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The only 2 Nigerians to score in a Community Shield match

The Community Shield was created in 1904. It was known as the "Sheriff of London Shield". In 1974, it evolved to the FA Charity Shield which is now known as the FA Community Shield. The match is played between those who won the English Premier League and the FA Cup the previous season. If one team wins both titles, that team will play the 2nd placed team in the Premier League.

Last season, Manchester City won the Premier League while Leicester City won the FA Cup. They met yesterday and Leicester came out winners by a lone goal. This goal was scored by Kelechi Iheanacho.

Kelechi Iheanacho became the 2nd Nigerian player to score in a Community Shield match. The first Nigerian to score in Community Shield match was Kanu Nwankwo. Arsenal played treble winners Manchester United in 1999. Manchester United was leading 1-0 before Kanu Nwankwo equalized and also provided the assist for the 2nd goal. Arsenal won 2-1 that day and Kanu Nwankwo was named the man of the match.

For the two times Nigerians scored in a Community Shield match, their team always won the Cup. A big congratulations to Kelechi Iheanacho for yet another Cup win, alongside Wilfred Ndidi.

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