5 Facts of Liverpool City vs Manchester City in the Community Shield 2019

The match between Liverpool vs Manchester City in the 2019 Community Shield was continued to penalties. The match which was held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (5/8/2019) ended with the score 1-1 during the normal time.

Man City who put pressure since the beginning of the game, winning first through kicking of Raheem Sterling in the 12th minute. Liverpool could only equalize in the 77th minute, when Joel Matip’s header rattled the Man City’s net that was guarded by Claudio Bravo.

The 1-1 score lasted until 90 minutes ended and both teams continued to the round of penalties. Five executors of Man City, namely Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Gabriel Jesus successfully carried out their respective duties.

Meanwhile, of the five Liverpool penalty takers, only Georginio Wijnaldum failed to carry out the mission after his shot was pushed over by Claudio Bravo. Man City won 5-4 in a penalty shootout and won the Community Shield 2019.

Here are 5 facts of the Liverpool vs Manchester City match in the Community Shield 2019:

1. Raheem Sterling’s first goal against Liverpool

Sterling’s goal in the 12th minute was the first goal the player broke into his former club’s goal, Liverpool, in all competitions. Yes, Sterling used to strengthen Liverpool in 2010-2015. He finally decided to move to Manchester City in July 2015.

2. The perfect debut stage for Rodri

Rodri had just brought to Man City from Atletico Madrid this summer. The 23-year-old midfielder was bought for 62.8 million pounds. The nominal amount of the transfer Rodri did not disappoint Man City, at least until now.

In his debut match with The Citizens in a professional competition, he performed brilliantly with a record of winning 100 percent air duel, 92 percent bait accuracy, three clean sweepers, one intercept, and two tackles. No less important is that Rodri succeeded in bringing Man City to the 2019 Community Shield champion, as well as his first title with The Citizens.

3. Waste of Mohamed Salah

In this match, Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah created a total of 10 kicks (four of which led to the goal). This amount exceeds the total kick of all Man City players who only recorded eight kicks. However, from 10 Salah kicks, no one is able to produce goals.

4. Sterling’s good performance in the last four matches at Wembley

Sterling has created six goals in his last four matches at Wembley Stadium. On March 22, 2019, he scored three goals as he led England to a 5-0 win over the Czechs. Then, Sterling scored two goals when Manchester City met Watford (05/18/2019).

The last is his goal against Liverpool in Community Shield 2019. Sterling only failed to score a goal during Man City against Brighton & Hove Albion on 6 April 2019.

5. Domination of the title in Community Shield Since 2010

The Community Shield title has only been won by three teams, namely Manchester United (2010, 2011, 2013, 2016), Arsenal (2014, 2015, 2017) and Manchester City (2012, 2018.2019).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *