Ibrahimovic the hero as Man Utd win Community Shield

Ibrahimovic the hero as Man Utd win Community Shield

Babajide Orevba
August 7, 2016 at 5:12 PM

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner as United won the 2016 Community Shield 

- Winger Jesse Lingard scored a wonderful solo goal for United in the first half

- United take the Shield off Arsenal who have won the trophy for the past two seasons 

Manchester United have won the 2016 Community Shield following a 2 - 1 win over Leicester City at Wembley stadium.

Ibrahimovic the hero as Man Utd win Community Shield
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his winner against Leicester City
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The match started in United favour with Rooney, Fellaini and Carrick controlling possession.

Shinji Okazaki had two chances to win the game early as as first his curling shot from outside the box with his left foot is deflected wide.

With the resulting corner kick, Okazaki sent an header to the bar.

Against the run of play, Jessi Lingard dribbled four players on his way to a great solo goal after receiving a pass from Rooney close to the centre circle.

Ibrahimovic the hero as Man Utd win Community Shield
Jesse Lingard celebrates his goal
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In the second half, Jamie vardy pounced on a loose ball by Fellaini and dribbled De Gea in the box to score.

Ibrahimovic the hero as Man Utd win Community Shield
Community Shield Manchester United vs Leicester City (Luke Shaw in action)
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With the match looking like it would go to penalties, Zlatan Ibrahimovic rose highest to head in Antonio Valencia's cross to send United fans into a frenzy.

Below is the LIVE update of the community Shield clash between Manchester United and Leicester City

FT: Leiester City 1 - 2 Man Utd

90+ SUB: Substitute Juan Mata is taken off for debutant Henrikh Mkhitaryan and its also four minutes added

89' SUB: Leonardo Ulloa on, Huth off for Leicester City...Leicester City are threatening now and going forward in numbers

84' Another sub: Wayne Rooney off, Morgan Schneiderlin on... the captain's armband goes to Antonio Valencia

83' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Ibrahimovic scores... the Swede converts Valencia's cross

81' HEADER!!! Ahmed Musa pulls off Rojo and tries a header which is just over...the Nigerian should have scored

80' SUB: Jeffrey Schlupp on, Christian Fuchs off

78' OFF the LINE!!! Ibrahimovic's effort is cleared off the line by Danny Drinkwater

74' Manchester United are pinning Leicester City back now but the pace of Ahmed Musa and Vardy has been a real threat

73' Yellow card for Vardy after a crunching challenge on Mata

71' Bailly gets a yellow card after a push on Vardy near the corner flag.

69' SUB; Marcos Rojo on, Luke Shaw off

Anthony Martial off, Marcus Rashford on debut for Mkhitaryan

65' Ibrahimovic tries a pass down the left channel for Rooney, but it was overhit and hugely optimistic about Rooney’s pace

64' In case you do not know... four changes are now allowed in the Community Shield

63' More changes: Nampalys Mendy is on for King, while Luis Hernandez replaces Simpson

For United; Jesse Lingard off, Juan Mata on... the goalscorer is suffering an ankle injury

61' SUB: Ander Herrera comes on, Michael Carrick off

59' Foxes fans are complaining that a foul was not given as Valencia pushed Vardy

58' For the first time today, Eric Bailly is penalized for a foul and its on Ahmed Musa ... Gray takes the freekick but its easily cleared

56' SHOT!!! Musa uses his pace to break away and passes to Gray but the youngster's attempt from outside the box is straight at De Gea

54' Yellow card!!!! Andy King is booked for a foul on Manchester United's goal scorer Lingard

52' GOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! Jamie Vardy scores after lashing onto a loose back pass by Fellaini

49' Great work from Martial down the left, but he cuts his cross back behind the onrushing attackers. Ibrahimovic lays it back to Rooney on the edge of the area, but he hesitates enough that he can’t take a first time shot, and then when he does try to control it bounces five yards away

48' Musa tries to break through the middle and is stopped by a fine Bailly tackle

47' Michael Carrick is penalized for a foul on vardy, United looking confident in the second half

46' Leicester substitution; Ahmed Musa and Demarai Gray in, Albrigton and Okazaki out

HT: Leicester 0 - 1 Manchester United...

Jesse Lingard dribbles four players on his way to a great solo goal...

