2023 FA Community Shield

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2023 FA Community Shield
The match programme cover
Arsenal won 4–1 on penalties
Date6 August 2023
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchLeandro Trossard (Arsenal)
RefereeStuart Attwell (Birmingham)

The 2023 FA Community Shield was the 101st FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. It took place at Wembley Stadium on 6 August 2023. As Manchester City won both the 2022–23 Premier League and the 2022–23 FA Cup, their opponents were the Premier League runners-up, Arsenal.

Arsenal won 4–1 on penalties after a 1–1 draw within 90 minutes. This was Arsenal's first competitive trophy since winning the 2020 FA Community Shield, making City only the second club to lose three Community Shield matches in a row and the first since cross-city rival Manchester United's four between 1998 and 2001. Arsenal also became the first Community Shield winners who was not the title holders of the league or FA Cup since United in 2010.

The match was initially planned to kick-off at 17:30 BST, however this was met with criticism from Manchester City fans who complained about its possible disruption to travelling to the match. Therefore, The Football Association moved kick-off to 16:00 instead on the same day. The match was televised live on ITV1 and ITVX.

Liverpool were the defending champions, but they did not qualify for this edition, having failed to win either the Premier League or FA Cup.


Wembley Stadium in London hosted the match

Manchester City qualified for the 2023 FA Community Shield as winners of the 2022–23 Premier League. The club later faced local rivals Manchester United in the 2023 FA Cup final, on course to complete a continental treble. Manchester City defeated Erik ten Hag's side to win their seventh FA Cup and as a result, Arsenal qualified for the 2023 FA Community Shield as Premier League runners-up. This was a rematch of the 1934 FA Charity Shield and 2014 FA Community Shield, which Arsenal won 4–0 and 3–0, respectively.

Arsenal were the home team of the match. The match returned to the home of English football in its 100th anniversary year after the 2022 edition was re-located to Leicester City's King Power Stadium due to the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final.



In the 77th minute, Cole Palmer put Manchester City into the lead after he received the ball on the right-hand side and then cut inside before curling a left-footed shot from just inside the penalty area into the left-hand corner of the net past Aaron Ramsdale. Leandro Trossard equalised for Arsenal in the 11th minute of stoppage time, after he tried an effort from just inside the penalty area which took a heavy deflection off defender Manuel Akanji which wrong-footed goalkeeper Stefan Ortega and ended up in the back of the net to make it 1–1 late on and send the match to a penalty shoot-out. Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri both missed their penalties, which led to Fábio Vieira scoring the winning penalty in the top left corner for Arsenal to win their fifth Community Shield in ten years.


6 August 2023 (2023-08-06)16:00 BST
Arsenal1–1Manchester City
Wembley Stadium, LondonAttendance: 81,145Referee: Stuart Attwell (Birmingham)
Arsenal Manchester City
GK 1 England Aaron Ramsdale
RB 4 England Ben White
CB 2 France William Saliba
CB 6 Brazil Gabriel Magalhães Yellow card 66' downward-facing red arrow 87'
LB 12 Netherlands Jurriën Timber downward-facing red arrow 76'
CM 41 England Declan Rice downward-facing red arrow 81'
CM 5 Ghana Thomas Partey Yellow card 8'
RW 7 England Bukayo Saka
AM 8 Norway Martin Ødegaard (c)
LW 11 Brazil Gabriel Martinelli downward-facing red arrow 75'
CF 29 Germany Kai Havertz Yellow card 27' downward-facing red arrow 87'
GK 30 United States Matt Turner
DF 3 Scotland Kieran Tierney upward-facing green arrow 76'
DF 15 Poland Jakub Kiwior
DF 16 England Rob Holding
DF 18 Japan Takehiro Tomiyasu
MF 10 England Emile Smith Rowe upward-facing green arrow 87'
MF 21 Portugal Fábio Vieira upward-facing green arrow 87'
FW 14 England Eddie Nketiah upward-facing green arrow 81'
FW 19 Belgium Leandro Trossard upward-facing green arrow 75'
Spain Mikel Arteta Yellow card 17'
GK 18 Germany Stefan Ortega
RB 2 England Kyle Walker (c)
CB 5 England John Stones
CB 3 Portugal Rúben Dias
LB 25 Switzerland Manuel Akanji
CM 16 Spain Rodri
CM 8 Croatia Mateo Kovačić downward-facing red arrow 64'
RW 20 Portugal Bernardo Silva
AM 19 Argentina Julián Álvarez Yellow card 31'
LW 10 England Jack Grealish downward-facing red arrow 58'
CF 9 Norway Erling Haaland downward-facing red arrow 64'
GK 31 Brazil Ederson
DF 14 Spain Aymeric Laporte
DF 21 Spain Sergio Gómez
DF 82 England Rico Lewis
MF 4 England Kalvin Phillips
MF 17 Belgium Kevin De Bruyne upward-facing green arrow 64'
MF 47 England Phil Foden upward-facing green arrow 58'
MF 80 England Cole Palmer upward-facing green arrow 64'
MF 87 England James McAtee
Spain Pep Guardiola

Man of the Match:
Leandro Trossard (Arsenal)

Assistant referees:
Tim Wood (Gloucestershire)
Dan Robathan (Norfolk)
Fourth official:
John Brooks (Leicestershire)
Reserve assistant referee:
Steve Meredith (Nottinghamshire)
Video assistant referee:
Michael Salisbury (Lancashire)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Neil Davies (London)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Nine named substitutes, of which six may be used


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