Toe Poke Daily: 6 things you may have missed from Community Shield

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Gigi Wijnaldum was the lone miss during the penalty shootout and Gabriel Jesus put in the winner as regular time finished 1-1. To watch the Community Shield, sign up to ESPN+.
ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson explains why he believes Liverpool were the better side and were unlucky to walk away from the Community Shield empty handed.
Kevin De Bruyne delves into the trophies Manchester City will prioritize during their 2019-2020 campaign after winning the FA Community Shield.

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Manchester City edged out Liverpool to claim the first silverware on offer in the 2019-20 campaign by winning the Community Shield (replay the match now in U.S.)

It took a penalty shootout to seal the trophy at Wembley, but Pep Guardiola’s side just about managed to retain the narrow superiority they held over their Merseyside rivals last season.

Here are six nuggets you might have missed amid the hustle and bustle of the afternoon’s extended action.

– Van Dijk interview: UCL glory, Ballon d’Or, title race
– Reddy: Man City, Liverpool still well ahead of rivals
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All the new 2019-20 kits for Europe’s top clubs
Zaha practices free kicks in Man United shirt
Neymar pulled into PSG celebrations, pushed out again

Kobe Bryant gets on-pitch meet and greet with USWNT stars

The U.S. Women’s National Team returned to the regular grind on Sunday with a friendly against Republic of Ireland — their first fixture since beating the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final back in July.

However, the game still began with a little celebrity razzle dazzle thanks to a VIP visit from Kobe Bryant, who ambled out onto the Rose Bowl pitch to meet the players as they went through their warm-up.

The USWNT went on to win 3-0 in Pasadena thanks to three first-half goals from Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd.

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