Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Community Shield in new penalty format

Spanish winger Pedro returned to Chelsea training at the club's Cobham facility on Wednesday

He finished well before celebrating with a dive - a reference to his sending-off in the FA Cup final which will see him miss Saturday's Premier League opener with Burnley through suspension.

The game went straight to a penalty shoot-out at the end of 90 minutes.

Cahill, scored for Chelsea to open the shootout, which was based on the ABBA format used in tennis tie-breaks.

The clash was a repeat of May's FA Cup final, which saw Arsenal lift their third cup in four years after a 2-1 victory, which prevented Antonio Conte repeating the success of his Italian compatriot Carlo Ancelotti, who lifted the double in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, in 2010.

That gave Arsenal the initiative and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored before Olivier Giroud netted the decisive penalty.

Club record-signing Lacazette almost opened his account at Wembley when he curled an effort from inside the box following a counter attack but it rattled off the woodwork.

And they then found themselves a man up as Pedro received a deserved red card for a "studs-up" challenge on Mohamed Elneny.

More news: At least 20 killed in blast at Afghanistan mosque
More news: Lots of sun today, humidity increases tomorrow…
More news: Soyuz Lifts US, Russian Astronauts Into Position for ISS Rendezvous

Chelsea failed to add a second while on top and Arsenal worked their way back in to the clash, Granit Xhaka forcing Courtois in to an excellent save with a long-range effort.

We want to find a good balance of the confidence we can get out of this game and the urgency that every Premier League game demands.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez was present as a spectator, as was Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

Elneny fired over soon afterwards as Cahill only half-cleared a Bellerin cross.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had plenty of praise for new signing Sead Kolasinac, as he came off the bench to score the equaliser in the Gunners' Community Shield triumph.

Morata wasted a late chance to win it before the match went to penalties and Arsenal extended their winning record at Wembley.

Related:

  • SRK, Anushka promote 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' in Varanasi

    SRK, Anushka promote 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' in Varanasi

    Our trade expert Akshaye Rathi is of opinion that Jab Harry Met Sejal will earn Rs 50 crore in its first weekend. That puts a lot of pressure on Imtiaz Ali's next, Jab Harry met Sejal , slated for release this Friday.
    3 of 'Grand Theft Auto' gang killed in Russia courthouse shootout

    3 of 'Grand Theft Auto' gang killed in Russia courthouse shootout

    Three members of a gang accused of highway killings in the Russian capital were killed in a Moscow court after a shoot-out. Attorney Sofia Rubasskaya , who witnessed the incident, told RIA Novosti that no fewer than 20 shots had been fired.
    Iran Says US Navy Vessel Fired Warning Shots

    Iran Says US Navy Vessel Fired Warning Shots

    In January, the USS Mahan fired shots toward Iranian fast-attack boats as they neared the destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran pledged to forge ahead with its missile program Saturday.
  • Chipmaker Infineon to supply parts to Tesla Model 3

    Within days of the announcement, the automaker had secured almost 300,000 reservations for its mainstream electric vehicle. Despite Tesla entering " production hell " as he puts it, Musk says he's never felt better about the company.
    Mourinho would love Man United to sign world-class forward, claims insider

    Mourinho would love Man United to sign world-class forward, claims insider

    Manchester United must target Premier League glory this season, according to former Old Trafford favourite Jaap Stam. Mourinho appeared to have been given hope of landing Perisic last week .
    Donald Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russian Federation  over 'election meddling'

    Donald Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russian Federation over 'election meddling'

    A combination photo of Donald Trump Jr . "I'm sure his lawyer was involved, that's how you do it", he said. Trump invited Jared Kushner, his brother-in-law and now a senior adviser at the White House , and Paul J.
  • UN Security Council imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

    UN Security Council imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

    Following its second test on July 28, the US reached a deal on the sanctions with China, the North's top trading partner and ally. The resolution represents "the strongest sanctions ever imposed in response to a ballistic missile test", the statement said.
    Help: Destiny 2 PC and Third-Party Application Feature Compatibility

    Help: Destiny 2 PC and Third-Party Application Feature Compatibility

    Bungie also included some additional tuning into the PC beta after getting feedback on stuff like power ammo and super abilities. Windowed Mode/Borderless Fullscreen does not have these restrictions, and you can use OBS and XSplit here instead.
    Dr. Luke's Legal Team Wants To See Lady Gaga In Court

    Dr. Luke's Legal Team Wants To See Lady Gaga In Court

    Lady Gaga has been a public supporter of her friend Kesha throughout the Tik Tok singer's legal battle against Dr. The court ruled against Kesha in 2016 , and, citing emotional fatigue, she ultimately chose to drop the charges.
  • Europe and US  on a collision course over Iran nuclear deal

