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Kelechi Iheanacho scores, as Leicester beat City

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Leicester striker, Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to win Community Shield in the dying minutes of Saturday’s curtain raiser.

Kelechi’s goal came after Jack Grealish, whose transfer was just sealed with £100m, was subbed on for his Manchester City debut at Wembley.

The 89th-minute penalty from Kelechi Iheanacho was what Leicester needed to beat Manchester City 1-0 to start the season with total confidence.

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As expected, the £100m Jack Grealish was the centre of attention. There wasn’t much he did when he came on for his Man City debut on 64 minutes. However, It was Leicester’s sub, Iheanacho who made the difference.

He played fiercely and forced Nathan Ake into a mistake. The mistake opened an opportunity for a spot-kick. Trust him not to waste time by emphatically firing home against his former side in front of the Leicester fans.

Man City’s Moment

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Riyad Mahrez, one of Man City’s players, passed up several good chances to score against his old club. This included a great opportunity on the counter-attack in the second half. Despite a brief display from Grealish in which he showed glimpses of his exciting dribbling ability, it made n difference.

The Premier League champions were defeated. FA Cup winners have now won this prize on six of the last seven occasions against Premier League winners. It is unlikely to have a significant bearing on how the title race will play out this coming season.

However, clear Pep Guardiola’s side still has work to do to prepare for their Super Sunday opener with Tottenham.

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Leicester’s Moment

Leicester begins their season curtain-raiser with Wolves. They are full of confidence after another Wembley triumph.

Player Ratings During The Match

Lecister’s rating is as follows: Schmeichel (7), Bertrand (6), Soyuncu (7), Amartey (6), Pereira (7), Barnes (8), Maddison (7), Ndidi (7), Perez (6), Tielemans (6), Vardy (6). The rating of the substitutes used during the match is as follows: Iheanacho (8), Soumare (7), Daka (6), Albrighton (6), Thomas (6), Dewsbury-Hall (6). Mancity’s ratings are as follows: Steffen (7), Mendy (5), Dias (7), Ake (5), Cancelo (6), Fernandinho (6), Palmer (6), Gundogan (6), Edozie (6), Torres (6), Mahrez (5). The rating of the substitutes used during the match is as follows: Rodri (6), Knight (6), Bernardo Silva (6), Grealish (6). The man of the match is no other person than Harvey Barnes of Leicester City.

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Here is how Leicester claimed the Community Shield

All it takes is for two or more fans to be available in a football game, then comes waves of excitement.

At Wembley, it wasn’t at total capacity, but there was excitement for both sets of fans early on.

With fit-again Barnes seeing a shot in the box blocked, Kasper Schmeichel, and then, less-connivingly Caglar Soyuncu, diverting the ball over the Leicester bar Vardy and Riyad Mahrez trying their luck from a distance.

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