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Raheem Sterling wraps up Miss of the Season award with sitter against Burnley

The Manchester City winger again underlined his wastefulness in front of goal... and it cost the league leaders

Raheem Sterling has taken his game to the next level this season under Pep Guardiola.

The perennially frustrating winger has been slapped with the ‘wasteful’ tag for years with critics slamming his lack of end product.

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Raheem Sterling has been in the form of his career for Liverpool this season

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Sterling has bagged some vital late winners too

But this season he’s rattled in 19 goals in all competitions, with only Sergio Aguero finding the net more often for Manchester City.

His old flaws however, came back to haunt him and City massively against Burnley on Saturday.

With City dominating the game at 1-0 but looking for that killer second goal, Sterling was set up for what looked like a formality halfway through the second half.

Kevin De Bruyne found Kyle Walker, who squared it for Sterling just three yards out with the goal at his mercy:

Just tap it in Raheem

Just tap it in Raheem

Oh, Raheem

Oh, Raheem

But somehow the England winger contrived to make feeble contact with the ball which skewed off his foot and away from the target.

And his profligacy would ultimately cost the runaway league leaders two points.

That’s because Johann-Berg Gudmundsson popped up with a clinical equaliser in the last 10 minutes to snatch a point for the battling Clarets.

Gudmundsson the party pooper

Gudmundsson the party pooper

It means City have to settle for only extending their lead to 16 points at the Premier League summit.

This won’t cost City the title, but it might damage Sterling’s confidence.


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