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Soccer – FA Community Shield – Manchester City v Manchester United – Wembley Stadium

On This Day in 2011: Nani fires Manchester United to Community Shield success

Nani struck a stoppage-time winner as Manchester United fought back from 2-0 down to beat rivals Manchester City 3-2 in the Community Shield on this day in 2011.

The compelling encounter at Wembley set the tone for a thrilling Premier League season in which the two neighbouring clubs took the battle for the title down to the wire.

City, buoyant from ending a 35-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup the previous season, twice caught fast-starting champions United out early on.

Edin Dzeko (right) scored City's second goal

Edin Dzeko, right, scored City’s second goal (Anthony Devlin/PA)

The sides’ previous meeting had been at Wembley, when City prevailed in the FA Cup semi-finals, and United had seemed determined to put them back in their place.



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