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Aug 6, 2017 at 2pm UK at ​Wembley
Attendance: 83,325
Chelsea
1-1
Arsenal
Moses (46')
Pedro (80')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Kolasinac (82')
Arsenal win 4-1 on penalties

Result: Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties to win Community Shield

Result: Arsenal win Community Shield on pens
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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.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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