Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (4-1 on penalties): Community Shield - As it happened

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 06, 2017 21:06 IST

FULL TIME: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (Arsenal win 4-1 on penalties)


21:06 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Arsenal won their 15th Community Shield after beating Chelsea in penalties

20:42 (IST)6 AUG 2017

That's it from me today. We'll be back for the UEFA Super Cup in a couple of days. Until then, this is Rohith Nair signing off. So long!

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20:40 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Victor Moses opened the scoring for Chelsea but Sead Kolasinac equalised for Arsenal - both goals coming as a result of a set-piece. In the end, it was the Gunners who triumphed in the penalty shootout as Thibaut Courtois (?) and Alvaro Morata failed to find the back of the net. 

And it's a pre-season treble yet again for Arsenal.

20:37 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Giroud scores! Arsenal win the penalty shootout 4-1 to beat Chelsea in the Community Shield (in the first ever AB-BA penalty shootout). 

20:36 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Arsenal lead 3-1 and Olivier Giroud is up next. Can he win it for Arsenal?

20:36 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Oxlade-Chamberlain next up for Arsenal - SCORES! 

20:35 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Alvaro Morata up next for Chelsea - MISS! It goes wide of Cech's right post. 

20:35 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Courtous up next - MISS! Huge miss! He boots it into the roof of Wembley! What a terrible hit!

20:34 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Nacho Monreal is up next for Arsenal - SCORES! He sends Courtois the wrong way. 

20:33 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Arsenal have two kicks now. First up is Theo Walcott - SCORES! Straight into the top corner! 1-1.

20:33 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Chelsea are going first and Gary Cahill walks up for the first kick - And SCORES! Cech goes the wrong way. 

20:31 (IST)6 AUG 2017

On to penalties then! Arsenal's stand-in captain Petr Cech wins the toss and picks the end with the Arsenal fans behind goal. 

20:30 (IST)6 AUG 2017

We've just seen Mertesacker's face again after his collision with Cahill's elbow. It looks like someone took a butcher knife to his eyebrow! That's one scar that won't fade anytime soon. 

20:28 (IST)6 AUG 2017

20:27 (IST)6 AUG 2017

In case you didn't know, we will see a brand new penalty shootout system at Wembley: Details here

20:27 (IST)6 AUG 2017

FULL TIME: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

We're going to penalties! 

20:24 (IST)6 AUG 2017

92' GOOO... No, just wide! Fabregas floats in a free-kick but Morata's header is just wide of Cech's post. So close! 

20:22 (IST)6 AUG 2017

FIVE minutes added on. Five! 

20:22 (IST)6 AUG 2017

90' Arsenal are struggling to find an opening as Chelsea park the bus. There's nine blue shirts in the box! 

20:19 (IST)6 AUG 2017

88' SUBSTITUTION: Danny Welbeck comes off and Reiss Nelson is on. So Wenger doesn't want Welbeck to take penalties then?

20:17 (IST)6 AUG 2017

85' With five minutes to go and the score tied at 1-1, will we see the AB-BA penalty shootout? There is no extra-time in the Community Shield. 

20:14 (IST)6 AUG 2017

83' SUBSTITUTION: Musonda comes on for Willian.

20:14 (IST)6 AUG 2017

82' Arsenal capitalise on the free-kick and extra man. Xhaka's free-kick is floated in and Sead Kolasinac rises above the rest to head it home past Courtois who was rooted to the spot. 1-1!

20:13 (IST)6 AUG 2017

GOOOAAALLL! Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

20:12 (IST)6 AUG 2017

80' RED CARD! Pedro attempts to stop Elneny in his tracks but ends up stepping on the back of his ankle. His boot was raised and Elneny is in pain. The referee goes into his pocket and pulls out a red card - straight red!

20:10 (IST)6 AUG 2017

78' Morataaa... GOES HIGH! A hopeful cross into the box beats every Arsenal defender and Morata makes the run in from the right. He gets a foot to it form a narrow angle but it's way off target. 

20:07 (IST)6 AUG 2017

76' Xhakaaaaa... SAVE! Xhaka's shot from long-range was travelling! It looked destined for the top corner but Courtois makes a fine dive to his right to deny the Arsenal midfielder. 

20:05 (IST)6 AUG 2017

74' SUBSTITUTION: The moment Chelsea fans have been waiting for - Alvaro Morata comes on for Michy Batshuayi with less than 20 minutes to make an impression. 

20:03 (IST)6 AUG 2017

71' FOUL! Kolasinac again. The man is on a mission to destroy a fellow human being and this time Moses runs into a tree. A Bosnian tree running at him at 50mph. 

