By Phil McNulty
Chief football writer at Wembley Stadium
Chelsea clinched the Community Shield after a series of well-taken penalties
Carlo Ancelotti celebrated the start of his Chelsea reign with silverware as they claimed the Community Shield with victory over Manchester United in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley.
Nani's angled strike gave the Premier League champions an early lead - but Ricardo Carvalho's headed equaliser and a hotly-disputed strike from Frank Lampard looked to have given Chelsea victory.
Wayne Rooney added an extra layer of drama to a highly-entertaining encounter when he slid home a composed finish to level for United with almost the last action of normal time.
United felt justice had been served after they fell behind to Lampard's goal with 20 minutes left, scored with defender Patrice Evra lying injured after he was fouled by Chelsea substitute Michael Ballack, an offence missed by referee Chris Foy.
But Rooney's goal was not to prove the platform for a United victory - with Chelsea delivering an emphatic performance in the spot-kick decider.
Lampard, Ballack and Didier Drogba were on target for Chelsea, while only Michael Carrick scored for United, who saw efforts from Ryan Giggs and Evra saved by Petr Cech - allowing Salomon Kalou to complete the formalities with the decisive penalty.
Chelsea showed familiar resilience to come from behind, as they did to win the FA Cup against Everton at Wembley in May, but United will also take encouragement in defeat, with Rooney demonstrating what an influential figure he will be in the aftermath of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Real Madrid.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson chose to keep his powder dry when it came to his new acquisitions - leaving Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia on the bench.
And it was familiar faces who were prominent early on, with Evra diverting Branislav Ivanovic's close-range effort on to the bar after Lampard's corner caused confusion in the area.
It was a vital intervention, as was proved conclusively when Nani gave United the early advantage with a fine angled finish after 10 minutes. He got the better of Ivanovic, as he did throughout the opening half, but his finish flew close to Chelsea keeper Cech, who had to carry some responsibility for the goal.
Cech made amends for his error with two crucial saves in quick succession, first from Ji-Sung Park after Rooney headed Dimitar Berbatov's cross into his path - and then from the Bulgarian as he raced clear into the Chelsea penalty box.
Chelsea had faded after an encouraging opening, but Nicolas Anelka gave them renewed hope when he fired narrowly wide, although Cech had to excel again to save from Darren Fletcher after he worked a short corner with Nani.
Ancelotti made a predictable change at the interval, replacing the toiling Ivanovic with Jose Bosingwa, and Chelsea were level seven minutes after the restart.
United keeper Ben Foster had endured some uncomfortable moments under the gaze of England coach Fabio Capello, and when he could only punch away Florent Malouda's cross under heavy physical pressure from Drogba, Carvalho was lurking to score with a diving header.
And United suffered a further blow just after the hour when Nani, who had created an excellent impression, went off cradling a shoulder injury and was replaced by summer signing Valencia.
Nani (right) put Man Utd ahead but later picked up a shoulder injury
Chelsea then took the lead in contentious circumstances with 20 minutes left, as United were left questioning both referee Foy and the sportsmanship of Ancelotti's side.
Evra was clearly felled by Ballack, and United felt they should have put the ball out of play as the France defender lay prone on the Wembley turf.
Chelsea played on and United's frustration reached fever pitch when Foster could not keep out Lampard's shot and it squirmed over the line.
United's players surrounded Foy, but their protests were in vain as Chelsea celebrated taking the lead.
Ferguson then made a quartet of substitutions, sending on Owen, Paul Scholes, Giggs and Fabio da Silva for Park, Berbatov, Fletcher and John O'Shea.
It was a move that looked destined for failure until Rooney ran on to an astute pass from Giggs and slipped a composed finish beyond Cech with virtually the last kick of normal time.
But it was only a temporary reprieve as Chelsea performed with much greater assurance than United in the shoot-out to give Ancelotti cause for celebration with his staff and players on the Wembley touchline.
94:20 GOAL - Salomon Kalou:Chelsea 4 - 1 Man Utd Penalty scored by Salomon Kalou. Chelsea 4-1 Man Utd on penalties.
93:31 Placed penalty taken by Patrice Evra saved by Petr Cech.
92:45 GOAL - Didier Drogba:Chelsea 3 - 1 Man Utd Didier Drogba scores a penalty. Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd on penalties.
92:20 GOAL - Michael Carrick:Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd Penalty scored by Michael Carrick. Chelsea 2-1 Man Utd on penalties.
91:38 GOAL - Michael Ballack:Chelsea 2 - 0 Man Utd Penalty scored by Michael Ballack. Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd on penalties.
91:07 Power penalty taken by Ryan Giggs saved by Petr Cech.
90:36 GOAL - Frank Lampard:Chelsea 1 - 0 Man Utd Penalty scored by Frank Lampard. Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd on penalties.
90:00+8:39 The penalty shoot-out is about to start.
90:00+3:26 The referee signals full-time and it's straight to a penalty shoot-out.
Correction - 90:00+1:43 Assist on the goal came from Ryan Giggs.
90:00+1:43 The assist for the goal came from Patrice Evra.
90:00+1:43 GOAL - Wayne Rooney:Chelsea 2 - 2 Man Utd Wayne Rooney grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd.
89:35 Unfair challenge on Deco by Antonio Valencia results in a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the direct free kick. Ricardo Carvalho
challenges Michael Owen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Giggs, save made by Petr
88:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Lampard on Fabio Da Silva. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scholes.
87:16 Foul by Frank Lampard on Fabio Da Silva, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Giggs from right channel.
85:31 Petr Cech takes the free kick.
85:31 Booking Booking for Michael Owen for unsporting behaviour.
85:06 Michael Owen is adjudged to have handled the ball.
