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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 August, 2003, 14:16 GMT 15:16 UK
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The players honour a minute's silence and wear black armbands at the Millennium Stadium
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The players honour a minute's silence at the beginning of the match for reserve forward Jimmy Davis and former Blackburn manager Ray Harford, both of whom died on Saturday
Arsenal's Sol Campbell launches a tackle on Man Utd's Nicky Butt
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But it's a stormy start between the two Premiership giants and the referee books a player from each side within two minutes
Mikael Silvestre opens the scoring at the Millennium Stadium
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Man Utd are the first to strike when an unmarked Mikael Silvestre nods the ball into the net to put his side 1-0 up
Man Utd go 1-0 up
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The Man Utd players celebrate their advantage only 15 minutes into the game as the Arsenal defenders are caught out
Thierry Henry celebrates his equaliser just five minutes later
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But Arsenal are quick to react and Thierry Henry takes the honours, curling the ball in from a free kick only five minutes later
Freddie Ljungberg takes a water break in soaring temperatures in Cardiff
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The players take frequent water breaks during the first half, playing in temperatures of 39 degrees on Britain's hottest day ever
Ashley Cole tackles Man Utd's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Two shots on goal from Man Utd's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer late in the first half fail to find their target and the half-time score remains 1-1
Referee Steve Bennett separates Phil Neville and Francis Jeffers
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The second half is equally as bad tempered - Francis Jeffers hits out at Phil Neville, leading to an angry confrontation
Francis Jeffers is shown the red card
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Referee Steve Bennett decides Jeffers is at fault and shows him the red card to reduce Arsenal to ten men for the final 20 minutes
Tim Howard saves Robert Pires' shot on goal
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The match is decided by penalties after a 1-1 full-time score and Man Utd goalie Tim Howard proves the hero when he saves Robert Pires' effort
Tim Howard celebrates Man Utd's win
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New goalkeeper Howard proves an instant hit with the fans as he seals the win for Man Utd over their Premiership rivals
Man Utd captain Roy Keane lifts the Community Shield
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Proud captain Roy Keane lifts the Community Shield as Man Utd grab their first piece of silverware of the new season




COMMUNITY SHIELD 2003

MANCHESTER UTD 1-1 ARSENAL (Man Utd win 4-3 on pens)


VOTE RESULTS
Will Man Utd's win have any bearing on the title race?
Yes
 27.66% 
No
 72.34% 
10193 Votes Cast
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