Jose Antonio Reyes produced a performance to savour at the Millennium Stadium as Premiership champions Arsenal added the Community Shield to their
trophy collection with a 3-1 victory over Manchester United.
Reyes' extreme pace completely unhinged a United defence that got more ragged as the game went on.
The Spaniard set up Gilberto Silva's opener and scored the second himself after Alan Smith had levelled with a brilliant 20-yard volley.
There was more than a touch of luck about the Gunners' third as Mikael Silvestre deflected Ashley Cole's wayward cross into his own net, but, given
Arsenal's overall superiority, the margin of victory was a fair one.
Arsenal: Lehmann, Lauren, Toure, Cygan, Cole, Pennant, Gilberto, Fabregas (Svard 87), Reyes (Hoyte 80), Bergkamp (Aliadiere 61, (Clichy 69)), Henry
(Van Persie 45).
Subs Not Used: Senderos, Almunia.
Man Utd: Howard, Gary Neville, O'Shea (Spector 82), Silvestre, Fortune (Phil Neville 51), Bellion, Keane (Fletcher 51), Djemba-Djemba, Giggs (Forlan
51), Scholes (Richardson 74), Smith (Eagles 73).
Subs Not Used: Carroll.
Bookings: Phil Neville, Djemba-Djemba.
Referee: M Dean (Wirral).