Okazaki had two chances in the first half to score but was unlucky not to have....Eric Bailly has been a real defensive rock for United and has probably been the best player so far

43' Mahrez has been quiet. He cuts in from the left and is eased away from the ball by Shaw

39' Danny Simpson is booked for a foul on Wayne Rooney who races past him... Simpson is a another Manchester United academy graduate playing for Leicester City

37' HEADER!!! Andy King's header from a corner is just wide and Leicester are looking like they got a goal in them...really weird saying 'Jose Mourinho's Manchester United' ... and not Chelsea

34' OK, that goal was FIRE, Lingard scored the winner against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final last season at Wembley and now he has done it again...

31' GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Lingard dribbles four players from the left and scores....classic goal

30' Danny Simpson is penalised for a foul on Luke is looking sluggish are both teams look weary of attacks

29' Leicester City have now settled into this game and looking threatening anytime they get the helps that the players are familiar with each other while United have new faces and a changed set-up...yet to see Ibrahimovic perform wonders

26' Its Vardy vs Bailly again as a long pass from Drinkwater reaches the Englishman on the right, he controls well and tries to beat the Ivorian for pace by he recovers and clears for a corner...really impressive from Eric Bailly

23' Lingard tries to get down the left but is penalised for handball. Mourinho does not agree with the decision

20' HITS the BAR!!! Corner from Drinkwater is headed towards the bar by Okazaki...United survive case you do not know Danny Drinkwater came from the Manchester United academy

18' WHAT A SHOT!!! Vardy dribbles two again and passes to Okazaki who curls one with his weaker foot but its just deflected wide ....corner

16' SHOT!!! Ibrahimovic goes up for a header with Morgan - catching Simpson in the mush with his knee in the process the ball drops to Fellaini who tries to hit a half-volley on the spin, but doesn’t get hold of it properly and Schmeichel gets enough behind it to keep the ball out

15' Manchester United fans would really love looks like he is up to the game

13' Martial looking like United’s biggest threat so far, and it looks like they’ve decided that him v Simpson is the way to attack this Leicester team

13' HEADER!!! Shaw's deflected cross is headed straight at Schmiecel by Wayne Rooney

Ibrahimovic the hero as Man Utd win Community Shield
Community Shield Manchester United vs Leicester City (Luke Shaw in action)
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10' Martial and Rooney combining really well in this game, Bailly looking confident and he does know how to pass a ball

10' SHOT!!! Martial cuts in from the left, twists Simpson and shoots from a tight angle, but can only find the side-netting.

9'  Mahrez tries to speed through the middle but is pulled back by Fellaini. No free-kick

7' Like we saw last season, Leicester City are sitting back and trying to hit on the counter....Mahrez is yet to dazzle

6' Blind is limping after taking the ball off Vardy

5' VARRRRRRRRDDDYYYY!!! The Englishman is already a threat, picking the ball from the left, he dribbles two and almost shoots but Danny Blind is there to block

3' Ibrahimovic is penalized for a foul.. the Swede now wears 9 while Martial has moved to 11

3' So far, United had had all the possession and the players are looking to attack ...unlike the 'Van Gaal era'

1' Kick off...Leicester City get us started


Man Utd XI v Leicester: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Fellaini; Lingard, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic

Leicester XI vs. Manchester United: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, King, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.

Below is the preview of the community Shield clash between Manchester United and Leicester City

- Claudio Ranieri and Jose Mourinho renew rivalries in the Community Shield 

- Leicester City are reigning Premier League champiosn, United are FA Cup champions 

- The Community Shield is curtain raiser for the 2016/2017 Premier League season 

- Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan to make Man Utd debuts 

Manchester United play Leicester City in the Community Shield season opener on Sunday, 7 August, at the Wembley stadium.

The match kicks off at 4pm (Nigerian time).

Ibrahimovic the hero as Man Utd win Community Shield
Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri
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United have a new manager in Jose Mourinho and are playing in the first match of the season having they won the FA Cup against Crystal Palace last season, while Leicester City won the Premier League in the most dramatic EPL season of all time.

Luke Shaw is back in the team after missing most of last season through injury and he is expected to start at left back but Chris Smalling who is yet to feature in pre-season could miss out.

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Last season Ranieri's Leicester City defeated Chelsea 2 - 1 in what many claim was the match that sealed Mourinho's exit from Stamford Bridge.

According to Ranieri: "This is not a friendly. We will give the maximum and also Manchester United will too. Both teams want to win it."

Both matches between United and Leicester in the Premier League last season ended 1-1 and this is the first time Claudio Ranieri will have managed a team at Wembley Stadium.

This will be Manchester United's 30th appearance in the Community Shield. They've won the trophy on 20 previous occasions, a record figure.

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