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Raheem Sterling | Midfielder | #7

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 152

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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 Wilshere was also withdrawn due to injury.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. Feb 13 - 5:06 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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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

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.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 02:16:00 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
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 05:22:00 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.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 06:58:00 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.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 01:16:00 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