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Man City beats 10-man Chelsea 3-2 to win Community Shield in bad-tempered season opener

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez, left, is tackled by Chelsea's John Terry during their English FA Community Shield soccer match at Villa Park stadium, Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
August 12, 2012 - 10:56 AM

BIRMINGHAM, England - Manchester City scored three second-half goals to beat 10-man Chelsea 3-2 on Sunday in a bad-tempered Community Shield, the traditional start to the English football season.

Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri gave City its first win since 1972 in the annual curtain raiser between Premier League champion City and FA Cup holder Chelsea.

The match was marred by eight yellow cards and a straight red for Branislav Ivanovic for a sliding tackle into Aleksandar Kolarov's shin with studs raised.

Fernando Torres and Ryan Bertrand scored the first and last goals of the match for Chelsea.

The London Olympics forced the game to be moved to Villa Park from Wembley Stadium.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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