Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 in Community Shield match

Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 in Community Shield match

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have won the 2018 Community Shield encounter after beating rivals Chelsea 2-0 at the Wembley stadium on Sunday, August 5.

Argentina international Sergio Aguero scored the two goals that condemned Chelsea to a defeat.

Below is our live updates for the game. You can also read our match report here

90' And that is the end of the game as Manchester City claim victory by two goals to nil

89' Danger averted there as Wilfredo Caballero from Chelsea clears the danger with a good tackle

86' Chelsea have less than five minutes here for them to do something good for themselves in this game

85' Manchester City star Kyle Walker clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner

83' Tammy Abraham from Chelsea had a bad first touch and fails to benefit from his team mates cross

80' After scoring two goals, Sergio Aguero is leaving the field and to be replaced by Vincent Kompany

79' Pedro is leaving the pitch now, and Super Eagles star Victor Moses will replace him

75' Sergio Aguero has a golden chance to score on the volley, but the keeper is on hand to save. That would have been his third goal in this match

74' Chelsea new coach Maurizio Sarri is not happy watching his boys at the Wembley stadium

73' Manchester City star Phil Foden heads the ball to a team mate, but David Luiz clears the danger for Chelsea

70' Alvaro Morata is leaving the field to be replaced by Tammy Abraham as Chelsea are trying to come back into this game

68' Manchester City man Riyad Mahrez is leaving the field to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus who just signed a new deal at the Etihad

65' Manchester City striker Riyad Mahrez is ruled offside after receiving a long pass from John Stones

60' Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas is leaving the field and he is to be replaced by Danny Drinkwater at the Wembley stadium

59' Bernardo Silva has been superb in this match for Manchester City as he provided the assist for the second goal

58' Goal.........Manchester City score their second goal through Sergio Aguero again. What a lovely finish from the Argentine

55' Aguero with another chance to score, but he was denied by Wilfredo Caballero

51' Glorious run there from Cesc Fabregas as he connects well with Pedro trying to set up Morata, but City goalie Claudio Bravo comes out quickly

50' Oh my goodness: Sergio Aguero finds himself one on one with Chelsea goalie Caballero, but the Argentina international misses

46' Second half underway between Chelsea and Manchester City in the Community Shield

45' The referee brings the first half to an end and it is Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

44' Two minutes has been added by the center referee as Fabregas tries to connect with Morata

42' Chelsea star Ross Barkley passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player

40' Chelsea are looking for all the possible ways for them to find an equalizer in this game, and they have five more minutes before the end of the first half

34' Pedro Rodriguez from Chelsea directs the ball behind the defense, but the keeper reads the play well and comes to claim it

27' Great shot there from Cesc Fabregas, but his effort was parried away by Claudio Bravo

25' Poor play by Chelsea star Antonio Ruediger as his weak attempt to clear the ball puts his side under pressure

20' Chelsea are gradually coming back into this game with excellent and superb moves from the duo of Fabregas and Barkley

19' What a blunder there from Chelsea new player Jorginho, and that would have cost the Blues another goal

17' Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas crosses the ball into the box from the free kick, but the ball was unable to reach the targeted destination

14' Another chance for Manchester City as Kyle Walker locates Aguero, but Caballero comes out quick to save

13' GOAL........Manchester City take the lead against Chelsea as Sergio Aguero scores

9' Chelsea new player Jorginho trips Bernardo Silva and the referee awards a free kick to Manchester City which was taken by Mahrez

7' Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero misses a lovely chance there after being set up by Bernardo Silva

6' Lovely run there from Chelsea new signing Jorginho who tries to connect with Morata, but his pass was blocked by Fernanadinho

5' Chelsea are in charge of this game after few minutes played

3' Germany international Leroy Sane who plays for Manchester City fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box

2' Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is penalized for pushing Kyle Walker who was having a superb run towards entering the Blues 18 yard box

1' Chelsea kick off at the Wembley stadium and the game is underway

Premier League champions Manchester City will face rivals Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, August 5, in a Community Shield match which is regarded as the curtain-raiser before the start of the new season.

The Community Shield match is always played between the reigning Premier League champions and last season's winners of the English FA Cup.

Last season, Manchester City won the Premier League title in Pep Guardiola's second term in charge of the Citizens, while Chelsea under ex manager Antonio Conte won the FA Cup title.

This game will mark the 160th meeting between the two sides and Chelsea have a slightly superior record over the Manchester club winning 66 of their meetings with City coming out on top in 54 of those.

Sunday's encounter will also be a serious test for Chelsea new coach Maurizio Sarri as the Blues' fans will want to know how prepared they are ahead of the new season.

The Community Shield match will be played at the Wembley Stadium starting by 3pm Nigerian time, and we will bring you the the live updates of this encounter.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Spain international Cesc Fabregas emerged as a serious doubt for Chelsea's start to the 2018/19 Premier League campaign due to injury.

The former Arsenal captain is expected to miss the match after revealing on his Instagram story with a photo of him on crutches and stressed that it will be used for the next couple of days.

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