Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to win Community Shield


Arsenal have beaten Premier League champions Liverpool to clinch the Community Shield at an empty Wembley Stadium.

Community which serves as a curtain raiser for the league resumption was played in front of an empty stadium due to the pandemic Coronavirus crisis that have hit the whole world.

Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued from where he left off when Arsenal played in Wembley against Chelsea as he scored a superb goal and netted the winning penalty in a shootout.

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Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, brought on in stoppage time, hit the crossbar with his penalty – the only one not converted in the shootout.

Aubameyang’s curling strike gave FA Cup winners Arsenal the lead in the first half before Liverpool substitute Takumi Minamino equalised after the break.

Minamino’s flicked pass to Mohamed Salah bounced back kindly for him to slot home from close range.

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There was a quick VAR check for handball by Salah but the replay showed no clear contact.

It is the second year in a row Liverpool have lost on penalties after Manchester City’s victory in 2019.

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