic to take... Gomes saves!! Lampard would've done better.
Chelsea win 2-0 at Wembley, and it could've been 3 but Jovetic missed his penalty. However, an dominating performance from the European Champions, they sat back and defended but got forward and counter-attacked perfectly on Manchester City. Great Game!
- J. Terry