    Europe and US on a collision course over Iran nuclear deal

    Among the events which Kim attended in Tehran was a dedication ceremony for North Korea's new embassy in the Iranian capital. The president also serves as second in command to Iran's top general, or amir, when it comes to military decisions.
    Deal resolves Australia pay dispute

    Deal resolves Australia pay dispute

    However, it has been confirmed that the players will receive back-pay once the brand new MoU is completed and signed . Cricket Australia says a deal was struck with the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) on Thursday.
    Speculation over Amit Shah's role in Rajya Sabha

    Speculation over Amit Shah's role in Rajya Sabha

    Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat. The announcement of Amit Shah contesting election was made by union health minister, JP Nadda.

Comments

Latest news

Venezuela: Abducted Mayor Returned to House Arrest, Leopoldo López Remains Imprisoned
He also said that Venezuela's decisions affect Colombia and Colombians, and that democracy is now destroyed in that country. Their supporters call them political prisoners.

Sun and storms at times through the weekend
The airmass will be warm & humid across the area Sunday , and showers and storms will be likely especially in the afternoon. It won't be as high as it was through many days this past week, but definitely back up to about 40 or 50 percent coverage.

Rahul escapes unhurt as alleged BJP men attack his auto in Gujarat
A war of words broke out between the Congress and the BJP over attack on Rahul Gandhi's vehicle in Gujarat's Banaskantha district. BJP has already moved in for the kill and is now totally focused on demolishing the Congress stronghold in Banaskantha.

Man Allegedly Held Woman, Two Children Captive in Home for Years
A friend of the family called authorities and requested they check on their welfare after not hearing from them for some time. The sheriff's office said the victims told deputies that they had not been allowed to leave the home for at least two years.

When Aamir Khan did not want to do Secret Superstar
The film story revolves around a young rising star ( Zaira Waseem) who dreams to become a famous singer. Written and directed by debutant filmmaker Advait Chandan , Secret Superstar has music by Amit Trivedi.

Lawsuit accuses White House of working with Fox News on false story
In a statement Tuesday, Spicer said, "Ed is a longtime supporter of the president's agenda who often appears in the media". Butowsky recently told NPR that he was only kidding about Trump's involvement and told CNN that "the lawsuit is bulls-t".

Sad Oscar victor Casey Affleck: Divorce ends marriage to Summer Phoenix
Many fans and media even speculated that the separation with Summer was caused due to his inclination towards alcohol. They are parents to two sons , Indiana , 13, who was born in May 2004, and Atticus , 9, who was born in January 2008.

Norfolk's Kam Chancellor signs three-year extension with Seahawks
The "Legion of Boom" hit payday early in August, with Kam Chancellor getting a three-year extension from the Seattle Seahawks . This is a good possibility as the veteran safety will be 33 years old at the end of his contract.

Indian shares end at record closing high; SBI top gainer
Among the laggards, Biocon fell 2 percent amidst news report that the USA drug regulator issued form 483 observations. Power Grid, Tata Steel, ONGC , ICICI Bank , Kotak Bank, Infosys, Reliance, Maruti, among others too ended with gains.

Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill
Bob Corker , chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters: "I would guess that he (Trump) will sign it". The White House says Trump supports sanctions on the three countries in question and will review the legislation.

Reince Priebus out as Trump's Chief of Staff
On Thursday, The New Yorker posted an interview with Scaramucci that included a profanity-laced tirade against Priebus. At one point during the call , Mr Scaramucci called Mr Priebus a " f***ing paranoid schizophrenic ".

Reince Priebus, shortest-serving chief of staff in White House history
It was the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, however, that broke the camel's back. Priebus says he offered his resignation after Trump indicated he wanted to go in a different direction.

Priebus says Trump sought a different direction
More than anything, he served as the chief fundraiser for the Republican National Committee, a job he did very well. He was said to be frustrated over an alleged strategy by Mr Trump's lawyers to discredit or curb the investigation.

Apple may skirt iPhone tariffs as Foxconn comes to the US
When President Trump announced the Foxconn deal, he promised it would create a minimum of 3,000 and up to 13,000 jobs over time. The incentives would only be awarded if Foxconn creates the jobs and pays an average yearly wage of almost $54,000.

Iran launches satellite-capable rocket into space
Iranian semi-official media are reporting that Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a satellite into space. A satellite launch was reported in 2015, using a different class of rocket than the one mentioned in Thursday's claim.

Other news