Man Utd defeat Chelsea in season curtain raiser

A game that started with boos for England’s World Cup flops ended in cheers from the Manchester United contingent as they triumphed 3-1 over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley.
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A game that started with boos for England’s World Cup flops ended in cheers from the Manchester United contingent as they triumphed 3-1 over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley.

Paul Scholes was instrumental throughout with a master-class of passing from midfield.

Wayne Rooney ignored the crowd to set up Antonio Valencia's opening goal, then new signing Javier Hernandez scored after coming on as a half-time substitute.

Chelsea, who found Edwin van der Sar is impressive form, gave themselves hope late-on by halving the deficit through Salomon Kalou.

But another interval substitute, Dimitar Berbatov, coolly lobbed keeper Henrique Hilario to seal the match on the stroke of full time.

CHELSEA

40. Henrique Hilario
19. Paulo Ferreira (79)
2. Branislav Ivanovic
26. John Terry
3. Ashley Cole (79)
5. Michael Essien
8. Frank Lampard
12. Mikel (60)
21. Salomon Kalou
39. Nicolas Anelka (60)
15. Florent Malouda (72)

SUBS
22. Ross Turnbull (GK)
10. Yossi Benayoun (72)
11. Didier Drogba (60)
18. Yuri Zhirkov (79)
23. Daniel Sturridge (60)
38. Patrick Van Aanholt
43. Jeffrey Bruma (79)

MAN UTD

1. Edwin Van der Sar
22. John O'Shea
23. Jonathan Evans
15. Nemanja Vidic
20. Fabio Da Silva (71)
25. Antonio Valencia
18. Paul Scholes (80)
16. Michael Carrick (79)
13. Ji-Sung Park (46)
7. Michael Owen (46)
10. Wayne Rooney (46)

SUBS
29. Tomasz Kuszczak (GK)
9. Dimitar Berbatov (46)
11. Ryan Giggs (79)
12. Chris Smalling (71)
14. Javier Hernandez (46)
17. Luis Nani (46)
24. Darren Fletcher (80)

Scorers:
Chelsea: Kalou 83
Man Utd: Valencia 41, Hernandez 76, Berbatov 90

Attendance: 84,623

Referee: Andre Marriner

 
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