Raheem Sterling broke an all-time Premier League record during Man City’s meeting with Fulham

Raheem Sterling broke an all-time Premier League record during Man City’s meeting with Fulham

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has this afternoon etched his name into the history books of the Premier League.

Citizens cruising

Pep Guardiola’s men are currently locked in action with Fulham at the Etihad.

City headed into proceedings on the back of a morale-boosting result last time out, when they bounced back from defeat at Tottenham with a comprehensive 5-0 drubbing of Burnley.

In turn, the Manchester giants were aware ahead of kick-off that, despite a largely underwhelming opening to the campaign, they would climb into the top-4 with a 3-point haul this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 18: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates victory after the FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on May 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Man City via Getty Images)

And, as things stand, 3 points is precisely what the Sky Blues are headed towards.

City currently lead Fulham by 2 goals to nil, deep in the 2nd-half of play.

Raheem Sterling opened the game’s scoring inside 5 minutes, when a typically pinpoint Kevin De Bruyne pass slipped the English international through to slot confidently beyond Alphonse Areola:

Raheem’s record

It was the hosts’ 2nd of the day, however, as outlined above, which has since seen Sterling take his place in the history books of the Premier League.

With 26 minutes on the clock, the City attacker went to ground under a challenge from Joachim Andersen in the Fulham box.

Referee Jon Moss showed little hesitation in pointing to the spot, with Kevin De Bruyne having stepped up to convert the ensuing spot-kick with minimal fuss.

In securing another penalty for the Citizens, meanwhile, Sterling took his career tally for spot-kicks won in the Premier League to a hefty 20, more than any other player in the history of the division:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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2 Manchester City FC 17 16 35
3 Leicester City FC 18 12 35
4 Liverpool FC 18 16 34
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 Chelsea FC 18 12 29
8 Southampton FC 18 5 29
9 West Ham United FC 18 4 29
10 Arsenal FC 19 4 27
11 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 19 -11 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Newcastle United FC 18 -12 19
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
17 Burnley FC 17 -13 16
18 Fulham FC 17 -11 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 18 -27 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
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