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Manchester City Wins The Community Shield Beating Chelsea 2-0

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| August 6 , 2018 , 16:43 IST

The English season got off to a familiar start as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero struck twice, registering his 200th goal for the club while Manchester went on to beat Chelsea with a scoreline of 2-0 to claim the Community Shield for the fifth time at Wembley on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero scored twice, first after 13 minutes when Phil Foden filling in admirably for Kevin De Bruyne, burst forward to find the Argentine, who wrong-footed defender Antonio Rudiger with a low shot.

'Man of the Match' Aguero scored his second from a Bernardo Silva pass after the interval but missed three clear chances, twice he shot wide and then one foiled by a fine Willy Caballero save.

Sergio's double strike was enough to assure the Community Shield for the Manchester on Sunday.

Speaking to media Manchester city manager Pep Guardiola said, "Sergio was so sharp, so good, Last season he had an operation on his knee. Now he feels free. He scored two goals, could have scored five, made chances."

Guardiola also said that he had not yet worked properly with his players, and spent the week concentrating on tactics rather than hard physical preparation.

Manchester is favourites to defend the title after becoming the 1st English team to secure 100 points last season.

In the absence of Eden Hazard, who still resting after the World, Chelsea revealed a precocious talent on their own in the form of Callum Hudson-Odoi.