Iheanacho Late Penalty Wins Community Shield For Leicester

Leicester City have clinched the Community Shield title on Saturday after beating Manchester City 1-0, thanks to a late Kelechi Iheanacho penalty at Wembley.

The game looked to be heading to a penalty shootout, but Iheanacho won a spot-kick off Nathan Ake before slamming the ball home from 12 yards to send the thousands of Leicester fans in attendance into raptures.

The game started at a frenetic pace with chances at either end in an open first half.

The second half was a more cagey affair, though the introduction of Grealish from the bench for his City debut livened up the crowd.

But it was another substitute who proved decisive, with Iheanacho pinching the ball off Ake before being taken out by the City defender, and scoring the resulting penalty to win the game.

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While the Shield is ostensibly a friendly, both managers, Pep Guardiola and Brendan Rodgers made clear this game was one they wanted to win.

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