Leicester vs Man City: Iheanacho Scores Winner As Leicester Beat Man City To Lift Community Shield

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Iheanacho Scores Winner As Leicester Beat Man City To Lift Community Shield

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  • Leicester City beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield on Saturday, with scoring the game-winning goal off the bench.
  • The game was tied at 0-0 and appeared to be headed to penalty kicks.
  • With only three minutes left in the second half, Nathan Ake fouled Daka in the area.
  • Iheanacho took the ball and kicked it past Steffen in the City goal.
  • Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, has now won two awards this year.

Last season’s FA Cup final saw the Foxes defeat Chelsea 1-0.

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Kelechi Iheanacho’s late penalty gave Leicester a 1-0 win in the Community Shield on Saturday, spoiling Jack Grealish’s Manchester City debut.

When Grealish came on as a second-half substitute after his British record £100 million ($139 million) move from Aston Villa on Thursday, all eyes were on him.

Grealish came on in the 65th minute to replace Sam Edozie, who had been training with his new teammates for the first time on Friday. He looked lively in his cameo appearance.

Grealish, the most expensive English player of all time, posed a greater threat to his teammates than any of them.

Grealish’s first game in a City shirt, however, ended in defeat as Iheanacho scored the game-winning penalty after the Nigerian was brought down by Nathan Ake.

City will be unconcerned if they lose in the annual prelude to the English Premier League season if they can repeat their superb form from last season, which saw them win the Premier League and the League Cup.

However, the Champions League runners-up begin their title defence on August 15 at Tottenham, with an uneasy look that will worry Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola acknowledged City’s interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane on Friday, but his team lacked the cutting edge the England captain would undoubtedly provide.

City’s best hope is to persuade Tottenham to sell for less than their £150 million ($208 million) asking price, but they might be wise to splash on the evidence of this largely toothless performance.

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were both injured at Euro 2020, so City were without their playmakers.

On August 7, 2021, Leicester City players celebrate after Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in the English FA Community Shield football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in north London. AFP/Adrian DENNIS
On August 7, 2021, Leicester City players celebrate after Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in the English FA Community Shield football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in north London. AFP/Adrian DENNIS
Guardiola fielded a weakened team featuring teenage debutant Edozie and fellow academy graduate Cole Palmer, with several other City stars resting from Euro and Copa America duty.

Leicester’s second Community Shield victory — and first in 50 years — demonstrated that they can build on last season’s FA Cup victory.

Leicester were back at Wembley three months after defeating Chelsea in the final, nursing a defensive injury crisis before the season even started, with Wesley Fofana, James Justin, and Jonny Evans all out.

Next week, City will face Tottenham Hotspur in their title defence, while Leicester will host Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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