20:01 (IST)6 AUG 2017

68' FOUL! Kolasinac barges into Pedro from behind and although he protests his innocence, the referee thinks otherwise. Chelsea have a free-kick and Luiz is standing over it. He doesn't go for goal though - opting to lob it over the wall instead. Nothing comes of it. 

19:58 (IST)6 AUG 2017

66' SUBSTITUTION: Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott come on for Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi. Walcott looks a lot like a certain Leicester City winger all of a sudden - like Theyad Wahrez.

19:56 (IST)6 AUG 2017

65' So close, again! Iwobi almost manages to find Lacazette but a deflection allows Courtois to step up and make the clearance before the French striker can pounce. 

19:55 (IST)6 AUG 2017

63' David Luiz may have taken a knock to his head but he's as alert as ever. With Welbeck through on goal on the left side of the box, he makes a quick tackle to deny the striker a pass or shot on goal.

19:53 (IST)6 AUG 2017

61' OFFSIDE! Elneny almost feeds Lacazette with a quick passing move but the Frenchman is just offside. 

19:51 (IST)6 AUG 2017

59' Arsenal hit back with two attempts on goal. The first was a cross from Bellerin that was just missed by Elneny making the near-post run. Elneny then gets another chance to put the ball in but it swerves dangerously goal-ward and Courtois makes a desperate save. 

19:48 (IST)6 AUG 2017

56' Another collision and TWO Chelsea players are down. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Rob Holding go up for a header and the two Chelsea defenders clash heads. Holding somehow comes out unscathed. 

The physios are on the pitch and the two centre-backs will take time to get back on their feet.

19:46 (IST)6 AUG 2017

54' Kante attempts a cute back-heel that even takes Batshuayi by surprise - who eventually loses possession. A frustrated sigh can be heard from the end with Chelsea fans. 

19:42 (IST)6 AUG 2017

50' WIDE! An Arsenal counter sees the ball fall to Elneny outside the box and he tries to volley it into the top corner with his left foot, But it curls away from goal, much to Chelsea's relief. 

He only scores such stunners at the Camp Nou... 

19:39 (IST)6 AUG 2017

47' That was quick! A Chelsea corner sees the ball initially cleared but headed back into the box by Cahill. While the rest of the Arsenal defence was stepping up, Victor Moses ran through and slotted the ball past a stranded Petr Cech. Moses was onside - no question about it. 

19:37 (IST)6 AUG 2017

GOOOAAALLL! Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

19:37 (IST)6 AUG 2017

PEEP! Arsenal kick things off in the second half. 

19:36 (IST)6 AUG 2017

The players make their way out for the second half (as some terrible music blares over the speakers at Wembley). 

19:22 (IST)6 AUG 2017

PEEP PEEP! HALF-TIME: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

It's been an interesting half. The Gunners got off the blocks quickly and dominated proceedings in the first 20 minutes. But Chelsea have had shots on target to put pressure on Cech.

If the scoreline remains the same after another 45 minutes, we could see the new ABBA penalty shootout. (No, not the Swedish pop group - the shootout format)

19:18 (IST)6 AUG 2017

Three minutes added on in the first half.

19:17 (IST)6 AUG 2017

44' Wow, what was that?! Iwobi gets room to gallop and Chelsea's defence backpedal quickly to get back into the box. The Ox receives the ball and tries to set up Iwobi who dances around three Chelsea players before taking a shot on goal. But it's weak and Courtois makes the save. 

19:14 (IST)6 AUG 2017

41' How about that, Kolasinac drives through Chelsea's midfield with the ball and is let down by Oxlade-Chamberlain who did not catch up. Kolasinac's pass is barely kept in play by the Ox but his cross is without any purpose and Kolasinac doesn't look too pleased. 

19:11 (IST)6 AUG 2017

39' Conte is losing his cool on the touchline. He's probably burned more calories than all his Chelsea players in the first 20 minutes. Combined. 

19:10 (IST)6 AUG 2017

37' PENAL... NO, WAIT. DIVE! It's a dive from Willian! At first glance it looked like Bellerin clipped him in the box but replays showed Willian tripped, clipping his own leg and going down. The protests certainly didn't help and he is booked! 

19:08 (IST)6 AUG 2017

35' YELLOW CARD! Bellerin tries a cute pass past Alonso while he goes around on the other side but Alonso brings him down. The referee books him. 

19:07 (IST)6 AUG 2017

35' SAVE! Pedro runs into the Arsenal box with the ball and fires a shot on goal to Cech's near post but it stings his gloves. That shot was on target. 
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