MX23RW : Saturday, September 22 23:11:29
Aug 6, 2017 at 2pm UK at ​Wembley
Attendance: 83,325
Chelsea
1-1
Arsenal
Moses (46')
Azpilicueta (13'), Alonso (35'), Willian (37')
Pedro (80')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Kolasinac (82')
Bellerin (15')
Arsenal win 4-1 on penalties

Result: Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties to win Community Shield

Result: Arsenal win Community Shield on pens
© SilverHub
Arsenal win the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium after beating Chelsea 4-1 in a penalty shootout.

Arsenal have warmed up for the new Premier League season with a penalty-shootout victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

After goals from Victor Moses and Sead Kolasinac led to the game ending 1-1 after normal time, Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata missed from 12 yards in the resulting shootout to give Arsenal a win they probably deserved.

Arsenal began strongly after the short trip across North London, with Danny Welbeck seeing a header comfortably saved by Courtois after meeting a floated pass from Granit Xhaka.

Two bookings in quick succession for Cesar Azpilicueta and Hector Bellerin highlighted that neither side were treating the game as a friendly, but chances were few and far between until Arsenal went close midway through the half.

The ball was worked to Alexandre Lacazette just inside the penalty area and although his curling effort beat Courtois, it struck the post and went clear.

There was a break in play after Per Mertesacker sustained a nasty cut above his eye after being accidentally elbowed by Gary Cahill, but it benefited Chelsea who then enjoyed their best period of the opening 45 minutes.

A raking pass from Willian to Pedro set up the Spaniard for a shot on goal, but his strike towards the near top corner was well kept out by former Chelsea stopper Petr Cech.

A minute before the break, Alex Iwobi curled the ball straight at Courtois but both teams deserved to go into the changing rooms on level terms after a competitive half.

Straight after the restart, however, Chelsea took the lead through Moses, who converted from close range after reacting quickest to Cahill's header back into the penalty area.

Moments later, Michy Batshuayi miscued a volley straight at Cech as the Premier League champions looked to seize control, but just before the hour mark, Courtois was forced into a brilliant intervention to keep out Mohamed Elneny's driven cross.

Both teams began to make substitutions and that hindered the flow of the game, but Arsenal almost found an equaliser out of nowhere with 15 minutes remaining when the fingertips of Courtois tipped a 30-yard strike from Xhaka wide of the post.

However, after Pedro was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Elneny, Arsenal found their leveller from the resulting free kick as Kolasinac headed into the bottom corner from Xhaka's pass.

Arsenal had the momentum throughout the closing stages, but they were unable to force more work out of Courtois and both teams were forced to settle for a penalty shootout.

Using the new 'ABBA' method, Arsenal scored each of their four attempts, with Courtois drilling a spot kick over the crossbar and Morata striking the outside of the post to gift Arsene Wenger's side the win.

Share this article now:
Antonio Conte poses with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Read Next:
Conte: 'Arsenal will challenge for title'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Belgian Pro League
Brasileiro
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea55001441015
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
7Bournemouth63121011-110
8Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
9Arsenal530210919
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton513189-16
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5104511-63
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account