That’s enough for today. I’ll leave you with the Jimmy Jackson match report from King Power Stadium.
Please join our team tomorrow for the big match: England vs Germany in the UEFA Euro 2022 Final. Good night!
Cheerful Jordan Henderson collects the Community Shield. “It’s like it was the first championship he’s ever won – awesome!” Roy Keane gurgles on ITV.
The moral of today’s game, if there is one, is that third place is really good and a good fit.
I mean, he’s rightthough he loses points for saying so on Twitter.
ladies and gentlemenAnd the Andy Carroll is already heading out.
Here, Erling Haaland misseswhich someone will pay very soon.
This is Darwin Nunez’s goal
Liverpool wins the Community Shield elegantly. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and superb substitute Darwin Nunez scored the goals, and their intensity was too much for a City side that were never at their best in August, let alone in July.
90 + 7 minutes: Haaland misses a babysitter! He couldn’t help but smile sarcastically as the Liverpool fans scoffed with joy. Foden fired an excellent shot from 20 yards which was saved by Adrian on his right. The ball rebounded to Haaland, who reacted faster than anyone else but then hit his shot off the crossbar from six yards.
90 + 5 minutes Nunez was booked to celebrate it. Curtis Jones and another guy just came in for Mohamed Salah (who looked totally fresh) and one more person.
Nunez has taken off his shirt In front of the Liverpool fans, just as well. It was a great team goal. Salah, on the right edge of the area, deliberately picked Robertson behind the far post. He made a header back toward Nunez, who watched the rebound and then bowed to head off Ederson from six yards.
Darwin Nunez scores in his first appearance with Liverpool!
90 + 3 minutes “I can guess why it means so much to Liverpool,” says Niall Mullen. “Failure to beat any of the other big teams in the league last season would be painful. And that Klopp’s Liverpool teams are all about putting ghosts to rest.”
They will make a killer fast start to the Premier League season. Depending on the day – I know, I know – they look good at 5/2 to win the title.
90 + 2 min: Haaland has a disallowed goal! It was a great first-time finish, drilled through Adrian, but the ball was out of play before Foden lifted it to Haaland.
90 + 1 min there will be seven minutes From the extra time, probably because of the substitutions and that endless VAR tech to check the City equivalent.
90 minutes Van Dyck descends holding his face after a stray arm from Haaland. I’m surprised it wasn’t booked for that. Before play resumes, Fabio Carvalho makes his debut for Liverpool in place of Luis Diaz.
90 minutes There is a cruelty in Nunez that Liverpool fans will enjoy. Seems like an excruciating pain for Derer to play against.
89 minutes “Did you miss anything?” Simon McMahon drools. “He slept most of the second half, and I had a strange dream that my house was on fire, and the keeper from the neighbors had to drag me to safety before escaping to live with Andy Robertson next door, and eventually convinced him to re-sign Dundee United before leading them to glory in the Champions League in 2024, Exactly 40 years after our first European Cup win. Meat!”
88 minutes After Liverpool won the ball up the field, Robertson fired from the edge of the area. He had good options on the left and right, I think Nunez and Salah.
87 minutes Milner’s cross was headed off the far post by Nunez. He’s been very active since he came in and could have scored two goals.
87 minutes Here is Mohamed Salah’s confirmed penalty.
86 minutes It appears that Dias was booked in place of Cancelo for protesting the penalty. Both of them were fluttering their gums with intent.
85 minutes Naby Keita replaces Thiago in the Liverpool midfield.
Salah takes a great penalty in the lower right corner. Ederson went the right way but couldn’t get to it. The fury of Liverpool’s celebration shows how important this match is to them.
83 minutes Joao Cancelo has been booked for his opposition. City did not make the decision well.
82 minutes: a penalty kick for Liverpool! It’s the right decision. Dias’ arm was far from his body. I think Nunez’s header was off target, even though it was a nice game between him and Salah. Nunez quickly sent the ball to Salah, who ran into Ake and then crossed to Nunez in the far corner. Dias’ header hit, and now Mohamed Salah has a chance to give Liverpool the lead.
80 minutes: Liverpool penalty resume! Salah’s superb cross heads towards the goal from Nunez and hits Dias’ outstretched hand. Craig Pawson has not submitted anything but this should be overturned by VAR.
77 minutes There is no extra time today. If it stays that way, we go straight to the penalties.
76 minutes Bernardo Silva raises a cross to the ceiling of the net. Meanwhile, this is the first goal of Julian Alvarez.
75 minutes Alvarez’s ball towards Haaland was cut well by Robertson. City are enjoying their best period in the game.
74 min: Substitutions galore.
Liverpool Milner and Eliot on Alexander Arnold and Henderson.
Manchester Gundogan on De Bruyne.
73 minutes Pep Guardiola, bless him, celebrates giving Alvarez some tactical instructions. The goal was eventually set up by De Bruyne, who curled into Foden at the far post. Adrian parried his cushioned aerial shot, then the two fought for the loose ball. He ran to Alvarez, who smashed it at close range under Matip’s pressure.
After a long delay, the goal is given! Julian Alvarez scored within 15 minutes of arriving.
70 minutes: Alvarez has a goal not allowed! He poked a rebound into the net from four yards after Foden was twice rejected by Adrian, but the flag went up against Foden. This seems to me…
70 minutes: City penalty resume! Foden’s cross appears to have hit Matip’s falling arm, but Craig Pawson allows play to continue. I’m sure it will be checked by VAR.
70 minutes De Bruyne’s deep cross is blocked by an Adrian stretch, who follows the loose ball all the way to the edge of the area before releasing it out of play.
69 minutes Lots of City possession now, although Liverpool look very comfortable defensively. Haaland has been very calm in the second half so far.
67 minutes Pep still keeps the face.
66 minutes Ederson is fine.
65 minutes There’s a break in play while Ederson is checked for a concussion after that shot was taken in the voucher.
64 min: Ederson denies Nunez! He nearly became a first-time target for record signing Darwin Nunez. He fought with Ake to win a long forward throw, with the ball gently dropping to Henderson. A nice pass slithered back toward Nunez, who ran off Ake and attempted a shot for the first time on the advancing Ederson. Ederson was hit in the face and returned to safety.
61 minutes “Despite his current position in attack, there was definitely a striker lurking somewhere under Andy Carroll’s ponytail,” says Niall Mullen. “A shame we couldn’t really see.”
I agree. Imagine you’re trying to figure him out on one of his good days. I think I prefer crossing Keyser Soze.
60 minutes Nunez hits the net and dives Ederson clears him, but the flag is raised before Liverpool can appeal a penalty kick. It was Just Offside.
59 minutes: Liverpool substitution There is a huge cheer at the end of Liverpool as Darwin Nunez comes in in place of Roberto Firmino.