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Raheem Sterling | Midfielder | #31

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 152

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Manchester City will have Raheem Sterling in the squad to face Newcastle on Tuesday after the winger was cleared to return from a groin injury.
Sterling has missed the past month due to the injury and was expected to be out at least another two weeks, but has been passed fit to feature for the club against Newcastle, while manager Manuel Pellegrini remained coy on his chances of starting. But the club could use Sterling in the lineup after David Silva and Samir Nasri was ruled out of the midweek clash. Silva has been struggling with an ankle injury, causing him to miss the weekend, while Pellegrini said that Nasri sustained a minor muscle injury after starting this weekend against Chelsea. If Sterling doesn't start, the Sky Blues could either shift into a 4-4-2 with Kelechi Iheanacho or Wilfried Bony up top or move Yaya Toure into a more attacking role with another central midfielder behind him. Apr 18 - 2:01 PM

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Manchester City could receive more good news this week with the eventual return of Raheem Sterling from a groin injury.

The winger was expected to be out for up to another month but has returned to training quicker than expected after only missing the last three weeks. The former Liverpool man suffered the injury in the Manchester derby at the end of March, but his early return could see him return to the bench for the weekend match against Chelsea. His return comes at a welcomed time for City with four games coming up in the next two weeks, including a Champions League semifinal. And with David Silva struggling with an ankle problem, Sterling could slot right into the lineup ahead of Samir Nasri.
Source: Daily Mail
Apr 14 - 4:09 PM

The British media are reporting that Raheem Sterling may have kicked his last Premier League ball in 2015/16 after sustaining a groin injury during Sundays’ Manchester derby defeat.

Sterling was caught by Juan Mata - causing him to slip and overstretch - forcing the youngster off after just 25 minutes. Post-match Manuel Pellegrini indicated that the 21-year-old would be missing for up-to a month but further tests have since revealed the damage is much worse than initially feared and Sterling could be sidelined for at least six weeks. The big money buy from Liverpool has struggled in his maiden season at City failing to live up-to his colossal £49m price tag with his place in the starting XI far from guaranteed. Sterling is said to be "totally focused" on his recovery and being available for this summers’ European Championships in France.
Source: The Guardian
Mar 23 - 8:28 AM

Raheem Sterling left the Manchester Derby early with an apparent groin injury.

Manchester City were out of sorts early with United dominating the midfield and scoring early through Marcus Rashford in the 16th minute. Ten minutes later, Raheem Sterling was forced off with a groin injury and replaced by Fernando. Though unintentional, the move was probably a good one as Yaya Toure looked lost in a holding role but was better after the substitution in a more advanced midfield role. Sterling's injury continues a worrying trend for City down the stretch with Hart, Kompany, Otamendi, De Bruyne, and Sterling now all potentially out for at least some of the run in and City only a point ahead of United and West Ham in fourth.
Mar 20 - 2:16 PM

Manchester City may have added another trophy to their cabinet with a defeat of Liverpool over the weekend, but they were beaten thoroughly for the second time by the Reds in league play this season with a 3-0 loss at Anfield.

There is very little positives, if any, to take away from this performance from the Sky Blues this evening. The first goal they conceded probably should have been stopped by Joe Hart. They did not threaten the Liverpool goal until the final moment of the second half with an attempt from Sergio Aguero. Raheem Sterling was ineffective, causing Manuel Pellegrini to make a halftime switch to Wilifried Bony, but the move proved unsuccessful. With both Manchester United and West Ham grabbing three points tonight, the Sky Blues are barely clinging to the final Champions League spot, though they do have a game in hand and a home match against Aston Villa next should provide them the opportunity to get back on the right track.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 2 - 5:22 PM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Raheem Sterling will be in the starting lineup to face former club Liverpool.

Being his first game back at Anfield since leaving in a mega-money move this summer, Pellegrini said he expects Sterling to receive plenty of backlash: "I don’t know what the starting XI will be yet, but one player who I’m sure will start is Raheem Sterling. He’s a young man, a young player starting his career, but he knows how to deal with pressure. He’ll receive the same treatment tomorrow as he did at the weekend, but I’m sure he can play without a problem, and he’ll be a very important player, as he was in last game." Sterling looks like a promising fantasy pick for tonight's match as we are uncertain about the rest of the attackers in the City lineup after most played 120 minutes in the Cup final against Liverpool over the weekend. Liverpool has shipped 12 goals in its last six Premier League matches and Sterling has all the motivation he needs against his former side.
Mar 2 - 6:58 AM

Raheem Sterling will have plenty of reason to complain about the penalty that gifted Spurs their first goal in Manchester City's 2-1 loss to title rivals Tottenham.

While it is technically true that the ball hit Raheem Sterling's elbow in or at least near the penalty area, the awarding of a penalty on the play was exceptionally harsh. The ball glanced off Sterling's back first and his arm was hardly in the proverbial "unnatural" position that usually dictates a penalty in such situations. Spurs took a 1-0 advantage on a well taken Harry Kane penalty and went on to win by a single goal. City will certainly not look kindly on a call that was, at best, questionable going against them in a title race that got that much tighter on Sunday with Leicester City, Spurs and Arsenal separated by two points.
Feb 14 - 1:16 PM

Raheem Sterling scored the first two Champions League goals of his career—on his 21st birthday, no less—to lead Manchester City to a 4-2 comeback win against Borussia Monchengladbach.

