Cantona hat-trick ranks best of top 5 past Community Shields

The competition so good they named it twice is almost upon us. Formerly the Charity and now the Community Shield, the English top-flight�s annual curtain raiser at Wembley is an absolute staple of the footballing calendar and we�ve dug out five of our favourites from the annals.

1974 � Liverpool 1-1 Leeds (Liverpool win 6-5 on penalties)

This game was eventful for more than one reason, but it is most remembered for fisticuffs between Liverpool�s Kevin Keegan and Leeds� Billy Bremner which resulted in red cards and hefty fines for both. Then there was Leeds� goalkeeper David Harvey�s sudden death penalty which hit the bar, allowing the Reds to win out.

1992 � Leeds 4-3 Liverpool

The pick of the bunch features the Premier League�s original French footballing genius at his best, bagging a hat-trick in a ding-dong battle with Ian Rush and co.

1998 � Arsenal 3-0 Manchester United


After securing Arsene Wenger�s first Premier League title following a race which went to the wire with Manchester United � only a point separated the sides � Arsenal wasted no time striking the first blow of the next season.

2005 � Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal 1

This was simply the Didier Drogba show at the Millenuium Stadium. The first two goals of the Drogba v Arsenal video compilation above are in this game as the Ivorian, in his pomp, proved too-hot to handle for poor old Philippe Senderos who was left chasing the Chelsea man�s sizeable shadow.

2011 � Manchester United 3-2 Manchester City

Who says these games don�t matter? Having secured the FA Cup under Roberto Mancini it was clear the newly moneyed �noisy neighbours� were on the up, but Sir Alex Ferguson�s side had other ideas as Nani�s 90+4 minute winner sent a message.

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