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Community Shield tickets sold out

  • 08 August 2012 13:59
  • Posted by Mark Booth

City’s allocation of 13,700 tickets for the FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonalds have now sold out.

The match, which has been moved to Villa Park from its Wembley home because of the Olympics, will take place on Sunday 12 August, kicking off at 1.30pm.

Blues have frantically snapped up seats for the season’s traditional curtain raiser in the first competitive fixture since the dramatic events of Sunday 13 May 2012.

Roberto Mancini’s title-winning team will take on his compatriot Roberto Di Matteo’s FA Cup winning Chelsea side, who will be looking for a measure of revenge after City’s last minute 2-1 win over the London club in March.

On that occasion it was Samir Nasri who found the winning goal after Chelsea had taken the lead in the crunch encounter that also marked Carlos Tevez’s return to the City fold.

Chelsea have added Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Oscar to their ranks since then, so a hotly-contested fixture is anticipated.

It’s the first that City have appeared in consecutive Community Shields since 1969 and they will be grateful that last season’s 3-2 defeat at Wembley to Manchester United didn’t prove to be an omen for the destination of the league title.

Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko’s goals gave City a 2-0 half-time lead on that day but three second half goals from Sir Alex Ferguson’s men turned the tide.

Tickets for the first Premier League match at home to Southampton have also sold out, while ticket information for City’s first away encounter of the season against Liverpool is on the site.

We’ll bring you live updates of the Community Shield from Villa Park on Twitter and on our Match Day Centre, as well as bringing you a full report and highlights on the site shortly after full-time.

Important information for fans travelling to Villa Park by rail.

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