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Manchester United win Community Shield on penalties

August 05, 2007 22:22 IST

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Premier League champions Manchester United beat FA Cup winners Chelsea 3-0 on penalties to win the Community Shield in a shootout on Sunday.

Stalwart Ryan Giggs gave United a 35th minute lead with a sweetly-struck shot but Chelsea's new France [Images] winger Florent Malouda levelled with a fine solo goal on the stroke of halftime.

Neither side created a clear-cut chance after the break, leaving the traditional curtain-raiser for the English top-flight to be settled by a shootout in front of a crowd of more than 80,000 at Wembley.

Wayen Rooney struck the winning penalty to give his side first blood in what is expected to be another season-long battle between the two clubs for domestic honours.

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