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Raheem Sterling | Midfielder | #7

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 152

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A goal and assist from both Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus powered Manchester City past Spurs on Saturday night.
But it's Sterling in particular who has been shining of late for City, who are now only three points away from clinching their first Premier League title under Pep Guardiola. After the Sky Blues took a two-goal lead in a three-minute span starting in the 22nd minute, Spurs looked to find their bearings, cutting into the City lead and putting the visitors on the back foot in what was shaping up to be a repeat of the collapse against Manchester United last weekend. But it was Sterling who came to City's rescue with his goal in the 72nd to put the match to bed. It was the former Liverpool man's 17th goal of the season, who now has three goals and three assists in his last five Premier League matches. Sterling may be one to watch out for in the home stretch, especially in the double gameweek Week 37. Apr 15 - 7:28 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Reports suggest that Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus will be included in Sundays Carabao Cup final squad after passing fitness tests.

Speaking ahead of the clash with Arsenal, Guardiola revealed that Sterling had missed the FA Cup fifth-round defeat at Wigan after picking up a hamstring strain in Basle six days earlier. The City boss admitted that he "did not know" if the winger would recover in time, but news on Saturday broke confirming he had been cleared by the club’s medical department. Gabriel Jesus is also expected to join his teammate in the City squad at Wembley following his return to full training. "He made the third training session and every day he is better," Pep said in Fridays press conference. That just leaves Benjamin Mendy on the treatment table, although the defender is progressing well, and could be back in April. Fabian Delph is the only other absentee as he begins a three-match ban following his dismissal at the DW Stadium.
Feb 24 - 7:07 AM

Manchester City extended its lead atop the table to 15 points in a 3-1 win at home against Watford on Tuesday night.

The Sky Blues didn't wait long at all to carry over their 2017 form into 2018 with Raheem Sterling give them the lead in the very first minute. Leroy Sane rummaged down the left wing and fizzed a ball into the box to find Sterling at the back post for his 14th top flight goal of the season, keeping him third in the league behind Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah. City was gifted a goal in the 13th minute when Christian Kabasele turned in a Kevin De Bruyne cross onto his own goal to double the City lead. Aguero then scored the final goal in the 63rd minute when Heurelho Gomes spilled De Bruyne's cross into Aguero's path. In team news, John Stones returned to the starting lineup from his hamstring injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 2 - 5:00 PM

Manchester City rattled of their 18th successive Premier League victory as Raheem Sterling scored the match-winner in 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

Pep Guardiola's side, now unbeaten in 20 league matches, opened a 15-point lead at the top of the table with a clinical display at St. James' Park. Sergio Aguero hit the woodwork twice and saw his powerful close range header denied by Rob Elliot in side the first opening half hour, before Sterling poked home with his left foot from Kevin de Bruyne's feathered lobbed pass. Following Sterling's 13th goal of the season, the Citizens dodged a bullet as Nicolas Otamendi raced back to clear a shot off the line. After the break Aguero made it 2-0 when he converted De Bruyne’s thunderbolt off the post, but the striker was flagged offside. Despite the disallowed goal and a late push by Newcastle, City were not to be denied their 11th consecutive away victory - matching the record set by Chelsea between April and December 2008.
Source: BBC Sports
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 06:06:00 PM

Raheem Sterling scored a picturesque winner in the final minute of stoppage time to extended Manchester City's unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory over Southampton.

Southampton appeared set to end City's win streak when Oriol Romeu smashed home off the bar in the 75th minute to cancel out Kevin De Bruyne's deflected second half free kick. But Sterling, who scored the late winner at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, once again showed up with late heroics. The England winger, six minutes into stoppage time, played a quick one-two with KBD before shooting from the edge of the box and curling his strike past the outstretched hands of Fraser Forster. Sterling's ninth league goal secured a club-record 12th-successive Premier League victory for City which restores their eight-point lead at the top of the table.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Manchester City imperious unbeaten run continued with yet another victory, their 12th in 13 games.

The John Smith Stadium was rocking for the visit of the league leaders and the home fans had reason to be cheerful at half-time. The Terriers had done ahead after a Tom Ince corner, directed by Schindler, found its way into the net via a deflection off Otamendi for an OG. However, parity was restored after the break when Raheem Sterling won a penalty and Aguero, who started unexpected, converted. City pressed for the winning goal and went close when Sané hit the bar from a free however it wasn't until the introduction of Jesus and change in formation (leaving just three defenders) that City successfully struck. With mere minutes of normal time left Jesus' shot from close range was saved by Lossl but the ball bounced into the thigh of the onrushing Sterling and then over the 'keeper's head into the net. Insult was added to Huddersfield's injury when Rajiv van la Parra was sent off after the final whistle as tempers frayed and he clashed with Sané.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Manchester City scraped past Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on a 2-1 scoreline.

