Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling is a target of hate after Leicester

Manchester City beat Leicester 5-1

Another weekend, another three points for Man City.

The writing was on the wall for Leicester after just three minutes when Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock.

Sergio Aguero stole the headlines going on to score foul goals. The Argentine is now up to 21 league goals: the same as Liverpool’s Mo Salah and two behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Yet it was Kevin De Bruyne who stole the show and bossed the game. The Belgian registered a hat-trick of assists, while he’s now closing in on Thierry Henry’s 20 EPL assist record for the season.

‘Cheating’ Raheem Sterling

Every week, it seems, the topic of diving in the Premier League winds fans up.

In recent times Tottenham’s Dele Alli has been one of the chief targets for hate.

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Alli recently picked up his third booking for diving for the season, and that lead to widespread criticism of the Tottenham star.

But others have been keen to shine on light on Raheem Sterling this weekend, after the Man City forward was labelled a cheat for his antics against Leicester.

With the match tied at 1-1, Sterling went down in the Leicester box.

Raheem Sterling dive vs Leicester (1)

Raheem Sterling dive vs Leicester (1)

With his arms stretched out, and a pained look on his face, it was clear that Sterling was searching for a penalty.

The ref, however, waved ‘play on’. But should Sterling have gone in the book for diving?

Raheem Sterling dive vs Leicester (2)

Raheem Sterling dive vs Leicester (2)

The ref had a perfect view of the incident. So why didn’t he punish Sterling?

Fans took to social media to blast the Man City and England star.

Also see: Jose Mourinho: Pep Guardiola ‘cries’.

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