- 2nd Half
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- End of 2nd Half
That's it, it's all over, and Leicester City have won the Community Shield at Wembley!
City are throwing everything at getting the equaliser, but Leicester have defended well all evening and it's looking like the Foxes have won this.
There will be four minutes of added time at Wembley. Enough for Man City to rescue something?
- Goal by penaltyKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
GOOOAAALLL!!! Iheanacho scores from the spot and have Leicester City just won the Community Shield?! 1-0!
- Yellow cardFernandinhoManchester City
Fernandinho is going off at the ref here. He gets a yellow but reading his lips it's perhaps fortunate that the card isn't red.
Penalty! Late drama at Wembley! Ake is caught napping on the ball on the edge of the box and Iheanacho nips in to take the ball, with Ake hacking him down. Steffen makes a brilliant save on the follow-up, but it’s a penalty anyway.
Steffen is alive to a through-ball and gathers at the second attempt. He’s been good today the American.
Can either side grab a winner? City are controlling the tempo and possession largely as we head into the final ten minutes, but Leicester remain a menace on the break.
- OffHarvey BarnesLeicester City
- OnKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
More changes for Leicester, including another big goal threat.
Just a reminder that this game goes straight to penalties if it’s level after the 90.
Grealish goes on a lively run and tries to weave through the Leicester defence, going to turf on the edge of the box. But the referee sees nothing in that and waves the free-kick appeals away.
Lots of changes for both sides as the two managers being to make use of the six sub rule.
Grealish is playing off the left in his first appearance in a City shirt, so no immediate change of role from Pep Guardiola… which is probably sensible given they’ll have had virtually no time in training yet.
Grealish might be on, but Leicester are still looking just as likely to open the scoring, and Barnes’ cross very nearly picks out the run of Vardy in the box.
- OffIlkay GündoganManchester City
- OnRodriManchester City
Rodri also comes on, to slightly more muted cheers.
- OffManchester City
- OnJack GrealishManchester City
Arguably this is the moment that Man City fans have been waiting for today. It's a debut for the Premier League's most expensive ever signing.
Some substitutes are incoming, and one of them is quite a headline moment...
Edozie has run himself into the ground here and the youngsters lack of first-team time has caught up with him, he’s suffering from a s pot of cramp by the looks of things.
Mahrez is in here, clean through, but he’s forced slightly wide as he loses his puff with Ndidi almost catching him, and the Man City man rushes his shot and sends it over the bar. Should be 1-0.
Guardiola may well have given his team a right talking to at the break. It’s much more of a Man City performance at Wembley now.
City’s short-corner routine leaves Leicester scrambling, and a deflected cross falls right to the onrushing Gundogan. Fortunately for the Foxes he blasts his attempt wide. 0-0 it remains.
Well, that was a let-down! Mahrez took the free-kick, but floated his effort miles over the bar. That's not the way to push Gundogan off set-piece duty.
- Yellow cardRyan BertrandLeicester City
Bertrand picked up a booking for that foul in Mahrez, which was one of the easier decisions the ref will have had to make.
That’s great from Edozie. He wins the ball in midfield and jinks into space before picking out the pass to launch a dangerous break. Mahrez is fouled right on the edge of the D and it’s a free-kick for City.
Grealish is warming up and the City crowd roar. It’s like a Euros flashback.
- 2nd Half
City get the game back underway at Wembley with both teams unchanged. There are six substitutions permitted for each team in this game, so expect quite a lot of disruption for the next 45 minutes.
- End of 1st Half
And that’s the end of a fascinating first-half at Wembley. Catch you in 15.
OFF THE POST! Leicester are denied on the cusp of half-time as Vardy hits the post. Maddison and Barnes work the ball well inside the box, with the latter’s cross floated slightly behind Vardy. He still manages to get a shot away, but it comes back off the upright after a brilliant touch by Steffen and City survive.
It’s not just Pep who’s stewing on the sidelines. Brendan has just booted a bottle up into the stands in frustration after his team gave the ball away. Nobody could accuse these two of not caring.
Cancelo bursts forward down the right and goes for goal, but it’s a poor effort that trickles harmlessly wide.
Man City are trying to take the sting out of the game a little as half-time approaches, take control of the tempo in the way that they prefer. It’s credit to Leicester that Guardiola’s side haven’t been able to do that so far.
