The 2021/22 football season gets underway today with the traditional season-opening fixture, the FA Community Shield, between Leicester City and Manchester city.
The Community Shield will see Nigerian stars and DStv ambassadors, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho play for the FA Cup champions, Leicester city, as they face Premier League champions, Manchester City, at the Wembley Stadium in London. The match is scheduled for 5:15pm live on SuperSport Premier League (DStv channel 203) and SuperSport Football (DStv channel 205 & GOtv channel 31).
Following their UEFA Champions League disappointment at the back end of last season, Manchester City will be looking to make a major statement of intent in this clash, though Leicester City are a rising force and their FA Cup triumph could be a foundation upon which they build a powerful, title-contending team.
Manchester City and Leicester have met in 122 matches across all competitions since 1895. The Citizens have claimed 62 wins compared to 31 for the Foxes, while 29 games have been drawn. The teams’ two Premier League meetings last season both produced away wins: Leicester stunned Man City 5-2 at the Etihad Stadium in September 2020, but the Citizens claimed revenge with a 2-0 triumph at the King Power Stadium in April – courtesy of goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus.