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Community Shield photos

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp (left) with the FA Cup and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson with the Premier League trophy

Portsmouth won the FA Cup, while Manchester United won the Premier League to set up today's Wembley curtain raiser

(l-r) Manchester United's Ben Foster, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mikael Silvestre, Wayne Rooney and Ji Sung Park

United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney watch from the stands with several team-mates as the game gets underway

FA chief executive Brian Barwick (left) and England manager Fabio Capello

England manager Fabio Capello is also in north-west London and takes his place alongside FA chief Brian Barwick

Portsmouth's Peter Crouch (left) and Manchester United's Gary Neville challenge for the ball

United skipper Gary Neville makes his first start in around 18 months, while Peter Crouch partners Jermain Defoe up front for Pompey

Manchester United's Nani bursts through

Nani makes a couple of impressive forays forward for United in a largely forgettable opening 45 minutes

Pompey keeper David James beats Manchester United's Darren Fletcher to the ball

United have the best of it but Darren Fletcher misses a sitter and is beaten to the ball by Pompey keeper David James in another attack

Manchester United's Carlos Tevez grabs Portsmouth's Hermann Hreidarsson

Carlos Tevez has a shot well saved by James and should have had a penalty after being hauled down by Pompey's Hermann Hreidarsson

Manchester United's Frazier Campbell

Both sides miss chances to win it - substitute Frazier Campbell fires over, while Pompey's Lassana Diarra's free-kick clears the bar

Lassana Diarra misses his penalty

There is no extra time, so it is straight to penalties - Diarra replicates his earlier free-kick to hand United the early advantage

Carlos Tevez celebrates scoring his penalty

Tevez puts United ahead but Defoe levels before Ryan Giggs restores the Red Devils' lead after two penalties apiece

Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar saves from Arnold Mvuemba

Pompey fall further behind when Edwin van der Sar saves from Arnold Mvuemba and Michael Carrick scores to make it 3-1

Portsmouth players are dejected while Manchester United's players celebrate after winning the Community Shield

And when Glen Johnson bangs his must-score penalty into stands, United can celebrate a record 13th victory in the season opener

Manchester United captain Gary Neville lifts the Community Shield

All that is left is for Neville to lead his team-mates up the steps to collect the trophy and medals in front of an approving Ferguson




see also
Man Utd 0-0 Portsmouth
10 Aug 08 |  Football
We deserved victory - Ferguson
10 Aug 08 |  Football
Community Shield as it happened
10 Aug 08 |  Football


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