I remember the ball hitting the back of the net to put City up 3 to 2, then next thing I know the pitch is filled with Manchester City fans crying tears of celebration. What had happened was far too dramatic to have been real, right?
There was no hint that this match was to become a game for the ages -- until Didier Drogba perpetrated a two-footed tackle that earned a red card, the second such ticket issued against Chelsea that day.
After Sunday's Man City debacle, Dan Coombs wrote: "United beat City 3-2 in the Community Shield because of one man, Tom Cleverley. With Cleverley injured United's midfield has again looked too static."