Community Shield: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City
The Citizens Triumph as The Blues fall to Aguero's Brace
Manchester city striker Sergio Aguero finally hit a double century goals for Manchester City as his double saw put his goals record for the Citizens at 201.
Sergio Aguero finally hit a double century goals for Manchester City as his double saw Pep Guardiola’s side overcome Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley and put his goals record for the Citizens at 201.
Argentina international Aguero had been stuck on 199 since he notched in the EFL Cup final victory over Arsenal on February 25, but he finally added to his tally in the first half to put Chelsea on the path to defeat in their first competitive match under Maurizio Sarri.
The 30-year-old looked sharp and slotted home his second after the restart to ensure the Premier League champions started the new season with silverware.
City took the lead inside 13 minutes when Phil Foden fed Aguero, who drifted into space 18 yards from goal and picked out the bottom-right corner after put himself in a prime scoring position with a superb first touch.
He notched his second after he darted behind David Luiz and placed Bernardo Silva’s neat pass beyond Caballero to put the result beyond doubt.
This means that Maurizio Sarri’s first competitive match in charge of Chelsea ended in defeat while highlighting that the London club still has chinks in their defensive armor: somewhat reminiscent of last season when they ended the league standing at 6th place under Antonio Conte’s leadership.
City will be back in London next Sunday to begin their Premier League title defense against another team entering a new era in Unai Emery’s Arsenal, while Chelsea finish their International Champions Cup campaign at home to Lyon on Tuesday before taking on Huddersfield Town on Saturday.