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Liverpool beats Man City 3-1 for Community Shield

London, Darwin Nunez shaded Erling Haaland in their first matchup by scoring Liverpool’s final goal as it beat Manchester City 3-1 in the Community Shield on Saturday.

City, last season’s English Premier League champion, and Liverpool, the FA and League Cup winner, paraded their big summer signings at King Power Stadium in Leicester but it was the Uruguay international who upstaged City’s Haaland.

Nunez came off the bench in the 59th minute with the score at 1-1 and his aerial presence won the late penalty from which Mohamed Salah put Liverpool in front for a second time, said AP.

But the former Benfica striker, having earlier been denied a goal by City goalkeeper Ederson, was not finished there and stooped to head home his first for the Reds in domestic competition in added time.

One new City signing did make his mark — former River Plate forward Julian Alvarez coming off the bench to cancel out Trent Alexander-Arnold’s opener — but the focus was really on the big men up top.

Source: Bahrain News Agency