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FA COMMUNITY SHIELD 2021 Match Report. LEI VS MCT

Kelechi Iheanacho steps off the bench to win the game in the final minutes of the Community Shield after £100m Grealish was subbed on for his Man City debut at Wembley.

Kelechi Iheanacho's 89th-minute penalty gave Leicester more Wembley glory as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in the 2021 Community Shield on Saturday.

£100m Grealish came on for his Man City debut on 64 minutes but it was Leicester's sub Iheanacho who made the difference, forcing Ake into a mistake to win the spot-kick and firing home against his former side in front of the Leicester fans, 84 days on from their FA Cup triumph.

Manchester City had their moments too, with Riyad Mahrez passing up several good chances to score against his old club, but despite Grealish's cameo, in which he showed glimpses of his exciting dribbling ability, they were defeated.

Leicester's prize on six of the last seven occasions against city, and while it is unlikely to have a major bearing on how the title race will play out this coming season, it's clear Guardiola's side still have work to do to be ready for their Super Sunday opener with Spurs.

Player ratings

Leicester:

Schmeichel (7), Bertrand (6), Soyuncu (7), Amartey (6), Pereira (7), Barnes (8), Maddison (7), Ndidi (7), Perez (6), Tielemans (6), Vardy (6).

Man City:

Steffen (7), Mendy (5), Dias (7), Ake (5), Cancelo (6), Fernandinho (6), Palmer (6), Gundogan (6), Edozie (6), Torres (6), Mahrez (5).

Wembley wasn't at full capacity but there was excitement for both sets of fans early on, with fit-again Barnes seeing a shot in the box blocked, Schmeichel, and then, less-connivingly Soyuncu, diverting the ball over the Leicester bar, and Vardy and Mahrez trying their luck from distance.

City were inches away themselves immediately after the restart, with Edozie's cross-shot curling just beyond Schmeichel's far post and although Vardy forced Ruben Dias into his third block of the afternoon, it was Pep Guardiola's side on the front foot again as Mahrez clipped a free-kick over and Gundogan drilled high.

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