The upcoming Premier League season witnessed the traditional curtain-raiser being played out between Leicester City and Manchester City.
The FA Cup winners and the Premier League winners of the past season met in the FA Community Shield, as the Foxes got one over the Citizens courtesy of Kelechi Iheanacho’s late penalty – and it was Leicester who won their second silverware in the past two months and only their second Community Shield ever.
Even though the curtain-raiser does have silverware at stake, it is technically a pre-season friendly to get the players up to scratch ahead of the upcoming season.
The intensity amongst the players is not too high and it did look like that at Wembley Stadium – and it became all the more evident when James Maddison obliged to take a selfie with a fan who ran onto the pitch.
A young fan was streaking on the Wembley pitch to meet his favourite footballers in person and the Leicester midfielder obliged to take a selfie with the fan in the middle of the game – all while the Foxes were about to take a corner in the second half of the match with the scores still level.
Maddison showed class to pose for the selfie with the young fan before he went on the take the corner for the Foxes, making the fan’s Wembley date worthwhile even though he was taken off the pitch immediately by stewards.
But regardless, the young Leicester fan would have been even more ecstatic by the end of the game as not only did he get himself a priceless memory – but Nathan Aké also gave away a spot-kick in the dying moments, and Kelechi Iheanacho scored from the spot to win the season’s inaugural silverware for the Foxes.