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2007 FA Community Shield

The 2007 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 85th staging of the FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the reigning Premier League champions and FA Cup winners. The match was played on 5 August 2007 between 2006–07 FA Premier League champions Manchester United and 2006–07 FA Cup winners Chelsea. Manchester United won the game 3–0 on penalties, after the match finished 1–1. Ryan Giggs opened the scoring in the 35th minute, before Florent Malouda equalised just before half-time.

2007 FA Community Shield
2007 Community Shield programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Manchester United won 3–0 on penalties
Date5 August 2007
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchAshley Cole (Chelsea)
RefereeMark Halsey (Lancashire)
Attendance80,731
WeatherClear
27 °C (81 °F)[1]
2006
2008

The match then went to penalties, in which Chelsea went first. Edwin van der Sar saved Chelsea's first three penalties, leaving Wayne Rooney with the chance to win the match for United.

It was the first Community Shield match to be played at the new Wembley Stadium. Manchester United and Chelsea also contested the last Community Shield (then the Charity Shield) to be played at the old Wembley in 2000, with Chelsea winning the match 2–0.

Match detailsEdit

Chelsea1–1Manchester United
Malouda   45' Report Giggs   35'
Penalties
Pizarro  
Lampard  
Wright-Phillips  
0–3   Ferdinand
  Carrick
  Rooney
Attendance: 80,731
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chelsea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manchester United
GK 1   Petr Čech
RB 2   Glen Johnson   78'
CB 6   Ricardo Carvalho   63'
CB 22   Tal Ben Haim   33'
LB 3   Ashley Cole   68'
DM 5   Michael Essien
CM 12   John Obi Mikel   90+1'
CM 8   Frank Lampard (c)
RW 24   Shaun Wright-Phillips
LW 15   Florent Malouda   52'
CF 10   Joe Cole   82'
Substitutes:
GK 23   Carlo Cudicini
GK 40   Hilário
DF 39   Harry Worley
MF 9   Steve Sidwell   78'
MF 19   Lassana Diarra   68'
FW 14   Claudio Pizarro   52'
FW 17   Scott Sinclair   82'
Manager:
  José Mourinho
 
GK 1   Edwin van der Sar
RB 6   Wes Brown
CB 5   Rio Ferdinand
CB 15   Nemanja Vidić
LB 27   Mikaël Silvestre   68'
RM 7   Cristiano Ronaldo
CM 22   John O'Shea
CM 16   Michael Carrick
LM 3   Patrice Evra
SS 11   Ryan Giggs (c)   81'
CF 10   Wayne Rooney   45+3'
Substitutes:
GK 29   Tomasz Kuszczak
DF 19   Gerard Piqué
DF 26   Phil Bardsley
MF 17   Nani   68'
MF 24   Darren Fletcher   81'
MF 30   Lee Martin
MF 33   Chris Eagles
Manager:
  Sir Alex Ferguson

Man of the match

Match officials

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of six substitutions.

Match statisticsEdit

First halfEdit

Statistic Chelsea Manchester United
Total shots 3 6
Shots on target 2 2
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 1 3
Fouls committed 8 9
Offsides 1 0
Yellow cards 1 1
Red cards 0 0

Second halfEdit

Statistic Chelsea Manchester United
Total shots 2 4
Shots on target 0 2
Ball possession 50% 50%
Corner kicks 4 5
Fouls committed 6 6
Offsides 2 1
Yellow cards 2 0
Red cards 0 0

OverallEdit

Statistic Chelsea Manchester United
Total shots 5 10
Shots on target 2 4
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 5 8
Fouls committed 14 15
Offsides 3 1
Yellow cards 3 1
Red cards 0 0

Source:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGLL/2007/8/5/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  2. ^ a b c d "Halsey appointed". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  3. ^ Mawhinney, Stuart (5 August 2007). "United win on penalties". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  4. ^ "2007 FA Community Shield". FA Community Shield. 5 August 2007. Sky Sports.

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