2016 FA Community Shield

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2016 FA Community Shield
Date7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchEric Bailly (Manchester United)
RefereeCraig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

The 2016 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 94th FA Community Shield, an annual English football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup. The match was contested by 2015–16 FA Cup winners Manchester United, and Leicester City, champions of the 2015–16 Premier League. It was held at Wembley Stadium a week before the Premier League season kicked off. Manchester United won the match 2–1 with goals from Jesse Lingard and Zlatan Ibrahimović, either side of a goal from Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.


Leicester City qualified as champions of the 2015–16 Premier League. They won the title after then-second place Tottenham Hotspur drew 2–2 to Chelsea in Stamford Bridge on 2 May 2016. It was only their second FA Charity/Community Shield, first since 1971, when they defeated Liverpool 1–0. It was also the first time they played as champions/runners–up of either top division league or FA Cup winners, as they played in 1971 as Second Division champions.

Manchester United qualified as winners of the 2015–16 FA Cup. They defeated Crystal Palace 2–1 after extra time on 21 May 2016 to win their 12th title (tying the then-record with Arsenal). It was their 30th FA Charity/Community Shield, winning a record 20.

The previous match between the two sides was a 1–1 draw at Old Trafford on 1 May 2016. Anthony Martial scored for United in the eighth minute, while Leicester captain Wes Morgan equalised nine minutes later.

Manchester United manager José Mourinho returned to the Community Shield for the second straight year, after managing for Chelsea in the 2015 FA Community Shield.[1]



Jesse Lingard opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when he ran and got past three Leicester players before shooting low with his right foot past the onrushing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel who managed to get something on the shot but could not prevent it going into the net.[2] Jamie Vardy made it 1–1 in the 52nd minute when he intercepted Marouane Fellaini's no-look back-pass before rounding David de Gea and slotting the ball low to the net with his left foot.[3] Zlatan Ibrahimović got the winning goal for Manchester United in the 83rd minute when got above Leicester captain Wes Morgan and headed in from six yards out into the right corner off the post after a cross from the right by Antonio Valencia.[4]


Leicester City1–2Manchester United
Vardy Goal 52' Report Lingard Goal 32'
Ibrahimović Goal 83'
Leicester City
Manchester United
GK 1 Denmark Kasper Schmeichel
RB 17 England Danny Simpson Yellow card 40' Substituted off 63'
CB 6 Germany Robert Huth Substituted off 89'
CB 5 Jamaica Wes Morgan (c)
LB 28 Austria Christian Fuchs Substituted off 80'
RM 26 Algeria Riyad Mahrez
CM 10 Wales Andy King Yellow card 55' Substituted off 62'
CM 4 England Danny Drinkwater
LM 11 England Marc Albrighton Substituted off 46'
CF 20 Japan Shinji Okazaki Substituted off 46'
CF 9 England Jamie Vardy Yellow card 75'
GK 21 Germany Ron-Robert Zieler
DF 2 Spain Luis Hernández Substituted in 63'
DF 15 Ghana Jeffrey Schlupp Substituted in 80'
MF 22 England Demarai Gray Substituted in 46'
MF 24 France Nampalys Mendy Substituted in 62'
FW 7 Nigeria Ahmed Musa Substituted in 46'
FW 23 Argentina Leonardo Ulloa Substituted in 89'
Italy Claudio Ranieri
Leicester City vs Manchester United 2016-08-07.svg
GK 1 Spain David de Gea
RB 25 Ecuador Antonio Valencia
CB 3 Ivory Coast Eric Bailly Yellow card 71'
CB 17 Netherlands Daley Blind
LB 23 England Luke Shaw Substituted off 69'
CM 16 England Michael Carrick Substituted off 61'
CM 27 Belgium Marouane Fellaini
RW 14 England Jesse Lingard Substituted off 63'
AM 10 England Wayne Rooney (c) Substituted off 87'
LW 11 France Anthony Martial Substituted off 70'
CF 9 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović
GK 20 Argentina Sergio Romero
DF 5 Argentina Marcos Rojo Substituted in 69'
MF 8 Spain Juan Mata Substituted in 63' Substituted off 90+3'
MF 21 Spain Ander Herrera Substituted in 61'
MF 22 Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan Substituted in 90+3'
MF 28 France Morgan Schneiderlin Substituted in 87'
FW 19 England Marcus Rashford Substituted in 70'
Portugal José Mourinho

Man of the Match:
Eric Bailly (Manchester United)

Assistant referees:
Stephen Child (Kent)
Lee Betts (Norfolk)
Fourth official:
Bobby Madley (West Yorkshire)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to six may be used.


  1. ^ "Leicester 1 Man Utd 2". Guardian. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Community Shield: Leicester City 1 Manchester United 2 as it happened". The 42. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Community Shield: Leicester City 1 Manchester United 2 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic late header wins United's 21st Shield". Telegraph. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Community Shield: Manchester United beat Leicester with Ibrahimovic header". Guardian. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (7 July 2016). "Craig Pawson to take charge of the FA Community Shield". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 3 August 2016.