Darwin Nunez scored on debut as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 to lift the 2022-23 Community Shield, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
The game started with many expectations from both managers, who fielded their best teams, knowing there was a title involved.
Manchester City gave Erling Haaland his first competitive start in a game that saw him struggling to make headways as the match progressed between both teams.
Liverpool had to wait until the 21st minute to score the opening goal, which came through Trent Alexander Arnold, who beautifully struck the ball, beating the goalkeeper to make it 1-0.
The game progresses with more opportunities, with both teams looking to change the scoreline, which didn’t change despite all their efforts.
The first half ended with Liverpool taking a narrow 1-0 lead into the break against Manchester City after an impressive 45 minutes of football played between them for the day.
Second Half Report
The second half was much better as the goals came in more from both teams who could make something happen from their end.
Liverpool maintained composure as they kept their lead intact while they pushed forward, hoping to make something more happen in the clash, which was heating up so badly.
Manchester City leveled things in the 70th minute of the encounter after a good build-up, which led to new signing Julian Alvarez beating the goalkeeper to make the scoreline 1-1.
The game was evenly balanced, with a lot happening until a rash tackle saw a penalty being awarded; Mohamed Salah took responsibility for it and scored to restore the advantage to 2-1 in the 83rd minute.
The match was far from over as new signing Darwin Nunez came in from the bench to score a late beauty in the 90th minute plus added time which further increased the advantage to 3-1.
The encounter ended with Liverpool claiming a 3-1 win against Manchester City to lift the 2022-23 Community Shield after a fantastic match that wasn’t so easy.
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