Liverpool beat Man City, lift first Community Shield in 16 years

Liverpool beat Man City, lift first Community Shield in 16 years

Liverpool beat defending Premier League Champions, 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening to lift the Community Shield for the first time in 16 years.

Both sides' new statement signings Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez were on display in the first competitive game in England but it was the Uruguayan who stole the headlines with his two-goal contribution.

The Reds got off to a good start by drawing the first blood through Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 21st minute but City's new boy, Julián Álvarez, announced his EPL arrival with a 70th-minute equaliser which was almost ruled out, thanks to the VAR.

Super-sub, Nunez, who was introduced in the second half was instrumental as Jurgen Klopp's side regained the lead 13 minutes later by winning The Reds a penalty after his header, which although appeared to be off target, hit the hand of City's skipper, Dias.

Mohamed Salah who extended his stay at Anfield after signing a new contract converted the spot kick to restore Liverpool's lead.

Núñez wrapped up the scoring (90+4') to make it 3-1 as Pep Guardiola's men watch the trophy slip off their grip for the second consecutive time.

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