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.
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.
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?
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.
Just started watching MOTD, seen Raheem Sterling dive twice to try and win a penalty already. Doubt it will get much coverage. Just like Kane against Liverpool. #Dive
— K. Adz (@Vaclad049) February 11, 2018
Sterling’s dive. Wow. Imagine if that was alli or Kane #motd
— Michael Harris (@harrisjnr156) February 11, 2018
— David Loyden (@Loydenator) February 10, 2018
Watching Match Of The Day and Raheem Sterling is a DISGRACE to the English game, trying to dive. Get up you prick! #MatchOfTheDay
— Liam J (@LiamArsenal92) February 10, 2018
Sterling dive. 💦 is wet
— saxon71 (@stuafc71) February 10, 2018
Blatant dive by Sterling in the box.. Yet no booking.. Shocking refereeing in favour of city again
— Jamie Row (@Jamierow89) February 10, 2018
If it’s not a pen then it’s a dive by Sterling so where’s the card ? #MCILEI
— Rob Przybylski (@bobbyp57) February 10, 2018
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