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Manchester City win Community Shield

Three goals in 12 second-half minutes seals victory against 10-man Chelsea

Yaya Toure celebrates after scoring Manchester City's equaliser

Manchester City got their season off to a winning start by coming from behind to overcome Chelsea 3-2 and claim the FA Community Shield.

Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri struck in 12 second-half minutes as the Barclays Premier League champions recovered from falling behind to Fernando Torres's first-half opener at Villa Park.

Though Chelsea pulled a goal back late on through Ryan Bertrand, the Blues struggled to recover from the dismissal of Branislav Ivanovic three minutes before half-time.

"I'm very happy because Carlos, this year, worked very well in pre-season," said City manager Roberto Mancini. "His form is better than last year and, also, because I think this year he wants to play football.

Key Points

  • Manchester City seal 3-2 victory against Chelsea at Villa Park
  • Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri strike after Branislav Ivanovic is sent off
  • City defender Micah Richards ruled out for a month with an ankle injury