2016 FA Community Shield

The 2016 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 94th FA Community Shield, an annual English football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup. The match was contested by 2015–16 FA Cup winners Manchester United, and Leicester City, champions of the 2015–16 Premier League. It was held at Wembley Stadium a week before the Premier League season kicked off. Manchester United won the match 2–1 with goals from Jesse Lingard and Zlatan Ibrahimović, either side of a goal from Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

2016 FA Community Shield
2016 FA Community Shield programme.jpeg
The match programme cover
Date7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchEric Bailly (Manchester United)
RefereeCraig Pawson (South Yorkshire)


Leicester City qualified as champions of the 2015–16 Premier League. They won the title after then-second place Tottenham Hotspur drew 2–2 to Chelsea in Stamford Bridge on 2 May 2016. It was only their second FA Charity/Community Shield, first since 1971, when they defeated Liverpool 1–0. It was also the first time they played as champions/runners–up of either top division league or FA Cup winners, as they played in 1971 as Second Division champions.

Manchester United qualified as winners of the 2015–16 FA Cup. They defeated Crystal Palace 2–1 after extra time on 21 May 2016 to win their 12th title (tying the then-record with Arsenal). It was their 30th FA Charity/Community Shield, winning a record 20.

The previous match between the two sides was a 1–1 draw at Old Trafford on 1 May 2016. Anthony Martial scored for United in the eighth minute, while Leicester captain Wes Morgan equalised nine minutes later.

Manchester United manager José Mourinho returned to the Community Shield for the second straight year, after managing for Chelsea in the 2015 FA Community Shield.[1]



Jesse Lingard opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when he ran and got past three Leicester players before shooting low with his right foot past the onrushing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel who managed to get something on the shot but could not prevent it going into the net.[2] Jamie Vardy made it 1–1 in the 52nd minute when he intercepted Marouane Fellaini's no-look back-pass before rounding David de Gea and slotting the ball low to the net with his left foot.[3] Zlatan Ibrahimović got the winning goal for Manchester United in the 83rd minute when he got above Leicester captain Wes Morgan and headed in from six yards out into the right corner off the post after a cross from the right by Antonio Valencia.[4]


Leicester City1–2Manchester United
Vardy   52' Report Lingard   32'
Ibrahimović   83'
Leicester City
Manchester United
GK 1   Kasper Schmeichel
RB 17   Danny Simpson   40'   63'
CB 6   Robert Huth   89'
CB 5   Wes Morgan (c)
LB 28   Christian Fuchs   80'
RM 26   Riyad Mahrez
CM 10   Andy King   55'   62'
CM 4   Danny Drinkwater
LM 11   Marc Albrighton   46'
CF 20   Shinji Okazaki   46'
CF 9   Jamie Vardy   75'
GK 21   Ron-Robert Zieler
DF 2   Luis Hernández   63'
DF 15   Jeffrey Schlupp   80'
MF 22   Demarai Gray   46'
MF 24   Nampalys Mendy   62'
FW 7   Ahmed Musa   46'
FW 23   Leonardo Ulloa   89'
  Claudio Ranieri
GK 1   David de Gea
RB 25   Antonio Valencia
CB 3   Eric Bailly   71'
CB 17   Daley Blind
LB 23   Luke Shaw   69'
CM 16   Michael Carrick   61'
CM 27   Marouane Fellaini
RW 14   Jesse Lingard   63'
AM 10   Wayne Rooney (c)   87'
LW 11   Anthony Martial   70'
CF 9   Zlatan Ibrahimović
GK 20   Sergio Romero
DF 5   Marcos Rojo   69'
MF 8   Juan Mata   63'   90+3'
MF 21   Ander Herrera   61'
MF 22   Henrikh Mkhitaryan   90+3'
MF 28   Morgan Schneiderlin   87'
FW 19   Marcus Rashford   70'
  José Mourinho

Man of the Match:
Eric Bailly (Manchester United)

Assistant referees:
Stephen Child (Kent)
Lee Betts (Norfolk)
Fourth official:
Bobby Madley (West Yorkshire)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to six may be used.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Leicester 1 Man Utd 2". Guardian. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Community Shield: Leicester City 1 Manchester United 2 as it happened". The 42. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Community Shield: Leicester City 1 Manchester United 2 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic late header wins United's 21st Shield". Telegraph. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Community Shield: Manchester United beat Leicester with Ibrahimovic header". Guardian. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (7 July 2016). "Craig Pawson to take charge of the FA Community Shield". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 3 August 2016.