2007 FA Community Shield

The 2007 FA Community Shield (also known as The FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonald's for sponsorship reasons) was the 85th staging of the FA Community Shield, an annual football match played between the reigning Premier League champions and FA Cup winners. The match was played on 5 August 2007 between 2006–07 FA Premier League champions Manchester United and 2006–07 FA Cup winners Chelsea. Manchester United won the game 3–0 on penalties, after the match finished 1–1. Ryan Giggs opened the scoring in the 35th minute, before Florent Malouda equalised just before half-time.

The match then went to penalties, in which Chelsea went first. Edwin van der Sar saved Chelsea's first three penalties, leaving Wayne Rooney with the chance to win the match for United.

It was the first Community Shield match to be played at the new Wembley Stadium. Manchester United and Chelsea also contested the last Community Shield (then the Charity Shield) to be played at the old Wembley in 2000, with Chelsea winning the match 2–0.

2007 FA Community Shield
2007 Community Shield programme
Match programme cover
Chelsea Manchester United
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Manchester United won 3–0 on penalties
Date5 August 2007
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchAshley Cole (Chelsea)
RefereeMark Halsey (Lancashire)
27 °C (81 °F)[1]

Match details

Chelsea1–1Manchester United
Malouda Goal 45' Report Giggs Goal 35'
Pizarro Penalty missed
Lampard Penalty missed
Wright-Phillips Penalty missed
0–3 Penalty scored Ferdinand
Penalty scored Carrick
Penalty scored Rooney
Manchester United
GK 1 Czech Republic Petr Čech
RB 2 England Glen Johnson Substituted off 78'
CB 6 Portugal Ricardo Carvalho Yellow card 63'
CB 22 Israel Tal Ben Haim Yellow card 33'
LB 3 England Ashley Cole Substituted off 68'
DM 5 Ghana Michael Essien
CM 12 Nigeria John Obi Mikel Yellow card 90+1'
CM 8 England Frank Lampard (c)
RW 24 England Shaun Wright-Phillips
LW 15 France Florent Malouda Substituted off 52'
CF 10 England Joe Cole Substituted off 82'
GK 23 Italy Carlo Cudicini
GK 40 Portugal Hilário
DF 39 England Harry Worley
MF 9 England Steve Sidwell Substituted in 78'
MF 19 France Lassana Diarra Substituted in 68'
FW 14 Peru Claudio Pizarro Substituted in 52'
FW 17 England Scott Sinclair Substituted in 82'
Portugal José Mourinho
Chelsea vs Man Utd 2007-08-05
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
RB 6 England Wes Brown
CB 5 England Rio Ferdinand
CB 15 Serbia Nemanja Vidić
LB 27 France Mikaël Silvestre Substituted off 68'
RM 7 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
CM 22 Republic of Ireland John O'Shea
CM 16 England Michael Carrick
LM 3 France Patrice Evra
SS 11 Wales Ryan Giggs (c) Substituted off 81'
CF 10 England Wayne Rooney Yellow card 45+3'
GK 29 Poland Tomasz Kuszczak
DF 19 Spain Gerard Piqué
DF 26 England Phil Bardsley
MF 17 Portugal Nani Substituted in 68'
MF 24 Scotland Darren Fletcher Substituted in 81'
MF 30 England Lee Martin
MF 33 England Chris Eagles
Scotland Sir Alex Ferguson

Man of the match

Match officials

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of six substitutions.

Match statistics

First half

Statistic Chelsea Manchester United
Total shots 3 6
Shots on target 2 2
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 1 3
Fouls committed 8 9
Offsides 1 0
Yellow cards 1 1
Red cards 0 0

Second half

Statistic Chelsea Manchester United
Total shots 2 4
Shots on target 0 2
Ball possession 50% 50%
Corner kicks 4 5
Fouls committed 6 6
Offsides 2 1
Yellow cards 2 0
Red cards 0 0


Statistic Chelsea Manchester United
Total shots 5 10
Shots on target 2 4
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 5 8
Fouls committed 14 15
Offsides 3 1
Yellow cards 3 1
Red cards 0 0



  1. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGLL/2007/8/5/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  2. ^ a b c d "Halsey appointed". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  3. ^ Mawhinney, Stuart (5 August 2007). "United win on penalties". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  4. ^ "2007 FA Community Shield". FA Community Shield. 5 August 2007. Sky Sports.

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2006–07 in English football

The 2006–07 season was the 127th season of competitive association football in England.

2007–08 Manchester United F.C. season

The 2007–08 season was Manchester United's 16th season in the Premier League, and their 33rd consecutive season in the top division of English football. The season was regarded as a success; despite the team's slow start in the league, they won their 10th Premier League title (their 17th top division title overall, just one behind Liverpool's then record of 18) and beat Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final to claim the European Double.

Although they won the 2007 FA Community Shield against Chelsea, the club was not as successful in the domestic cup competitions, losing to eventual FA Cup winners Portsmouth in the Sixth Round, and losing to Coventry City in the Third Round of the League Cup.

In February 2008, the club commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, as a result of which eight United players and three members of the coaching staff lost their lives. The club held a memorial service at Old Trafford on 6 February 2008, renaming the tunnel under the South Stand as the "Munich Tunnel". This was followed on 10 February by the Manchester derby. United took to the field in a retro kit reminiscent of the kit worn by the 1958 team, abandoning squad numbers in favour of a 1–11 numbering system.

United's players were also successful on an individual level in the 2007–08 season, with three players in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, while Cristiano Ronaldo picked up six individual awards, including the Premier League Golden Boot for his 31 league goals.

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