Toe Poke Daily: 6 things you may have missed from Community Shield
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Manchester City edged out Liverpool to claim the first silverware on offer in the 2019-20 campaign by winning the Community Shield (replay the match now in U.S.).
It took a penalty shootout to seal the trophy at Wembley, but Pep Guardiola's side just about managed to retain the narrow superiority they held over their Merseyside rivals last season.
Here are six nuggets you might have missed amid the hustle and bustle of the afternoon's extended action.
Kobe Bryant gets on-pitch meet and greet with USWNT stars
The U.S. Women's National Team returned to the regular grind on Sunday with a friendly against Republic of Ireland -- their first fixture since beating the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final back in July.
However, the game still began with a little celebrity razzle dazzle thanks to a VIP visit from Kobe Bryant, who ambled out onto the Rose Bowl pitch to meet the players as they went through their warm-up.
Bristol ready to play on
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson doesn't care about your injuries. Well, that's the case if you're a Championship rival, anyway.
There were heated exchanges between the Bristol and Leeds United benches on the opening day of the Championship season when Leeds' Mateusz Klich went down, and the hosts played on. Eventually Kasey Palmer put the ball out of play -- by directing it into the Leeds dugout -- and animosity between the two clubs grew.
It led to a decision from Johnson and the club: Unless the opponent has suffered a legitimate head injury, Bristol will continue play. And to make sure their opponents are aware, Bristol emailed their stance to every other Championship club.
"Somebody goes down and sometimes it's tactical, because people try and gain an advantage, and sometimes it's genuine," Johnson told Wales Online. "So we just decided as a club that we're going to make a rule for the 46 games that we're going to let the referee manage the game."
We'll see how that goes, then.