First blood to Chelsea after United fluff shoot-out lines

CHELSEA manager Carlo Ancelotti declared himself ready to launch an assault on Manchester United&rsquo;s Premier League crown after beating the champions in yesterday&rsquo;s Community Shield at Wembley.<br /><br />Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech saved two penalties as Ancelotti&rsquo;s men won a shoot-out 4-1, after the traditional curtain-raiser to the top-flight season ended in an entertaining draw.<br /><br />Goals from defender Ricardo Carvalho and a controversial Frank Lampard strike saw Chelsea come from behind, after Nani put United in front early on. <br /><br />And although Wayne Rooney slotted a stoppage-time equaliser, he could not deny new boss Ancelotti a first taste of Blues glory.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an important start to the season because we have changed the way the team plays a bit. I&rsquo;m very happy not only for this month but also for this past month,&rdquo; said the former AC Milan head coach, who denied making an offer for his former player Alexandre Pato. <br /><br />&ldquo;I now know the players, I like their mental attitude and I like the organisation of the club. We&rsquo;re ready to start a very important season for us and we are ready to do our best.&rdquo;<br /><br />United manager Ferguson, meanwhile, fumed at Lampard&rsquo;s goal, which came while Patrice Evra lay prostrate following what appeared to be a body-check from Blues midfielder Michael Ballack.<br /><br />&ldquo;That incident cost us the game really,&rdquo; said Ferguson. &ldquo;I asked the referee, he said he thought it was a serious incident. Once he has done that, I do not understand why he has not stopped the game when Evra is lying down.&rdquo; Nani, later withdrawn with a dislocated shoulder that will see him miss next week&rsquo;s opener against Birmingham, cut inside from the left to fire a low 25-yard shot into the far corner on 10 minutes.<br /><br />United goalkeeper Ben Foster palmed a cross onto Carvalho&rsquo;s head for the equaliser just after half-time, and then allowed Lampard&rsquo;s powerful but saveable shot to slip through his hands in the 71st minute.<br /><br />Ryan Giggs slipped Rooney clear to level and force penalties, but the veteran winger and Evra failed to beat Cech, allowing Salomon Kalou to net the winning spot-kick.<br />