Sunday, 9 August 2009

0 Chelsea beat Manchester United on penalty 4-1 to win Community shield

Chelsea beat Manchester United on penalty 4-1 to win FA Community shield
Goalkeeper Petr Cech become Chelsea hero at Wembley community shield match after saving Ryan Gigg’s and Evra’s penalty after the game ended 2-2 in 90 minutes. The 4-1 victory for Chelsea came on Carlo Anceotti’s first big match for Carlo Ancelotti since replacing Guus Hiddink who ended his Chelsea managerial role with FA cup trophy at Wembley stadium.

Manchester United opened the score with a goal from Nani on 10th minute. Chelsea levelled in 52 minutes, thanks to a goal from Ricardo Carvalho who stayed at Chelsea after strong speculation on his move to Inter Milan to join Jose Mourinho.

Controversial Ballack foul and Lampard second goal
Chelsea went ahead in 71 minute, a goal from Frank Lampard. The goal came after Ballack appeared to have elbowed Patrick Evra, but Refferee didn’t stop them and Chelsea didn’t play fair play as Evra was lying injured on the ground. The ball found Didier drogba who slipped the ball to Lampard.

Chelsea dreams were then postponed in 90 minute when Rooney broke clear to level the score 2-2 and take the game to penalty shoot-out.

Quotes
Sir Alex Fergusson
"I asked the referee, he said he thought it was a serious incident, and he thought the player needed treatment, whereas he [Ballack] was up right away.
"Once he has done that, I do not understand why he has not stopped the game when Evra is lying down?

"With a replay you can see Ballack has elbowed the boy, and if the referee had seen it properly, it is a red card.
"The referee is in line with it, and should have at least stopped the game, but he did not.

"Of course, then they went on and scored the second goal. It is hard to blame the Chelsea players, because it is a professional game.

Carlo Ancelotti
"We found it difficult, but we were better in the second half when we put more strength on the pitch. In the end, we deserved to win," Ancelotti said.
"It was an important start to the season and now we have to continue to work and improve.

"I like the mental attitude of the players and the organisation of the club.
"We are now ready to start a very important season and want to do the best.
"This result is important because it proves our possibilities."

On the controversy in the build-up to the second goal, the Chelsea manager said: "The referee can stop the play and also the players can put the ball out.
"However, for sure they did not see Evra down on the pitch, because a Chelsea player would put the ball out if they saw an opponent down."

Penalties
Chelsea FC VS Manchester United
Frank Lampard (pen) 1 - 0
1 - 0 Ryan Giggs (miss)
Michael Ballack (pen) 2 - 0
2 - 1 Michael Carrick (pen)
Didier Drogba (pen) 3 - 1
3 - 1 Patrice Evra (miss)
Salomon Kalou (pen) 4 - 1

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