2008 FA Community Shield

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2008 FA Community Shield
2008 Community Shield programme.jpg
Match programme cover
EventFA Community Shield
Manchester United won 3–1 on penalties
Date10 August 2008
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereePeter Walton
20 °C (68 °F)[1]

The 2008 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 86th staging of the FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the reigning Premier League champions and FA Cup winners. The match was played on 10 August 2008 between 2007–08 Premier League champions Manchester United and 2007–08 FA Cup winners Portsmouth as the "curtain-raiser" to the 2008–09 English football season.[2] The match marked the 100th year since the first Charity Shield, also won by Manchester United after a replay in August 1908.

Manchester United won the game 3–1 on penalties, after the match finished 0–0 after 90 minutes; the Community Shield no longer plays extra time if the teams are level at the end of normal time.[3][4]

The match was the second meeting between the two teams in the space of two weeks, after they had played each other in a friendly in Nigeria on 27 July 2008. It was also the first Community Shield since 1996 to feature a team from outside the big four of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. With this Community Shield title, United extended their record number of wins in the competition to 13 (17 including shared titles).

Match details[edit]

Manchester United
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 England Gary Neville (c) Yellow card 61' Substituted off 66'
CB 5 England Rio Ferdinand
CB 15 Serbia Nemanja Vidić Yellow card 45'
LB 3 France Patrice Evra
RM 24 Scotland Darren Fletcher
CM 18 England Paul Scholes
CM 22 Republic of Ireland John O'Shea Substituted off 66'
LM 17 Portugal Nani Substituted off 79'
SS 11 Wales Ryan Giggs
CF 32 Argentina Carlos Tevez
GK 29 Poland Tomasz Kuszczak
DF 6 England Wes Brown Substituted in 66'
DF 21 Brazil Rafael
DF 23 Northern Ireland Jonny Evans
MF 16 England Michael Carrick Substituted in 66'
MF 34 Brazil Rodrigo Possebon
FW 31 England Fraizer Campbell Substituted in 79'
Scotland Sir Alex Ferguson
Man Utd vs Portsmouth 2008-08-10.svg
GK 1 England David James
RB 5 England Glen Johnson
CB 15 France Sylvain Distin Yellow card 37'
CB 23 England Sol Campbell (c)
LB 7 Iceland Hermann Hreiðarsson Substituted off 79'
RM 8 Senegal Papa Bouba Diop
CM 30 Portugal Pedro Mendes Substituted off 75'
CM 6 France Lassana Diarra
LM 19 Croatia Niko Kranjčar Substituted off 60'
CF 9 England Peter Crouch
CF 14 England Jermain Defoe
GK 21 England Jamie Ashdown
DF 4 Cameroon Lauren Substituted in 79'
DF 20 England Martin Cranie
DF 32 Mali Djimi Traoré
MF 18 France Arnold Mvuemba Substituted in 75'
FW 17 Nigeria John Utaka Substituted in 60'
FW 26 Israel Ben Sahar
England Harry Redknapp

Match officials

Man of the match

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of 6 substitutions.

See also[edit]


A. ^ Mark Clattenburg was originally appointed as the match referee,[5] but he was suspended over allegations of debt and replaced by Peter Walton.[6]


  1. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGLL/2008/8/10/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  2. ^ "The FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonald's". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 27 February 2009. Archived from the original on 26 March 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Man Utd 0-0 Portsmouth (Man Utd win 3-1 on penalties)". BBC Sport. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Manchester United retain Community Shield beating Portsmouth on penalties". Daily Telegraph. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Shield referee confirmed". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 23 June 2008. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Ref Clattenburg hit by suspension". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2008.