Five Things You Missed From Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City…..David Luiz Returns After 181-Day Exile As Kevin De Bruyne And Arsenal manager Unai Emery Watch On At Wembley

Sergio Aguero hit a brace as Manchester City beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield

Manchester City claimed the first silverware of the new campaign as they beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero hit a brace for Pep Guardiola’s side but there was plenty going on aside from the main action.

Here Eagleseye Footy looks at five things you may have missed from the Community Shield.

Sergio Aguero hits the corner flag

Aguero is known for his clinical nature in front of goal, but the City striker had a moment to forget in the first half when his wayward effort hit the corner flag.

The Argentina international soon atoned for his error, though, as he opened the scoring shortly afterwards and he then scored again in the second half.

Aguero is also now City’s outright leading scorer at Wembley as he has found the net at the national stadium five times, with Yaya Toure in second place with three goals.

David Luiz plays his first competitive game in 181 days

Under Antonio Conte, David Luiz had fallen down the pecking order to such an extent that it seemed highly likely that he would leave Chelsea.

However, with Conte now out of the picture, Luiz is back in the frame, and new boss Maurizio Sarri handed the centre-back his first competitive appearance since the 4-1 defeat by Watford on February 5, 181 days ago.

David Luiz has been brought in from the cold at Chelsea by new manager Maurizio Sarri

De Bruyne and Emery watch on

Kevin De Bruyne may not yet be considered fit enough to play after featuring for Belgium at the World Cup, but the midfielder was still an interested spectator at Wembley.

De Bruyne watched on as City prevailed past his former side and will hope that he will soon be back on the field himself.

Another notable observer was Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, whose side face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on August 18.

Kevin De Bruyne watched on as City managed to beat his former side Chelsea at Wembley 

Gundogan makes return to action wearing a mask

Ilkay Gundogan featured as a second-half substitute for City as he made his return to action and the midfielder did so while wearing a face mask.

Gundogan underwent an operation to fix a deviated septum following Germany’s exit from the World Cup and on Sunday he became the latest player to sport the eye-catching headwear to protect his nose.

Ilkay Gundogan returned to action for City against Chelsea wearing a protective face mask

City buck FA Cup winners trend

It has become a common theme in recent years for the previous season’s FA Cup winners to prevail in this fixture, but City managed to buck that trend.

Prior to today, the last four editions of the Community Shield had been won by the reigning FA Cup champions, with Manchester United (in 2013) previously the most recent league-winning side to win the traditional curtain-raiser.

City became the first Premier League champions since 2013 to win the Community Shield

 

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