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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 21 February, 2019


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FT: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd 

Mourinho makes a winning start, but it was a far from convincing performance. Both sides will get much better from here.

We’ll bring you all the reaction throughout the evening.

95 mins: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd 

Long ball into the United box is scrambled clear, but it’s a Leicester corner.

93 mins: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd 

SUB: The substitute is being substituted. Mata is off, there doesn’t seem to be an injury, and Mkhitaryan is on for his debut.

92 mins: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd 

Corner for Leicester with Schmeichel coming forward for it. But it comes to nothing.

90 mins: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd 

Four minutes to be added here.

89 mins: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd 

SUB: They are going for it now Leicester – defender Huth is off for Ulloa, the striker.

88 mins: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd 

SUB: A late change for the winning side, captain Rooney who has played behind Ibrahimovic, is replaced for the more defensive-minded Morgan Schneiderlin.

83 mins: GOAL! Leicester 1-2 Man Utd (Ibrahimovic)

A cross from Valencia who has been up and down the right wing all day, is perfectly floated onto the head of Ibrahimovic, who out muscles Morgan to nod it past Schmeichel.

Leicester City v Manchester United - Community Shield - Wembley Stadium Source: Nick Potts

80 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

SUB: Another sub. Christian Fuchs comes off for Jeffrey Schlupp, who once had a trial at United.

79 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

Off the line! Fellaini wins the header from a Valencia cross, Rooney gets in front of Schmeichel and scoops the ball back to Ibrahimovic, but his tame shot is cleared off the line by Drinkwater.

77 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

Worth noting that if the game finishes level, there is no additional period, we got straight to penalties.

76 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

United getting on the ball a bit more now. Rashford looking a threat coming in from the left.

75 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

A high tackle from Vardy on Juan Mata sees the striker booked.

Leicester City v Manchester United - Community Shield - Wembley Stadium Source: Nick Potts

73 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

Luis Hernandez, the second-half sub, is doing his best Rory Delap impression, I think we may see his long throw being used quite a lot this season.

71 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

Eric Bailly sees yellow for a foul on Jamie Vardy. The resulting free-kick from the left flank only needed a slight touch to get the Premier League winners a second.

70 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

SUB: Luke Shaw off for Marcus Rojo, Marcus Rashford replaces Anthony Martial.

69 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

Rooney has a shot from the edge of the box easily saved. Another quiet game from the England skipper.

68 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

It’s been a really poor second-half from Mourinho’s side, the Tinkerman’s changes have worked a treat.

63 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

SUB: Two new summer signings come on for the Foxes.

Nampalys Mendy, bought as N’Golo Kante’s replacement, comes on for Andy King.

Luis Hernandez replaces former United defender Danny Simpson.

63 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd 

SUB: Juan Mata replaces the injured Jesse Lingard.

Here is that Leicester equaliser:

61 mins: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

SUB: Michael Carrick is replaced by Ander Herrera.

52 mins: GOAL! Leicester 1-1 Man Utd (Vardy)

It’s a rollover party for Vardy. Big mistake by Fellaini, whose back pass is far too short for De Gea, and the onrushing England striker is all too grateful and rounds the Spanish goalkeeper to level the match.

Britain Soccer Community Shield Source: Tim Ireland

46 mins: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd 

SUB: Two changes for the Foxes. Demarai Gray and Ahmed Musa on for Marc Albrighton and Shinji Okazaki – two straight swaps.

HT: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd 

Remember you can contact us via Twitter, Facebook or in the comments section. What have you made of the match so far? Who would you like to see come on?

HT: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd 

Here is the goal that separates the sides.

HT: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd 

We’re at half-time at Wembley. A moment of magic from Lingard is all that separates the sides, we expect (and hope) for better in the second period.

Britain Soccer Community Shield Source: Frank Augstein

41 mins: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd 

Game has gone a bit scrappy. No real intensity to the game, but you’d imagine Mourinho is desperate to get his reign off to a winning start.

32 mins: GOAL! Leicester 0-1 Man Utd (Lingard)

A fine individual goal from the United man. Lingard beats Huth, Morgan and Simpson to fire the ball past the onrushing Schmeichel.

The first official goal of the Mourinho era is the man who scored the winner for United in the FA Cup final.

Leicester City v Manchester United - Community Shield - Wembley Stadium Source: Adam Davy

30 mins: Leicester 0-0 Man Utd 

Very quite opening half for Ibrahimovic. 30 minutes gone, we will be hoping to see more of the Swede as the game progresses.

26 mins: Leicester 0-0 Man Utd 

Great touch and skill from Vardy, but new Manchester United defender Bailly is more than a match for the England striker, and makes a perfectly timed tackle as the Leicester man was heading for goal.

23 mins: Leicester 0-0 Man Utd 

We are midway through the first period and Leicester seem to be applying the same tactics as last season. Soak up the pressure and hit the opponent on the break.

20 mins: Leicester 0-0 Man Utd 

Off the crossbar!  Albrighton’s corner finds the Japanese striker at the near post and his flicked header comes off the United crossbar.

19 mins: Leicester 0-0 Man Utd

Vardy skips a couple of challenges and squares the ball to Okazaki, but his deflected shot is saved by De Gea.

16 mins:  Leicester 0-0 Man Utd

Leicester quite happy to sit back and soak up the pressure from United at the moment. Fellaini has just had a shot on the half-turn fumbled by Schmeichel, but the Dane gathers on the second attempt.

12 mins:  Leicester 0-0 Man Utd

Shaw’s deflected cross reaches Wayne Rooney but his header from the edge of the box is easily gathered by Schmeichel.

10 mins: Leicester 0-0 Man Utd

Anthony Martial takes on Leicester right-back Danny Simpson from the left flank, but his shot hits the side netting.

8 mins: Leicester 0-0 Man Utd

Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks on from the United bench, he doesn’t look very happy to be there.

5 mins:  Leicester 0-0 Man Utd

Jamie Vardy brushes past Eric Bailly but Daley Blind gets across to put in a strong tackle.

Good afternoon. We’re about to kick-off at Wembley as Leicester City and Manchester United officially kick-off the English domestic season.

About the author:

Shane Costello