Manchester City began its new season with a 3-2 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday.
Fernando Torres had given Chelsea the lead in the 40th minute, but Ivanovic was sent off two minutes later and City immediately took advantage when theycapitalised with fine strikes from Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez soon after half-time turning the game around before Samir Nasri got their third on 65 minutes.
Although Chelsea substitute Ryan Bertrand pulled one back 10 minutes from the end with his first goal for the club, City held on to record their first win in the traditional curtain raiser to the English top-flight season since 1972.
The Community Shield is contested by the winners of the previous season’s Premier League and the F.A. Cup and raises money for charities and community groups. City claimed a first league title in 44 years, while Chelsea secured the F.A. Cup for a fourth time in six seasons.