Manchester United took the first piece of silverware of the upcoming seaon with a convincing 3-1 victory over title contenders Chelsea with goals from Antonio Valencia, Javier Hernandez & Dimitar Berbatov.
In the first 45 minutes United was the better side, both teams had chances to score but United had the clearer chances. Scholes missed a volley in the early minutes of the 1st half, Valencia should have done better with his chip on Hilario and if Owen was more aware he could have scored a tap in.
Antonio Valencia opened the scoring after Rooney received a lovely ball from Scholes which he then played across to Valencia who slotted the ball home jus before halftime.
Chelsea were pressing in the 2nd half but couldn’t break down the United defense and later went behind from a comedic goal from Hernandez. Valencia played a ball across the goal which he miss hit and the ball came off his face and went into the net. United’s defense fell asleep for a few minutes and let Chelsea back into the game with a goal from Kalou but that was short lived as Dimitar Berbatov put United’s name on the shield after a sublime chip over an on-rushing Hilario.
The Man Of The match Award Was given to Paul Scholes