29 August 2020

LIVE: Women’s Community Shield: Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City - Blues win Community Shield curtain raiser

Chelsea and Manchester City face off in the first Women’s Community Shield since 2008 today as both teams emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Last season’s Women’s Super League campaign was cut short due to the pandemic, meaning Emma Hayes’ side won the title on a points-per-game basis despite City sitting top by one point when the outbreak suspended play back in March.

And with the 2019/20 FA Cup set to be concluded during the 2020/21 season, it falls to City to take on Chelsea in the Community Shield as they finished second in the league.

There will certainly be a fair bit of animosity from City given the way the league champions were decided, so they will undoubtedly be raring to go in this one.

Here is everything you need to know about the match.

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Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City

FULL-TIME: All over. Chelsea win the Community Shield for the first time, adding to their Women’s Super League title earlier in 2020.

More success to come in 2021?

Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City

90+3 min: That’s that then. Chelsea have a big psychological advantage heading into the Women’s Super League.

Great game.

Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City

90+1 min: GOAL! Cuthbert seals the victory for Chelsea, mopping up a loose ball in the box to sweep home from 12 yards.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

90 min: Four minutes of added time for Chelsea to hold on for here.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

90 min: Little bit of pressure at the end here from Manchester City as back-to-back corners are swung in from Kelly.

The second goes high in the air and is missed by Berger but no one is there to pick up the pieces.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

89 min: Reiten goes off for Chelsea as Niamh Charles enters the fray.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

87 min: The game is fizzling out a little now. City look to have given everything and can’t muster the energy to muster another chance.

Chelsea are keeping the ball and managing the game sensibly.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

85 min: Ji lines one up but it’s struck straight into the stomach of Bonner. Putting bodies on the line to stay in the game now.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

82 min: Houghton got clipped by her keeper when she went up to clear the ball. She’s ok now though.

.England deflects a ball across goal but it evades everyone and City stay in the game by the skin of their teeth.

Ellen White is on for Georgia Stanway as the England striker looks to dig something out from the brink of defeat here.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

79 min: Cuthbert is slid in but she can’t find England as Houghton clears away smartly. The England captain is down now following a collision.

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