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Manchester United win 2016 Community Shield
« on: Aug 07, 2016, 06:41 PM »
A late goal from debutant Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Leicester City in Sunday's Community Shield clash at Wembley.

Jesse Lingard put Jose Mourinho's side ahead in the first half with a brilliant solo goal, becoming the first United player since Eric Cantona in 1996 to follow up an FA Cup final strike with a Community Shield goal.

United enjoyed plenty of possession without causing too many further worries for Leicester, and the Premier League champions snatched an equaliser when Jamie Vardy pounced on Marouane Fellaini's error shortly after half-time.

Ibrahimovic, who arrived on a free transfer amid much fanfare following the end of his Paris Saint-Germain contract, had struggled to make a telling impact on his first competitive start for the club, but was denied a winning goal by Danny Drinkwater's goal-line clearance, before Leicester substitute Ahmed Musa nodded over the bar from just six yards out.

But the former Sweden captain made his mark with seven minutes to play, steering a header beyond Kasper Schmeichel's reach to secure a 21st Community Shield triumph for his side and a first piece of silverware for Mourinho as United manager.


Culled from Goal.com

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Manchester United win 2016 Community Shield
« on: Aug 07, 2016, 06:41 PM »