Before the game, everyone rated MC better than Arsenal. City are aiming for a fourth title in 2023 after winning the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League treble last season.
The game had only started a few minutes when coach Mikel Arteta was shown a yellow card for overreacting outside the field.
In the 25th minute after Ben White’s pass, Havertz received the ball in the penalty area of Man City. He managed quite well but the shot was too light to beat goalkeeper Ortega
40 minutes Saka escaped to the right before returning to Havertz. Unfortunately, the German player’s shot continued to fail to beat goalkeeper Ortega.
The second half of the match started with a more open position. From a free kick, Stones headed high but could not beat goalkeeper Ramsdale.Man City has the first change of people. Phil Foden came on for Jack Grealish. After that, there were 2 changes of people. Haaland and Kovacic left the field to make way for Palmer and De Bruyne.
On the Arsenal side, there were also two changes in person. Martinelli and Timber left the field to make way for Trossard and Tierney.
In the 77th minute Pep’s change took effect, receiving the ball in Arsenal’s penalty area, Cole Palmer dribbling a beat before making a perfect save to open the scoring.
From the mistake of Arsenal’s defense, Man City stole the ball in the opponent’s half and the ball reached Foden’s foot in the penalty area. Unfortunately, his shot did not beat Ramsdale to double the score.
It seemed that the match had been arranged until the 90 + 11 minutes, Trossard hit a shot in the penalty area. The ball touched Akanji’s feet and flew into the net to help Arsenal suddenly equalize. The second half of the match ended in a 1-1 draw. The two teams will enter the penalty shootout.
In the turn of Man City, De Bruyne and Rodry took turns unsuccessfully to make their own kicks while Arsenal players Odegaard, Trossard, Saka and Viera performed well thereby giving Arsenal Community Shield trophy.