City storm forward on the break, but Gundogan overhits the key pass to Edozie, forcing him wide. A huge let-off for Leicester.
Guardiola is ticking on the sidelines, he’s not happy with what he’s seeing from his team here.
Edozie tries to play through Leicester with some clever play, but can’t quite get past the third player and Leicester respond with a counter of their own. This game could really do with a goal, all the other ingredients are there to turn it into a cracker.
Barnes and Vardy produce a lovely one-two in the box, but the former isn’t quite able to bring it under control well enough to also get a shot away and has to settle for a corner.
Edozie is quite a talent, according to Pep Guardiola, who said this of the City starlet earlier in pre-season: "He's an incredible young player, good pace. Be patient with him. With minutes they play good and this is important."
Oh dear! A sight of goal for Man City youngster Samuel Edozie as Gundogan picks him out on an angle, but he snatches at the shot and it’s well, well wide.
Good again from Vardy as he looks to burst in behind the Man City defence, but Ake does well to sweep across and deny the forward.
Vardy denied! The Leicester striker seizes on a loose ball in the middle of a penalty-box scramble and pokes a shot towards goal, but Steffen makes a reaction save and Man City scramble the loose ball away.
Tielemans is involved as Leicester get the ball into the box, but Perez’s shot is too close to the keeper.
It might be goalless, but this is a belter. End-to-end with a really high tempo.
City break and it’s Mahrez again, cutting in onto his left. It’s a tale that’s been told time and again, but this time his attempted shot across the keeper takes a deflection over the bar.
City try a clever corner routine as Gundogan floats a deep set-piece out to Mahrez on the far side. But the wide man gets under his effort a tad and it flies over the bar.
Man City interestingly a sitting quite deep in this game, relatively anyway. It’s hard to tell at this stage whether it’s a purposeful move to open up space in midfield and reduce the gaps for Vardy to run into, or whether it’s Leicester who are forcing their opponents to sit back.
There’s a Grealish-shaped shadow looming over this game, and even the opposition manager has had his say.
City almost break Leicester open, but Gundogan’s final flicked pass doesn’t quite come off and the ball trickles through to Schmeichel.
Gundogan whips in a peach of a free-kick, curling towards the top corner, but Schmeichel reads it well and tips the ball over the bar with a save that looked rather more spectacular than it perhaps needed to be.
City take a huge risk trying to work the ball out from the back, but it pays off and they almost open Leicester up. I’ve missed this, the standard of football is really so high.
It’s been a surprisingly high-tempo start given the pre-season-y nature of the match. Leicester in particular have come out all guns blazing.
- 1st Half
Leicester, wearing their usual blue and white, get the game underway. Man City are in their away kit, which seems to be a sort of white and teal number, it's quite fetching to be honest with you.
So here we go. The curtain is about to raise on the 2021/22 season... and that's the first big cliche of the campaign already from me. Plenty more to come.
It’s not unfair to say that Leicester fans are making slightly more of a day of this than the Man City supporters, with an absolute sea of the darker blue shirts and flags packing out one end of a limited-capacity Wembley this evening.
Leicester aren’t at absolute full strength either, but name a side who can certainly cause City plenty of problems. Here’s Brendan Rodgers, speaking to broadcasters ITV:
" The guys who haven’t been involved over the course of pre-season, the likes of Papy, Jonny, and James Justin. James Justin is coming along very well but of course is still a few months away. Timothy Castagne trained for the first time with the squad which is great news for us. He’s physically ready and in a good place but he had his mask on today and trained with the squad, but won’t be available for the game. Hopefully, with confidence in training, he won’t be too far away."
There’s also no Phil Foden or Kevin de Bruyne in the Man City side today, with the pair out for some time with injuries picked up on international duty.
City (the Manchester one) may have been making some serious transfer headlines this summer, but there’s no change as of yet in their first-team set-up. No Jack Grealish, who only confirmed his move the other day, and of course no Harry Kane with Spurs ‘refusing to negotiate’ as Pep Guardiola explained.
Premier League winners Manchester City against FA Cup champions Leicester City. It’s an interesting match-up and should be a terrific way to get the season underway… even if it feels like the Euros only just finished.
Everyone ready for the season to start? Well, you best be, because it’s all kicking off today at Wembley Stadium.