83:53 Header on goal by Wayne Rooney from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
82:38 Michael Carrick takes the free kick.
82:38 Substitution (Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Salomon Kalou coming on for Nicolas Anelka.
82:38 Michael Ballack challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick.
82:15 Didier Drogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free
79:25 Jose Bosingwa takes the free kick.
79:25 Booking Booking for Patrice Evra for unsporting behaviour.
79:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Ballack by Patrice Evra.
78:27 Shot by Frank Lampard. Fabio Da Silva gets a block in.
76:40 Substitution Deco comes on in place of Florent Malouda.
75:42 Didier Drogba takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Foster.
74:10 Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
74:10 Substitution Fabio Da Silva on for John O'Shea.
74:10 Substitution Paul Scholes is brought on as a substitute for Darren Fletcher.
74:10 Substitution Michael Owen is brought on as a substitute for Dimitar Berbatov.
74:10 Substitution Ryan Giggs replaces Ji-Sung Park.
74:10 Antonio Valencia challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick.
73:33 Dimitar Berbatov has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Michael Essien.
72:17 Corner taken by Wayne Rooney, Shot by Michael Carrick from 12 yards. Save by Petr Cech.
70:02 Assist on the goal came from Didier Drogba.
70:02 GOAL - Frank Lampard:Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd Frank Lampard finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-1 Man
64:59 Effort on goal by Frank Lampard from 25 yards. Michael Carrick gets a block in.
64:09 Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
64:09 Substitution Mikel goes off and Michael Ballack comes on.
64:09 Antonio Valencia concedes a free kick for a foul on Florent Malouda.
62:57 Effort on goal by Michael Essien from 20 yards. Blocked by Michael Carrick.
61:55 Substitution Antonio Valencia is brought on as a substitute for Luis Nani.
57:03 Effort on goal by Florent Malouda from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
55:59 Ji-Sung Park fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.
55:43 Shot by Nicolas Anelka. Ben Foster makes a brilliant save.
51:50 GOAL - Ricardo Carvalho:Chelsea 1 - 1 Man Utd Ricardo Carvalho scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd.
Correction - 49:23 Wayne Rooney has a drilled shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole.
49:23 Shot from 18 yards from Wayne Rooney. Blocked by Frank Lampard.
48:47 Jose Bosingwa produces a cross, comfortable save by Ben Foster.
48:01 Shot from 20 yards from Didier Drogba. Clearance made by Patrice Evra.
46:18 Darren Fletcher is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Mikel.
45:15 Mikel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luis
Nani from right channel, Didier Drogba makes a clearance.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:01 Substitution Jose Bosingwa replaces Branislav Ivanovic.
45:00+2:08 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
45:00+0:24 Luis Nani decides to take a short corner.
44:40 Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, Ben Foster makes a comfortable save.
44:32 A cross is delivered by Florent Malouda, Jonathan Evans manages to make a clearance.
42:56 Outswinging corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line played to the near post, Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.
41:59 Luis Nani takes a short corner, Darren Fletcher has an effort at goal. Fantastic save by Petr Cech.
40:10 Effort from the edge of the area by Nicolas Anelka goes wide of the right-hand post.
39:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Rooney on John Terry. Ricardo Carvalho restarts play with the free kick.
36:55 The referee blows for offside against Wayne Rooney. Free kick taken by Ricardo Carvalho.
35:46 Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard, free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Carvalho on Ben Foster. Free
kick taken by Ben Foster.
35:30 Nicolas Anelka produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.
30:18 Ashley Cole crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Michael Essien goes over the bar.
28:27 Florent Malouda challenges Darren Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. John O'Shea takes the free kick.
27:24 Florent Malouda produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
26:13 Foul by Dimitar Berbatov on Mikel, free kick awarded. Frank Lampard has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked
by Wayne Rooney.
25:07 Corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line, save made by Petr Cech.
24:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Carrick by Nicolas Anelka. Free kick taken by Darren Fletcher.
23:27 The referee blows for offside against Dimitar Berbatov. John Terry takes the free kick.
22:24 Branislav Ivanovic crosses the ball.
21:19 The ball is swung over by Branislav Ivanovic, save made by Ben Foster.
20:53 John O'Shea challenges Florent Malouda unfairly and gives away a free kick. Florent Malouda takes the free kick.
20:38 Wayne Rooney takes a shot from 30 yards. Blocked by Ricardo Carvalho.
19:53 Luis Nani challenges Michael Essien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.
17:24 Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in.
17:07 Shot by Dimitar Berbatov. Save by Petr Cech.
16:42 Didier Drogba takes a shot from 12 yards. Save made by Ben Foster.
16:02 Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Comfortable save by Petr Cech.
14:05 Luis Nani challenges Branislav Ivanovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
12:54 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luis Nani, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.
12:54 Booking Branislav Ivanovic is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
12:47 Branislav Ivanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrice Evra.
11:41 Branislav Ivanovic challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luis Nani delivers the ball from the free
kick right-footed from left wing.
9:23 GOAL - Luis Nani:Chelsea 0 - 1 Man Utd Luis Nani gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 0-1 Man
8:00 Patrice Evra sends in a cross, save by Petr Cech.
5:55 Ji-Sung Park gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel. Direct free kick taken by John Terry.
Correction - 4:44 Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, Shot by Branislav Ivanovic.
4:44 Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard, Nicolas Anelka takes a shot.
3:10 Booking Dimitar Berbatov is given a yellow card.
2:44 Foul by Darren Fletcher on Mikel, free kick awarded. Mikel takes the free kick.
1:47 Branislav Ivanovic challenges Luis Nani unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luis Nani takes the free kick.
1:34 Effort on goal by Didier Drogba from 25 yards. Brilliant save by Ben Foster.
0:00 The referee gets the match started.
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