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Community Shield
Community Shield
Saturday 7 August 2021
Kickoff at 17:15 BST
Wembley Stadium, London HA9 0WS

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All the information you need ahead of our Community Shield clash with Leicester City...

TEAM NEWS

Pep Guardiola has handed 18-year-old Sam Edozie his Manchester City debut against Leicester City in the Community Shield, whilst Jack Grealish is amongst the substitutes.

Fellow Academy graduate Cole Palmer also starts at Wembley Stadium, as Guardiola rewards the two youngsters for their fine form in pre-season and Ferran Torres is included in what is his first game back since returning from his summer break.

CITY XI: Steffen, Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Mendy, Fernandinho (C), Gundogan, Palmer, Mahrez, Edozie, Torres.

SUBS: Carson, Grealish, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Sandler, Couto, Doyle, Gomes, Knight.

LEICESTER XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Amartey, Soyuncu, Bertrand, Ndidi, Tielemans, Perez, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.

SUBS: Ward, Thomas, Benkovic, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Soumare, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Daka.

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When and where

The match gets underway at 5:15pm (UK) at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 7 August.

Supporters living in the UK will be able to follow all of the action on ITV but, for those living elsewhere, our global TV listings at the foot of this page will show how you can tune in.

Alternatively, you can also follow minute-by-minute coverage right here on mancity.com and our official app thanks to our Matchday Centre.

Should you miss the action entirely, or simply want to relive it, then a CITY+ subscription will also entitle you to watch a full-match replay from midnight.

Matchday Live

Formerly known at ‘We’re Not Really Here’, our live show, available on all digital platforms including our Matchday Centre, is guaranteed to get you in the matchday mood.

Viewers can enjoy a bumper guest list for our first competitive match of the season, with former City trio Paul Dickov, Andy Morrison and Richard Dunne in attendance.

Dickov will join Natalie Pike live at Wembley Stadium to drink in the atmosphere while Dunne and Morrison will be back at base with Cel Spellman.

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Matchday Live will provide the same blend of unmissable insight and humour as its predecessor, adding a unique, City-centric perspective to your matchday build-up.

The show gets underway one hour ahead of kick-off at Wembley Stadium, before our experts reconvene at half-time and following the final whistle for a detailed analysis of all the action.

Time permitting, they will also react to the post-match thoughts of Pep Guardiola and some of our City stars.

WATCH: Pep: "I wanted to sign Grealish from the first time I saw him play"

Ticket information

The Club has received an allocation of 26,602 tickets located in the East end of Wembley Stadium.

Qualifying supporters can purchase up to four tickets each for this fixture.

You can find all the information you need, including prices and terms and conditions, by clicking HERE.

WATCH: Grealish: Working with Pep too good to turn down

Last meeting

City moved an incredible 17 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Leicester in our last meeting at the beginning of April.

After having an early strike from Fernandinho ruled out for offside, it took City until the 58th minute to break the Foxes’ resistance, who themselves would have gone second with victory at the King Power Stadium.

The breakthrough came when Rodrigo’s cross eventually fell into the path of Benjamin Mendy who composed himself, cut in on his right foot past the onrushing Marc Albrighton and coolly found the bottom corner of Kasper Schmeichel’s net.

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And it was two with 15 to play; Kevin De Bruyne’s defence-splitting pass releasing Gabriel Jesus who, after playing a one-two inside the area with Raheem Sterling, slid home the game’s final goal.

It was a thoroughly impressive performance against a side pushing for Champions League football, with the result moving City to within 11 points of reclaiming the Premier League title.

WATCH: Leicester 0-2 Manchester City: Extended highlights

Match Officials

Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistant Referees: Ian Hussin, Neil Davies
Video Assistant Referee: Darren England
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes

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