Man City win Community Shield
Manchester City and Liverpool went head-to-head on Sunday, for the first available piece of silverware in the English 2019/20 season.
As well as the league, FA Cup and League Cup, Man City won the Community Shield last season, and were looking to retain the trophy.
City’s day got off to an excellent start, as Raheem Sterling put them in front inside 12 minutes.
Joel Matip leveled things up for Liverpool in the second-half, with the score having been locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
City then beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties, with Gabriel Jesus scoring the winning penalty:
Jesus wins it for Man City!
Pep Guardiola draws first blood against Liverpool with victory at Wembley! pic.twitter.com/u6MM2O7vAr
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 4, 2019
Pep on Maguire
After the game, Pep Guardiola was asked about Harry Maguire.
Maguire was spotted in Manchester on Sunday ahead of a move to Manchester United, which the Evening Standard state will cost £80m, a world-record fee for a defender.
Harry Maguire is in Manchester as he edges closer to his world-record move to Manchester United
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 4, 2019
When speaking about Maguire, Guardiola confirmed that City were interested in the centre-back, but could not afford him:
“Maguire is an excellent, top class player.
“We were interested, but we could not afford it. United can afford it.
“He made an incredible World Cup. He’s strong in the air, good build-up, he’s so fast playing the ball forward.
“He has all the qualities to work for United. Congratulations to United.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.