Manchester City 3 – Chelsea 2 (Community Shield, August 12, 2012) (Alternative highlights & Official FATV highlights.) Fernando Torres had a bruising start as he received a face-full of Yaya Toure’s boot, while new signing Eden Hazard was left red-faced for different reason when a showboat when comically awry. Five minutes before the break Fernando Torres steered Chelsea in front with a neat finish in the box, but the Blues couldn’t finish the half on a high as Branislav Ivanovic was sent off for an ugly takle on Kolarov. Yaya Toure evened up the scores at Villa Park in the 53rd minute, driving low and hard from the edge of the box past Cech. The scores were only level for a brief moment before Carlos Tevez thundered a beauty past Cech to complete the turnaround. The City blitz continued inthe 65th minute as Kolarov’s left wing run was finished in the box by Samir Nasri. against the run of play Chelsea scored a second in the 78th when Pantilimon failed to scoop up a Sturridge shot and Ryan Bertrand bagged the rebound.
Post-match interview: Roberto Mancini.