Sergio Aguero netted a brace as Manchester City defeated Chelsea 2-0 to lift their fifth Community Shield.
City’s record goalscorer reached a landmark 200 goals in Sky Blue after neat assists from Phil Foden and then Bernardo Silva.
Pep Guardiola’s outfit looked hungrier, sharper and fitter than Maurizio Sarri’s men despite the Italian having more first-team players at his disposal for the duration of pre-season.
Aguero’s first came on the 16th minute; his left-footed strike left former blue Willy Caballero helpless after Foden broke into Chelsea’s last line of defence.
Claudio Bravo was well protected in goal as the London side managed just one touch in his box throughout the entire first half.
Just 12 minutes after play resumed for the second 45 minutes, Aguero scored again. Compensating for an earlier gilt-edged opportunity, the Argentine made no mistake in finishing an excellent counter-attack started by defender John Stones.
Guardiola was afforded six substitutes in a hot day at Wembley and the boss used them all, introducing a mix of returning World Cup stars and City starlets.
In what was a comprehensive win for City, we’ve given our player ratings.