Soccer-Leicester win Community Shield 1-0 as Grealish debuts for Man City

7/8/2021 10:11:00 PM

Soccer-Leicester win Community Shield 1-0 as Grealish debuts for Man City

Soccer-Leicester win Community Shield 1-0 as Grealish debuts for Man City

LONDON :Kelechi Iheanacho scored a late penalty against his old employers as FA Cup winners Leicester City beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield curtain-raiser to the season on Saturday.The victory was the second in a row at London's Wembley Stadium for the Foxes, who beat

LONDON :Kelechi Iheanacho scored a late penalty against his old employers as FA Cup winners Leicester City beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield curtain-raiser to the season on Saturday.The victory was the second in a row at London's Wembley Stadium for the Foxes, who beat favourites Chelsea by the same scoreline in the May FA Cup final but finished fifth in the Premier League.

The game appeared set for a penalty shoot-out when second half substitute Iheanacho went down after a lunge by Nathan Ake in the 89th minute, and then confidently fired into the top corner from the spot."I've been practising penalties. I missed one last season so I've been practising in pre-season. I had just one thing in my mind: just shoot at an angle and hit it hard, and that's what I did," he said.

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Soccer-Grealish debuts for Man City but Leicester are the winnersLONDON : FA Cup winners Leicester City scored a late penalty to beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield curtain-raiser to the season on Saturday.Second half substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored from the spot against his old club after a lunge by Nathan Ake in the 89th minu

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LinkedIn LONDON :Kelechi Iheanacho scored a late penalty against his old employers as FA Cup winners Leicester City beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield curtain-raiser to the season on Saturday.LinkedIn LONDON : FA Cup winners Leicester City scored a late penalty to beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield curtain-raiser to the season on Saturday.LinkedIn :Manchester City have signed England midfielder Jack Grealish on a six-year contract after paying the 100-million pound (US$139.MANCHESTER, England : Manchester City can take Jack Grealish to another level after the England midfielder's Premier League record signing from Aston Villa, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

The victory was the second in a row at London's Wembley Stadium for the Foxes, who beat favourites Chelsea by the same scoreline in the May FA Cup final but finished fifth in the Premier League. The game appeared set for a penalty shoot-out when second half substitute Iheanacho went down after a lunge by Nathan Ake in the 89th minute, and then confidently fired into the top corner from the spot. The victory was the second in a row at Wembley for the Foxes, in their third Community Shield appearance, after they beat Chelsea in the May FA Cup final. "I've been practising penalties.3 million pounds. I missed one last season so I've been practising in pre-season.71 million) signing on Thursday, in the 64th minute. I had just one thing in my mind: just shoot at an angle and hit it hard, and that's what I did," he said..

Jack Grealish had earlier come off the bench for Manchester City but there was to be no dream debut for the England midfielder in his first game as the Premier League's most expensive player.7209 pounds) (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Barbara Lewis) Source: Reuters. The 25-year-old had four years left on his Villa contract after signing a new deal in September last year. Signed for 100 million pounds (US$138.71 million), Grealish came on in the 64th minute in a left forward position but was unable to make the breakthrough on a wet evening in North-West London. With senior players rested or recovering from injuries, City manager Pep Guardiola fielded an unfamiliar line-up with five academy starlets in his squad and Sam Edozie and Cole Palmer starting. Purslow said a number of clubs expressed an interest over the summer in signing Grealish, though all offers were below the 100-million pound release clause until City agreed to pay the amount. Leicester, who suffered a major blow earlier in midweek when French defender Wesley Fofana broke his leg in a friendly, were close to full strength with evergreen striker Jamie Vardy up front. Guardiola said City needed new players to stay fresh after so much success.

Vardy, 34, came closest to scoring in the first half when a hooked shot was pushed onto the post by goalkeeper Zack Steffen just before the break. Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel also tipped a dangerously dipping Ilkay Gundogan free kick over the bar in the seventh minute. He earned his senior cap in September 2020 and has since played 12 times for the Three Lions. (US$1=0.7209 pounds) (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Barbara Lewis and Pritha Sarkar) Source: Reuters .