Sunday, 2 August 2015

Arsenal Stuns Community Shield.

A superb goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secured a 1-0 win for Arsenal against Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley, ensuring Arsene Wenger finally beat a Jose Mourinho team at the 14th attempt.

In the traditional season curtain-raiser, FA Cup holders Arsenal ground out the triumph against Premier League champions Chelsea, as goalkeeper Petr Cech recorded a clean sheet against his former club.
Arsenal took the lead on 24 minutes when Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up Theo Walcott's pass on the right-hand side, cut on to his left foot and powered a shot into the far corner beyond the reach of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea came close to levelling before the break as Loic Remy stood up a cross that was met by the head of Ramires, but the Brazilian's effort from close range was off target when he should have done better.
Mourinho brought on summer signing Radamel Falcao at half-time in a bid to find a breakthrough, which almost came when Cesc Fabregas slid a wonderful pass to Eden Hazard only for the Belgium international to blaze over the crossbar.
Ex-Chelsea keeper Cech made a fine save to deny an Oscar free kick in the 69th minute, before Olivier Giroud, on for Walcott, could not keep his shot underneath the bar.
The Blues enjoyed the majority of the possession for the remainder of the match but could not find a way past the Arsenal defence and Cech, as the Gunners retained the trophy they lifted last summer against Manchester City.


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