Arsenal beat Liverpool in Community Shield shootout

Arsenal beat Liverpool in Community Shield shootout Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Arsenal’s goalscoring hero once again as they beat Liverpool on penalties to claim the Community Shield after a 1-1...
Arsenal v Liverpool
Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal beat Liverpool in Community Shield shootout

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Arsenal’s goalscoring hero once again as they beat Liverpool on penalties to claim the Community Shield after a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The Gunners‘ star striker scored a brace at Wembley in the FA Cup final at the start of the month and returned to hit the back of the net twice more.

Liverpool started the brighter and thought they’d taken the lead in the seventh minute.

David Luiz unceremoniously brought down Georginio Wijnaldum and Andrew Robertson whipped in the resulting free-kick, with Van Dijk directing past Martinez.

But the offside flag was raised and the video assistant referee ratified the on-field decision following a review.

James Milner screamed in frustration after heading over a Neco Williams cross as the Reds continued brightly, with the irritation only increasing after being hurt by a moment of quality in the 12th minute.

Minamino was rewarded for his efforts in the 73rd minute, however, with the January signing registering his first goal for Liverpool after a scramble in the box.

A VAR check followed amid suggestions of a handball by Salah during the build-up but the goal stood and the full time score was 1-1.

In the shootout, Salah, Reiss Nelson, Fabinho and Maitland-Niles all scored before Rhian Brewster hit the bar.

Brewster had been brought on by Klopp in the dying moments of the game, seemingly only for the purpose of taking a penalty.

Cedric, Minamino, David Luiz and Curtis Jones then all found the net, leaving it up to Aubameyang.

The result was never in doubt though, as the Gabonese star fired home with no hesitation to claim the silverware for Arsenal.

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