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The 2018 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 96th FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the title holders of the Premier League and FA Cup. It was contested by Manchester City, champions of the 2017–18 Premier League, and Chelsea, the winners of the 2017–18 FA Cup, at Wembley Stadium in London on 5 August 2018. Manchester City won 2–0, with both goals scored by Sergio Agüero, who was named man of the match for his performance.[2][3]

2018 FA Community Shield
2018 FA Community Shield programme.png
The match programme cover
Date5 August 2018
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchSergio Agüero (Manchester City)
RefereeJonathan Moss (West Yorkshire)[1]



This was Maurizio Sarri's first competitive match in charge of Chelsea; meanwhile, it was Pep Guardiola's second cup final as the manager of Manchester City, following their victory over Arsenal in the 2018 EFL Cup Final.

Chelsea were looking to win the Community Shield for the first time since 2009, when they beat Manchester United 4–1 on penalties. They had failed to win any of their last four appearances in the competition. Manchester City had won their last two matches at Wembley, both in 2017–18 – beating Arsenal 3–0 in the EFL Cup Final in February and Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 in the league in April; however, they had not won three consecutive matches at Wembley since March 1970.[4]

The two sides faced each other in the Community Shield once previously, in 2012, a match won 3–2 by Manchester City.



Chelsea0–2Manchester City
Report Agüero   13'58'
Manchester City
GK 1   Willy Caballero
RB 28   César Azpilicueta (c)
CB 2   Antonio Rüdiger
CB 30   David Luiz
LB 3   Marcos Alonso
CM 4   Cesc Fàbregas   60'
CM 5   Jorginho
CM 8   Ross Barkley
RF 11   Pedro   79'
CF 29   Álvaro Morata   69'
LF 20   Callum Hudson-Odoi   60'
GK 59   Marcin Bułka
DF 21   Davide Zappacosta
DF 27   Andreas Christensen
MF 6   Danny Drinkwater   60'
MF 15   Victor Moses   79'
MF 22   Willian   60'
FW 19   Tammy Abraham   69'
  Maurizio Sarri
GK 1   Claudio Bravo
RB 2   Kyle Walker
CB 5   John Stones   90+4'
CB 14   Aymeric Laporte   87'
LB 22   Benjamin Mendy
CM 20   Bernardo Silva
CM 25   Fernandinho (c)
CM 47   Phil Foden   75'
RF 26   Riyad Mahrez   68'
CF 10   Sergio Agüero   80'
LF 19   Leroy Sané   46'
GK 31   Ederson
DF 4   Vincent Kompany   80'
DF 30   Nicolás Otamendi   87'
MF 8   İlkay Gündoğan   46'
MF 55   Brahim Díaz   75'
MF 81   Claudio Gomes   90+4'
FW 33   Gabriel Jesus   68'
  Pep Guardiola

Man of the Match:
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

Assistant referees:[5]
Adam Nunn (Wiltshire)
Eddie Smart (West Midlands)
Fourth official:[5]
Paul Tierney (Lancashire)
Reserve assistant referee:[5]
Dan Cook (Hampshire)
Video assistant referee:
Stuart Attwell (West Midlands)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Andrew Halliday (Army)

Match rules[6]

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


  1. ^ "Jon Moss to referee FA Community Shield between Chelsea and Man City". The FA. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Chelsea 0 Man City 2: as it happened". Guardian. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Chelsea 0 Man City 2". BBC Sport. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Community Shield 2018: When is the game being held and who is playing?". talkSPORT. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Jon Moss to referee FA Community Shield between Chelsea and Man City". The Football Association. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Rules of the Football Association Community Shield" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 6 August 2017.