Pre-kick off, the surprising news that Sergio Aguero had been dropped to the bench was dominating conversations. It seems Pep is again favouring Gabriel Jesus, who scored City's first after David Silva played him through. Mendy and Bernardo Silva also had their first PL starts. Defoe was handed his first PL start of his second stint with the Cherries. Bournemouth started the livelier of the sides and went ahead thanks to a Charlie Daniels wondergoal from the edge of the box after Kompany headed a corner clear. Jesus drew proceedings level after Bournemouth's defence was caught flat-footed by a quickly taken free. City piled on the pressure after their goal right through the second half, though Josh King went closest by hitting the post though Otamendi did the same with a header too. 5 minutes of added time were signalled and City scored through Sterling after 7. He was duly sent off for a second yellow card owing to over-zealous celebration in the stands.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Raheem Sterling's late volley saved face for 10-man Manchester City as the Citizens rallied to draw 1-1 with Everton at the Etihad on Monday night.

Pep Guardiola's side produced a dominate second-half performance to overcame a Kyle Walker red card and deny Everton a win as Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal. The hosts entered the break down a goal and man after Walker was issued a pair of yellow cards within a span of three minutes. But City didn't let the disadvantage hindered their spirit as they pushed after the restart and dominated with 65% possession. Sterling would lead the charge with a lively cameo off the bench and provide the equalizer in the 82nd minute, with a splendid side-footed volley off Everton defender Mason Holgate's failed clearance. Though it was a bad start to the match, Pep will be happy with the sharp turnaround as the Citizens grabbed their fourth point of the season.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 05:43:00 PM

Bournemouth demonstrated a far more robust defensive performance than recent matches but ultimately lost 2-0 to Manchester City.

The early period of the game's biggest talking points surrounded those who left the field as opposed to goings on on the field. Gabriel Jesus twisted his ankle and was replaced by Sergio Aguero. Simon Francis also had to go off after tweaking a previous muscular injury. All the while, Ibe went close to rounding Caballero as the Cherries relied on high balls over City's press. City came into the game as the half progressed with Sterling hitting the post and Yaya shooting from range. The former broke the deadlock after Sané's cross deflected into his path. Bournemouth had an instant response by King ruled out for a foul on Stones. Wilshere was also withdrawn due to injury. After the interval, both teams had spells of dominance with Arter going closest from range before Mings deflected Aguero's attempt into his own net following a Sterling cross. City had the best chances after that but failed to score again. Sané had the best attempt but slammed the crossbar.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Raheem Sterling recaptured his early-season form for an incisive winner over Arsenal at the Etihad.

Kevin De Bruyne did a lot of the work on the winner with a spectacular cross-field pass to give Sterling a chance. There was still plenty for the former Liverpool man to do as he beat a defender and fired a pinpoint shot to Petr Cech's near side. The goal broke a deadlock created by goals from Theo Walcott and Leroy Sane early in each half. City were the better team for most of the match and deserved their three points.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Raheem Sterling could come back into contention at Leicester City on Saturday after missing the last two games because of injury.

The 21-year-old sustained a kick to the knee at Turf Moor in game week 13, and despite training ahead of the clash with Chelsea, Sterling was not 100 percent and Pep decided to err on the side of caution. But, speaking after the 1-1 draw with Celtic, Guardiola revealed Sterling was "much better," and although he was not ready for the Champions League tie, he could return this weekend. The Citizens have three games over the next 8 days, and given the depth of Guardiola’s squad, plus his penchant for rotation, no-one is guaranteed a starting place and Sterling may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It was touch and go for a stretch in the second half but Manchester City were able to make their early cushion stand and defeat West Ham United, 3-1, with a brace from Raheem Sterling.

City looked to pick up right where they left off last weekend when they put four past Stoke City by scoring twice in the opening eighteen minutes. In the 7th minute, David Silva picked out Nolito on the left who had time and space to feed Sterling a cross in the box for a one-time finish. Eleven minutes later, Kevin de Bruyne sent a free kick into the area and the ball was headed home by an unmarked Fernandinho. City were in cruise control but West Ham managed to pull one back just before the hour mark to make a game of it. Sterling would put the game to bed in stoppage time though, latching on to a Silva pass, worked his way around the keeper and tucked it home from a tight angle. After a forgettable first season for the Citizens, Sterling has found new life under Pep Guardiola, sitting on two goals and two assists through the first three league games.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 01:01:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 02:01:00 PM

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
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 04:09:00 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
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 08:28:00 AM