BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - 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.
Fernando Torres put Chelsea ahead in the 40th minute, but the game turned after teammate Branislav Ivanovic was sent off just moments later. Three goals in 12 minutes, from Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri, put City firmly in control before Ryan Bertrand scored a late second for Chelsea.
For Premier League winner City, it was a first success since 1972 in the annual curtain raiser between the English champions and the FA Cup holders.
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