Leicester win Community Shield 1-0, dampen Grealish’s Man City debut.
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It was a sleepy affair for both sides, especially in the first half, as Leicester played relatively conservatively while a Manchester City squad, which included a number of youths and second-stringers, was unable to make much of a dent in the defense Brendan Rodgers set up. In fact, City’s only real chance in the first half came from a Leicester corner kick which lead to a counterattack at Riyad Mahrez’s feet. He was able to square up the Leicester defense in the box and cut onto his left foot, but his shot was deflected over the bar.
The second half was much the same until the dying minutes. The most excitement was brought by new Manchester City signing Jack Grealish simply stepping onto the pitch. There was one great chance for City, against from a Leicester attacking set piece when Ricardo Periera stepped up and turned the ball over as the last line of defense leading Mahrez to have a relatively free 40 yard run on goal which ultimately Wilfried Ndidi recovered on just enough to force Mahrez to blast over.