LONDON-Manchester City ran out 2-0 winners over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
City were quick out the blocks as Sergio Aguero drove hard and low in the bottom corner after finding large amounts of space around the box on 13 minutes.
An under-fire Alvaro Morata cut in from the left, but shot over the top on 25 minutes, before Pedro won possession in the box and fed to Hudson-Odoi, who hoofed over from close range.
The youngster went close again after turning from a central position, though his final shot wasn’t too great, allowing for an easy pick up by Claudio Bravo on 34 minutes.
City were not letting up and the second came on 58 minutes in the second half as Aguero slipped home Phil Foden’s pass after Chelsea’s attack broke down in the middle.
The Blues made the necessary changes to bring a change to the outcome, as Cesc Fabregas and Willian came on.
Still, the Citizens held firm control of the game, giving little space to Londoners. But Pedro came close to putting them on the scoreboard, but dragged his effort well wide on 65 minutes.
Late on, a big chance fell to Ross Barkley after sliding the ball across the area for Tammy Abraham, but Bravo blocked Moses from connecting and piling in.
As a subsequent, City maintained their compactness to win the season’s first piece of silverware after allowing little room to manoeuvre to the under pressure Blues. AFP