Manchester City record a flying start to the season with Community Shield victory
Manchester City’s charismatic captain Vincent Kompany has set his sights on a season filled with silverware. The Belgium international, who led Manchester City to their first Premier League title in 44 years, desires a trophy-laden season.
The 26-year-old centre back believes his team has the capability to compete against the best teams in the world. Manchester City grabbed their first trophy of the season by defeating Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield today.
Chelsea, who won the Champions League last season, have improved their squad a lot over the summers. Therefore, defeating them was no easy task. Nonetheless, Manchester City’s ability to thwart Chelsea means that the Eastlands will be competing for the Champions League and Premier League title once again this season.
Manchester City went into a one goal deficit in the first half of the game. Fernando Torres drew first blood with a superb strike in the 40th minute of the game.
The Spaniard’s goal came just moments before Chelsea center back Branislav Ivanovic got the marching orders. Branislav Ivanovic received a red card for a studs up tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov just two minutes after Fernando Torres’ goal.
Manchester City geared up for a strong comeback in the second half of the game. Yaya Toure provided the first goal for Manchester City in the 53rd minute. The Argentinean bad boy Carlos Tevez came up Manchester City’s second goal. Samir Nasri found the back of the net in the 65th minute to take Manchester City to a two-goal lead.
Ryan Bertrand pulled one back for Chelsea, but the Blues weren’t able to score again till the final whistle. The Community Shield matchup also happened to be Roberto Di Matteo’s debut as manager in a competitive game for Chelsea.
When Vincent Kompany was asked to comment on whether Carlos Tevez’s addition and his locker room bust up with manager Roberto Mancini will be in the news again, the Belgian told reporters he “couldn’t care less”.
“I couldn't care less what the headlines say as long as the club wins trophies,” Vincent Kompany said. “We'll celebrate.”
Manchester City starts their Premier League season against Southampton next Sunday. Vincent Kompany believes the League will see an increase in competition this season.
“It's going to be a tough league this year because there's a lot of quality around - as you've seen today. It will be another interesting season again and if we can improve on last season again I'll be very happy,” Vincent Kompany said.