The now 21-year-old led the line for Manchester City as manager Manuel Pellegrini opted to go without a central striker in the absence of Sergio Aguero after Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho failed to break through against Stoke City on Saturday. Manchester City was also buoyed by goals from Bony and David Silva in the win, which saw the club claim the top spot in the group after Juventus lost on matchday six.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Raheem Sterling grabbed a first half hat trick and Manchester were in cruise control in the second half as they cruised to a 5-1 win over AFC Bournemouth.

Without major players Sergio Aguero and David Silva available today, there was some speculation as to how the City attack would flow. Well, it flowed like Niagra Falls today, as they have smashed eleven goals now in their past two matches. Sterling's first came from a Bony assist, and Bony would account for the other two City goals, after having gone a long time since making a fantasy impact. Even Jesus Navas notched a pair of assists but Sterling was as good as his namesake today, using pace and good positioning to his advantage.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Raheem Sterling returned to the Manchester City starting line-up on Tuesday after missing out on Saturday with a minor hamstring complaint.

The former Liverpool speedster was restored to the City line-up that also features a returning David Silva but no Sergio Aguero who was healthy enough to make the bench. Expensive new arrivals Kevin De Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi also had to settle for what has to be one of the most expensive and talented benches ever assembled. Aguero's presence on the bench likely means that Wilfried Bony will return to the bench for Week 6 in the Premier League.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Raheem Sterling will be available for Tuesday nights’ UEFA Champions League tie v Juventus after missing the win at Selhurst Park because of a minor hamstring problem.

Sterling was a notable absentee when the team news was announced to face Crystal Palace and with David Silva – ankle – already missing, City’s 100 per cent record was at serious risk. Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony came in as Pellegrini went with an unfamiliar 4-4-2 and the Citizens were slow to get going. Injury matters were further compounded by the loss of Sergio Aguero midway through the first half. However the Argentines’ withdrawal only served to hand Kevin de Bruyne an early chance to impress following his £58m arrival from Wolfsburg. But it was teenager Kelechi Iheanacho who stole the headlines with a goal deep into injury time to keep the Citizens flying high in the league.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 02:01:00 PM

Raheem Sterling got his first goal for Manchester City from a Bacary Sagna assist as the league leaders beat Watford 2-0 at the Etihad.

It was a frustrating first half as City attacked but couldn't get off the mark with Sterling going close and other chances just not coming together. The second half started much differently with Sagna and Sterling hooking up within 90 seconds of the restart for City's first goal. Fernandinho followed-up not long afterward with his second of the season from a David Silva assist.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Raheem Sterling was Manchester City's shining star in their 8-1 win over the Vietnam XI.

Manchester City was in control the entire way and was able to put eight goals in the back of the net. Aleksander Kolarov, David Silva, and Raheem Sterling all scored two a piece and Rony Lopes and Jose Angel Pozo added one each. It was a good warmup for Manchester, who go into the new season without their top striker - Sergio Aguero. Aguero is still on summer break following his participation in the Copa America. Sterling will get a chance to lead his team to a fast start with Aguero missing at least the first week of action.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 12:40:00 PM

The protracted move that will see Raheem Sterling move from Liverpool to Manchester City is finally nearing the end with the clubs having agreed on a price.

The player has been excused from Liverpool's pre-season tour and there are widespread reports that the deal is a formality at this point. The move sees Liverpool lose their second marquee player in two summers after Luis Suarez left for Barcelona last summer. You could call it three in two if you don't believe that Daniel Sturridge is likely to recover from his injury issues to be a reliable contributor in the near future. For City, Sterling brings potential upside over Jesus Navas on the pitch and on the administrative side of things he adds to the homegrown player list at City which was looking bleak. The price is incredibly high but with UEFA lifting City's FFP restrictions, it isn't like it's our money.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Man City and Liverpool have agreed a fee of £49 million for the transfer of Raheem Sterling…

Finally. The transfer saga of the summer seems to be nearing a conclusion, with Liverpool and Man City agreeing a fee of £49m for Raheem Sterling. It is a million less than Liverpool’s valuation, but £24m more that City’s opening bid so while the moral victory might be at Anfield, Sterling will be at the Etihad. Subject to personal terms, of course. It was the turning down of a £100k deal that started this ball rolling in the first place, remember. The news will come as a relief to Manual Pellegrini, just 24-hours after the curious on/off Fabien Delph deal and a fair few weeks of do-si-doing with Juve’s Paul Pogba. The move could have a domino effect, nudging Edin Dzeko and/ or Stevan Jovetic closer to the Etihad exit. And possibly freeing up funds to for Liverpool to meet Aston Villa’s £32.5m release clause on Christian Benteke.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 05:06:00 PM