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Match Highlights: Arsenal 1-1 (4-1 Pens) Manchester City – The FA Community Shield 2023

In an exhilarating Community Shield showdown between last season’s Premier League frontrunners, Arsenal triumphed over Manchester City in a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.

The match showcased remarkable twists and turns, with Cole Palmer’s sublime strike putting City in the lead. However, Arsenal’s resilience prevailed as Leandro Trossard’s late deflected effort equalized the score, sending the match to penalties. Arsenal clinched a 4-1 victory in the shootout, with Fabio Vieira sealing the win, capping off a dramatic comeback.

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Arsenal’s new signings, including Kai Havertz, injected energy into the contest, with Havertz’s efforts denied by City’s goalkeeper, Stefan Ortega. Despite Manchester City’s early dominance and Palmer’s late heroics, Trossard’s unexpected equalizer turned the tide. The victory marks an encouraging start for Arsenal’s Premier League aspirations and underscores their competitive spirit.

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As Manchester City embarks on their Premier League title defense against Burnley, Arsenal’s triumph sets the stage for an enthralling football season. The Community Shield spectacle served as a captivating prelude to the intense competition and exhilarating performances that fans can anticipate in the 2023-24 Premier League campaign.

Watch the full extended match highlights via the video below. 

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Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Arsenal 34 24 5 5 82 26 +56 77
2 Liverpool 34 22 8 4 75 34 +41 74
3 Manchester City 32 22 7 3 76 32 +44 73
4 Aston Villa 34 20 6 8 71 50 +21 66
5 Tottenham Hotspur 32 18 6 8 65 49 +16 60
6 Manchester United 33 16 5 12 51 50 +1 53
7 Newcastle United 33 15 5 13 69 54 +15 50
8 West Ham United 34 13 9 12 54 63 -9 48
9 Chelsea 32 13 8 11 61 57 +4 47
10 AFC Bournemouth 34 12 9 13 49 60 -11 45
11 Brighton & Hov… 32 11 11 10 52 50 +2 44
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 12 7 15 46 54 -8 43
13 Fulham 34 12 6 16 50 54 -4 42
14 Crystal Palace 34 10 9 15 44 56 -12 39
15 Brentford 34 9 8 17 52 59 -7 35
16 Everton 34 11 8 15 36 48 -12 33
17 Nottingham Forest 34 7 9 18 42 60 -18 26
18 Luton Town 34 6 7 21 47 75 -28 25
19 Burnley 34 5 8 21 37 69 -32 23
20 Sheffield United 34 3 7 24 33 92 -59 16
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