Video Highlights: Chelsea 1-3 Man Utd

Video Highlights | 18:40 | 08/08/2010

Manchester United beat Chelsea 3-1 to win the Community Shield at Wembley.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s team have spent the close-season licking their wounds after being pipped to the title by the Blues, but they underlined their determination to regain the crown with a ruthless display in the annual curtain-raiser to the English top-flight season.

A first half goal from Antonio Valencia put United in front and new signing Javier Hernandez added the second after the break.

Salomon Kalou got one back for Chelsea, but Dimitar Berbatov’s late strike ensured United have the early momentum heading into the new campaign.

Carlo Ancelotti’s double winners, who beat United in the Shield last season, threatened when Nicolas Anelka’s powerful long-range effort tested Edwin van der Sar.

Branislav Ivanovic forced van der Sar into a much more difficult save when the Serbian defender towered above Nemanja Vidic to meet Malouda’s free-kick with a bullet header.

Wayne Rooney had been one of England’s most disappointing performers in South Africa, where he looked completely devoid of his usual enthusiasm and the striker played a key role when United took the lead in the 41st minute.

Scholes, in sublime form, spotted Rooney’s run to the right edge of the Chelsea penalty area and found him with a long pass that dropped in behind Cole.

John Terry had tracked Rooney and the striker took advantage by whipping a low cross into the area vacated by the Chelsea captain.Valencia, having sprinted clear of Cole, found himself in yards of space and met Rooney’s superb delivery with a cool finish past Hilario.

United went two up when Valencia escaped Cole on the wing and drilled over a low cross that Hernandez converted at the far post in comical fashion, the Mexican slipping as he shot and seeing the ball bounce off his foot and onto his head before flying into the net.

Ivory Coast striker Kalou reduced the deficit in the 83rd minute when he tapped-in after van der Sar palmed Daniel Sturridge’s shot into his path.

But United had the last word as Berbatov took Nani’s pass in stoppage time and floated a perfect chip over Hilario to seal the win.

Match Info
Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Attendance: 84,623
Match Date: August 8, 2010, 15:00 UK
Type: FA Community Shield
Chelsea Man Utd
40 Henrique Hilario (G)
3 Ashley Cole (D)
26 John Terry (D)
19 Paulo Ferreira (D)
2 Branislav Ivanovic (D)
8 Frank Lampard (M)
5 Michael Essien (M)
15 Florent Malouda (M)
12 John Mikel Obi (M)
39 Nicolas Anelka (F)
21 Salomon Kalou (F)
1 Edwin van der Sar (G)
22 John O’Shea (D)
15 Nemanja Vidic (D)
23 Jonathan Evans (D)
20 Fabio Da Silva (D)
16 Michael Carrick (M)
18 Paul Scholes (M)
13 Park Ji-Sung (M)
25 Antonio Valencia (M)
7 Michael Owen (F)
10 Wayne Rooney (F)
22 Ross Turnbull
38 Patrick Van Aanholt
43 Jeffrey Bruma
10 Yossi Benayoun
18 Yuri Zhirkov
11 Didier Drogba
23 Daniel Sturridge
29 Tomasz Kuszczak
12 Chris Smalling
11 Ryan Giggs
24 Darren Fletcher
17 Nani
9 Dimitar Berbatov
14 Javier Hernandez
‘60 Didier Drogba for John Mikel Obi
‘60 Daniel Sturridge for Nicolas Anelka
‘72 Yossi Benayoun for Florent Malouda
‘79 Yuri Zhirkov for Ashley Cole
‘79 Jeffrey Bruma for Paulo Ferreira
‘46 Nani for Park Ji-Sung
‘46 Javier Hernandez for Michael Owen
‘46 Dimitar Berbatov for Wayne Rooney
‘71 Chris Smalling for Fabio Da Silva
‘79 Ryan Giggs for Michael Carrick
‘80 Darren Fletcher for Paul Scholes
‘83 Salomon Kalou ‘41 Antonio Valencia
‘76 Javier Hernandez
‘90 Dimitar Berbatov

15(7) Shots (on Goal) 7(4)
5 Fouls 5
7 Corner Kicks 4
0 Offsides 5
48% Time of Possession 53%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
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