Sterling Keeps Manchester City in the Title Race

Published on 15-Apr-2019 by srijan213

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Sterling Keeps Manchester City in the Title Race

Raheem Sterling may have been on the other side, but dude received a decent welcome at Selhurst Park before and throughout Manchester City's 1-3 victory against Crystal Palace.

  • South London's a lunch-bucket, diverse area, so they have a more balanced perspective on life in general.
  • Another reason was likely the T-shirt he wore while playing with England last month, honoring Palace youth player Damary Dawkins.
  • Then there's the fact that dude's damn good at what he does.

Sterling popped a pair go goals in this one, which enabled City to keep pace with table-topping Liverpool.


Dude was on his game quickly, too. As such, it didn't take the Sky Blues long to open a lead.

In the 15th minute, Kevin de Bruyne delivered a nifty cool pass to Sterling, who fired home past Vicente Guaita:


City kept up their pace and should have scored more through Sergio Agüero and Leroy Sané. However, their next goal only came in the second half. 

In the 62nd minute, Sané was at it again. He delivered a cross that ended up with Sterling, who dutifully beat Guaita for a second time:



It seemed like this one was already done and dusted for City.

However, in the 81st minute, Luka Milivojević put the Eagles back in the match with a low free-kick from the edge:


Who knew at the time that'd be Palace's courtesy goal to give the locals a reason to cheer?

But it was, and then, in the 90th minute, Gabriel Jesus put the cherry on top for City. It came at the end of a counter when de Bruyne found Jesus on the left. The Brazilian dribbled past one defender and found nylon from close-range:


Thus, the Sky Blues remain within a Liverpool stumble and have a game in hand:

The race continues.