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Leicester 1 Manchester City 0: Lessons From Community Shield Final Match

For Leicester and Manchester City, the final battle for the Community Shield has further revealed both team's preparedness or otherwise for the Premier league which will take centre stage this week.

The lone goal victory recorded by Leicester over Manchester City has further proved that the victory of Leicester City over Chelsea football club in the last FA Cup final was no fluke.

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Below are lessons from the Community Shield final between the two sides:


1. FA CUP WINNERS INVINCIBILITY

Leicester City's victory over Manchester City has proved the invincibility of FA cup winners. It is on record that FA cup winners have won 6 out of 7 last Community Shield final matches.

In 2019/2020 season, Arsenal, as FA cup winners, overcame Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to cart home the Community Shield. Same feat were repeated by Arsenal in 2017, 2015 and 2014.

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2. LEICESTER READY FOR NEW SEASON

The Community Shield final proved to us all that Leicester is ready for the new season. With just a week to the commencement of the Premier league, Leicester City paraded its possible first eleven in the victory over Manchester City.

With James Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Tieleman, Ayoze, Soumare, Schmeichel, Bertrand, P. Daka, Barnes and Maddison on duty, Leicester intends to start the new season on a strong note.

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3. MANCHESTER CITY NOT READY FOR NEW SEASON

Manchester City seems not prepared for the new season from what we saw in the Community Shield final. With only a handful of their regulars available for the match against Leicester, Manchester City, as Premier league defending champion, were a shadow of themselves.

With their first match against Tottenham coming up on Sunday, 15th August, notable players like Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne (injured), Phil Foden (injured). John Stones and many others were not available for the match.


4. MANCHESTER CITY NEEDS A STRIKER

Against Leicester, Manchester City once again showed its need for a dependable striker that will continue from where Kun Aguero stopped . Gabriel Jesus is a false centre striker. A natural centre striker in the mould of Harry Kane is what Manchester City need to make a good start in the new season.


5. JACK GREALISH - NO TIME TO PROVE HIMSELF

Manchester City's record signing, Jack Grealish came in for starlet Edozie in the 65th minute of the match. But his cameo appearance was not enough to assess his quality. Against Tottenham Hotspur on the 15th August, he will have plenty to prove to the Etihad fans.


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