Manchester’s football clubs have been involved in some memorable Charity Shield matches over the years.

Usually played in August at Wembley, the match pits the league champions against the FA Cup winners as a curtain-raiser to the new season.

As the current season has been suspended due to the Covid 19 outbreak, there are no league or FA Cup winners to contest the tie at the moment! Hopefully the picture will become clearer soon.

In the meantime, why not test your knowledge of the Charity Shield (now called the Community Shield) in our latest quiz?

Many of the questions in our quizzes come from Clive Hardy’s brilliant Around Manchester books on the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They’re packed with unmissable pictures from the M.E.N. archive.

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The first Charity Shield match, played at Stamford Bridge in 1908, was between league champions Manchester United and which club?

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B – The match was drawn 1-1 and United won the only ever Charity Shield replay 4-0

Manchester City played United in the 2011 Community Shield match at Wembley. The final score was 3-2 to United. But who scored City’s first goal?

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City and United previously met in the 1956 Charity Shield played at Maine Road in front of 30,495 fans. What was the result?

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Manchester United and Liverpool drew the 1977 Charity Shield 0-0 and shared the trophy. Who was United’s manager at the time?

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United again played Liverpool in the 1983 Charity Shield, this time winning 2-0 in Liverpool’s first competitive game under new manager Joe Fagan. Who scored both United goals?

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League champions City won the 1968 Charity Shield 6-1 against an outclassed West Bromwich Albion side at Wembley. Francis Lee netted twice. But how many league goals did he score for City in his 249 league appearances for the club?

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United hammered FA Cup winners Aston Villa 4-0 in the 1957 Charity Shield at Old Trafford. Which Red Devil scored a hat-trick on the day?

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As United did the double in the 1993-4 season, they played league runners-up Blackburn Rovers in the 1994 Community Shield. The Red Devils won, but what was the score?

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United drew 1-1 with Liverpool in the 1990 Community Shield. John Barnes equalized for Liverpool, but who scored for United?

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City striker Mario Balotelli was substituted in the 59th minute of the Community Shield match against United at Wembley. How may league goals did he score for City in his three-year spell at the club?

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