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Published: August 7, 2011
Manchester United came from 2-0 down to beat arch rivals Manchester City in the Community Shield.
United dominated the first half but fell behind when Joleon Lescott scores in 39th mint through David Silva’s free-kick.
Edin Dzeko doubled Manchester City’s lead just before half-time by taking advantage of David de Gea’s hesitancy.
But United responded in the second half, When Chris Smalling reduced the deficit when he turned in Ashley Young’s free-kick in 52nd min and Nani goal level the score in the 55th mint.
But it was Portugal playmaker, Nani who completed 94th-minute winner as a superb comeback by Manchester United as they overcame derby rivals Manchester City to clinch the Community Shield.
Nani said that: “This is united, we all believe until the last minute and the attitude of the lads in the second half was that everyone thought we could score.
“It is good to play against Man City and win like that. I think our fans today will be so proud of us, it is a beautiful day to enjoy.”
Manchester City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov (Clichy 73), De Jong, Yaya Toure, Silva, Milner (Adam Johnson 67), Balotelli (Barry 59), Dzeko. Subs not used: Taylor, Wright-Phillips, Savic, Aguero. Booked: Dzeko, Richards,Yaya Toure, Milner, Kolarov.
Goals: Lescott 38, Dzeko 45.
Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand (Jones 46), Vidic (Evans 46), Evra (Rafael 71), Nani, Carrick (Cleverley 46), Anderson, Young, Rooney, Welbeck (Berbatov 89). Subs not used: Lindegaard, Park. Booked: Anderson, Evra.
Goals: Smalling 52, Nani 58, 90.
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