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Chelsea beat Man United on penalties to win Community Shield

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Latest update : 2009-08-10

Chelsea have won the Community Shield after a penalty shootout win over Manchester United at Wembley, in Carlo Ancelotti's first competitive game.

Reuters - Chelsea got their hands on the first trophy of the English season on Sunday when they beat Manchester United on penalties to win the curtain-raising Community Shield after a lively Wembley encounter had ended 2-2.

 

United, preparing for their Premier League title defence without the departed Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, took an early lead through the impressive Nani.

 

Carlo Ancelotti's side improved markedly after the break and Ricardo Carvalho headed them level seven minutes after the interval before Frank Lampard struck with 20 minutes to go.

 

Wayne Rooney, who was joined in attack for the final 15 minutes by United's new signing Michael Owen, then showed a cool head to beat Chelsea keeper Petr Cech in stoppage time after being sent clear by Ryan Giggs.

 

It proved in vain for United, however, as Giggs and Patrice Evra both had their spot kicks saved by Cech and Salomon Kalou fired high past Ben Foster to settle it, with Chelsea winning the shootout 4-1.

 

Date created : 2009-08-09

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