Sunday, August 9

United 2-2 Chelsea (Chelsea win 4-1 on penalties)

In yet another penalty shout out at Wembley, United lost out on the first silverware of the season, losing out to Chelsea 4-1 from the spot.

The sudden-death finale came after the champions and FA Cup winners drew 2-2 in normal time.

The reds went ahead with a decent first-half strike from Nani before Chelsea equalised through a Ricardo Carvalho header after the break.

Later in the half, the blues went ahead with a contervial Frank Lampard effort, which happened 16 seconds after Michael Ballack collided with Patrice Evra.

United, however, grabbed late equaliser when a possibly offside Wayne Rooney tucked home, but it was all in vain for Fergie's men.

The penalties defeat follows the FA Cup semi final spot kick loss to Everton last season, though United did beat Spurs in the Carling Cup final and Portsmouth in last season's Community Shield, also on penalties.

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