Man City 'snub losers medals' after Community Shield loss to Liverpool
It's almost as if Community Shield losers' medals mean absolutely nothing
Manchester City's players reportedly chose not to collect their losers' medals after their defeat to Liverpool in the Community Shield on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola's side went down 3-1 at the King Power Stadium, with Liverpool deservedly beating the Premier League champions.
Trent Alexander-Arnold had curled in a first-half opener for the Reds, only for Julian Alvarez to equalise for City (after a lengthy VAR check) with 20 minutes to go. This, however, was as good as it got for City.
Darwin Nunez caused problems when introduced as a sub, and won Liverpool a penalty when he headed the ball against Ruben Dias' arm with 10 minutes to go. Salah converted the penalty before Nunez got a goal for himself with his stooping header.
Triumph for @LFC in the first bout of the 2022-23 season! 🏆
The Reds dealt the first blow of the new season to @ManCity, as they claimed a 3-1 win to seal victory in the 2022 #CommunityShield! 🥊 pic.twitter.com/1LZUe0Cvee
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) July 30, 2022
Manchester City leave losers' medals behind
A stunning close-range miss from Erling Haaland at the very end of stoppage time capped a miserable afternoon for City.
According to ITV Sport's Mark Pougatch, losers' medals had been laid out for City at the end of the game. None of the players chose to collect the medals, however, with Pep Guardiola's side clearly not keen to stick around, too long, for Liverpool's celebrations.
The City players did hang about for a brief chat with some of the Liverpool team, with Nunez and Diaz having a chat, and Haaland sharing a few words with Virgil Van Dijk.
City will now prepare for the start of the new Premier League campaign, where they travel to West Ham next week.
Liverpool, meanwhile, will also be in London to take on newly promoted Fulham.
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