Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Raheem's Award for Sterling Shows

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Raheem's Award for Sterling Shows

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RAHEEM Sterling has been named City's player of the month for August.

The Blues winger has come in for widespread criticism in the past week after being hauled off at half-time of England's win in Malta, and dropped for their game against Slovakia on Monday night.

He was also linked - incorrectly - with a possible swap deal for Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez ahead of transfer deadline day last week.

But being named as City's best player for the opening three games of the season came as no great surprise.

Sterling went on as a sub against Everton with the team 1-0 down and reduced to ten men, and changed the course of the game, his direct running forcing the Toffees on to the back foot before he volleyed in the equaliser. …

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