2011 FA Community Shield

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2011 FA Community Shield
2011 Community Shield programme.jpg
The match programme cover
Date7 August 2011
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchNani (Manchester United)
RefereePhil Dowd (Staffordshire)[1]
16 °C (61 °F)[2]

The 2011 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 89th FA Community Shield, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The match was the 160th Manchester derby between Manchester United and Manchester City and played at Wembley Stadium, London, on 7 August 2011.[3] Manchester United won the game 3–2, with goals from Chris Smalling and Nani (2), after Joleon Lescott and Edin Džeko had put City 2–0 up at half-time.[4]

Manchester United qualified to take part for the fifth consecutive year by winning the 2010–11 Premier League title and Manchester City qualified by winning the 2010–11 FA Cup. United successfully defended the shield to win it for the fourth time in five years, having beaten Chelsea 3–1 in the 2010 match.


The two teams lining up for the national anthem

This was only the second occasion the two teams had met in the competition, with the first being the 1956 FA Charity Shield, which United won 1–0. Both teams secured their place in the 2011 Community Shield on the same day, 14 May 2011, when United clinched the 2010–11 Premier League title with a 1–1 draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park and City beating Stoke City 1–0 later in the day in the 2011 FA Cup Final.

Match details[edit]

Manchester City2–3Manchester United
Lescott Goal 38'
Džeko Goal 45+1'
Report Smalling Goal 52'
Nani Goal 58'90+4'
Attendance: 77,169
Manchester City
Manchester United
GK 25 England Joe Hart
RB 2 England Micah Richards Yellow card 22'
CB 4 Belgium Vincent Kompany (c)
CB 6 England Joleon Lescott
LB 13 Serbia Aleksandar Kolarov Yellow card 60' Substituted off 73'
CM 34 Netherlands Nigel de Jong
CM 7 England James Milner Yellow card 55' Substituted off 67'
AM 42 Ivory Coast Yaya Touré Yellow card 34'
RW 21 Spain David Silva
LW 45 Italy Mario Balotelli Substituted off 59'
CF 10 Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Yellow card 19'
GK 12 England Stuart Taylor
DF 15 Montenegro Stefan Savić
DF 22 France Gaël Clichy Substituted in 73'
MF 8 England Shaun Wright-Phillips
MF 11 England Adam Johnson Substituted in 67'
MF 18 England Gareth Barry Substituted in 59'
FW 16 Argentina Sergio Agüero
Italy Roberto Mancini
Man City vs Man Utd 2011-08-07.svg
GK 1 Spain David de Gea
RB 12 England Chris Smalling
CB 5 England Rio Ferdinand Substituted off 46'
CB 15 Serbia Nemanja Vidić (c) Substituted off 46'
LB 3 France Patrice Evra Yellow card 40' Substituted off 71'
RM 17 Portugal Nani
CM 16 England Michael Carrick Substituted off 46'
CM 8 Brazil Anderson Yellow card 19'
LM 18 England Ashley Young
CF 10 England Wayne Rooney
CF 19 England Danny Welbeck Substituted off 89'
GK 34 Denmark Anders Lindegaard
DF 4 England Phil Jones Substituted in 46'
DF 21 Brazil Rafael Substituted in 71'
DF 23 Northern Ireland Jonny Evans Substituted in 46'
MF 13 South Korea Park Ji-sung
MF 35 England Tom Cleverley Substituted in 46'
FW 9 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Substituted in 89'
Scotland Sir Alex Ferguson
Man of the match
Match officials
Match rules
  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level after 90 minutes
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of six substitutions


City United
Total shots 8 21
Shots on target 6 12
Ball possession 44% 56%
Corner kicks 8 7
Fouls committed 14 11
Offsides 2 1
Yellow cards 5 2
Red cards 0 0

Source: BBC Sport[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dowd to referee Community Shield". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGLL/2011/8/7/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  3. ^ "The FA Community Shield 2011". Wembley Stadium. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b Bevan, Chris (7 August 2011). "Man City 2–3 Man Utd". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  5. ^ Mawhinney, Stuart (7 August 2011). "United take the spoils in Shield classic". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 7 August 2011.