2018 FA Community Shield
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The match programme cover
Date5 August 2018
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchSergio Agüero (Manchester City)
RefereeJonathan Moss (West Yorkshire)[1]

The 2018 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 96th FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the title holders of the Premier League and FA Cup. It was contested by Manchester City, champions of the 2017–18 Premier League, and Chelsea, the winners of the 2017–18 FA Cup, at Wembley Stadium in London on 5 August 2018. Manchester City won 2–0, with both goals scored by Sergio Agüero, who was named man of the match for his performance.[2][3]


This was Maurizio Sarri's first competitive match in charge of Chelsea; meanwhile, it was Pep Guardiola's second cup final as the manager of Manchester City, following their victory over Arsenal in the 2018 EFL Cup Final.

Chelsea were looking to win the Community Shield for the first time since 2009, when they beat Manchester United 4–1 on penalties. They had failed to win any of their last four appearances in the competition. Manchester City had won their last two matches at Wembley, both in 2017–18 – beating Arsenal 3–0 in the EFL Cup Final in February and Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 in the league in April; however, they had not won three consecutive matches at Wembley since March 1970.[4]

The two sides faced each other in the Community Shield once previously, in 2012, a match won 3–2 by Manchester City.



Chelsea0–2Manchester City
Report Agüero Goal 13'58'
Manchester City
GK 1 Argentina Willy Caballero
RB 28 Spain César Azpilicueta (c)
CB 2 Germany Antonio Rüdiger
CB 30 Brazil David Luiz
LB 3 Spain Marcos Alonso
CM 4 Spain Cesc Fàbregas Substituted off 60'
CM 5 Italy Jorginho
CM 8 England Ross Barkley
RF 11 Spain Pedro Substituted off 79'
CF 29 Spain Álvaro Morata Substituted off 69'
LF 20 England Callum Hudson-Odoi Substituted off 60'
GK 59 Poland Marcin Bułka
DF 21 Italy Davide Zappacosta
DF 27 Denmark Andreas Christensen
MF 6 England Danny Drinkwater Substituted in 60'
MF 15 Nigeria Victor Moses Substituted in 79'
MF 22 Brazil Willian Substituted in 60'
FW 19 England Tammy Abraham Substituted in 69'
Italy Maurizio Sarri
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GK 1 Chile Claudio Bravo
RB 2 England Kyle Walker
CB 5 England John Stones Substituted off 90+4'
CB 14 France Aymeric Laporte Substituted off 87'
LB 22 France Benjamin Mendy
CM 20 Portugal Bernardo Silva
CM 25 Brazil Fernandinho (c)
CM 47 England Phil Foden Substituted off 75'
RF 26 Algeria Riyad Mahrez Substituted off 68'
CF 10 Argentina Sergio Agüero Substituted off 80'
LF 19 Germany Leroy Sané Substituted off 46'
GK 31 Brazil Ederson
DF 4 Belgium Vincent Kompany Substituted in 80'
DF 30 Argentina Nicolás Otamendi Substituted in 87'
MF 8 Germany İlkay Gündoğan Substituted in 46'
MF 55 Spain Brahim Díaz Substituted in 75'
MF 81 France Claudio Gomes Substituted in 90+4'
FW 33 Brazil Gabriel Jesus Substituted in 68'
Spain Pep Guardiola

Man of the Match:
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

Assistant referees:[5]
Adam Nunn (Wiltshire)
Eddie Smart (West Midlands)
Fourth official:[5]
Paul Tierney (Lancashire)
Reserve assistant referee:[5]
Dan Cook (Hampshire)
Video assistant referee:
Stuart Attwell (West Midlands)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Andrew Halliday (Army)

Match rules[6]

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out (ABBA) if scores level
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of six substitutions


  1. ^ "Jon Moss to referee FA Community Shield between Chelsea and Man City". The FA. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Chelsea 0 Man City 2: as it happened". Guardian. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Chelsea 0 Man City 2". BBC Sport. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Community Shield 2018: When is the game being held and who is playing?". talkSPORT. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Jon Moss to referee FA Community Shield between Chelsea and Man City". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Rules of the Football Association Community Shield" (PDF). TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 6 August 2017.