Sterling's eight goals and more in hoping to continue a fantastic record vs Spurs

Raheem will be hoping to add to a Sterling record he holds against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.

Raheem Sterling will be hoping to continue Manchester City's impressive form when the Citizens host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

In an all-time record in English soccer, Pep Guardiola's side have won their last 15 games on the bounce, the latest of which coming against Swansea City in the FA Cup.

Sterling managed to get on the scoresheet last time out and he'll be hoping to continue his goalscoring form when his side face Spurs, in the two teams' 162nd meeting in all competitions.

The fixture has been relatively even in its history, with both teams each claiming the points on 63 occasions; 36 games have ended in a draw.

The visitors have won the last two meetings between the sides, so Sterling will undoubtedly be looking to set the record straight.

Let's have a gander at the numbers.

Raheem Sterling and Lucas Moura challenge for the ball
Raheem Sterling and Lucas Moura challenge for the ball

Stat Attack

Raheem Sterling has made 16 appearances against Spurs, registering eight goals and three assists.

Jose Mourinho's men are unbeaten against Manchester City in their last three games, winning two (2-0 on both occasions) and drawing once.

This season, the Etihad outfit have averaged 2.12 goals per league games, with the North London club averaging 2.22 goals.

Sterling has scored eight goals so far this season, three of which have come in as many games.

Memorable Matches

Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

17 August 2019

Premier League

This game in August 2019 was the last time that Guardiola's men avoided defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

It was Raheem Sterling who opened the scoring in this Premier League classic after 20 minutes. The Englishman headed a scrumptious cross by Kevin De Bruyne across Lloris in the Tottenham goal and into the net.

Tottenham did hit back just three minutes later courtesy of Erik Lamela's 25-yard controlled finish that caught City 'keeper Ederson off guard.

Manchester City did manage to go into half-time in front, after Sergio Aguero tapped home from close range after De Bruyne's low cross.

Spurs came out firing after the interval and levelled the match up once more after 56 minutes. Lucas Moura rose highest to nod home Lamela's inviting corner.

That is how the game would finish, although there was some controversy in stoppage time, when VAR ruled Gabriel Jesus' goal out for a handball in the build-up.

The blue side of Manchester went on to surrender their league title to Liverpool at the end of the campaign.

Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur

17 April 2019

UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

Raheem Sterling scores for Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham
Raheem Sterling scores for Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham

This was a night that will be remembered for the wrong reasons for those with a Manchester City allegiance, despite coming out victorious on the night.

Spurs won the first leg 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, therefore progressing to the semi-final of the Champions League due to away goals.

City came out firing and soon levelled up the aggregate score. Sterling was the man to open the scoring, after cutting in from the left flank to whip the ball across Lloris and into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Spurs came roaring back and had turned the game on its head after just 10 minutes. Both goals came from the right boot of Son Heung-min; firstly, managing to slip a driven shot under Ederson, and secondly crisply curling a shot from the edge of the box and into the top corner.

This bonkers game changed complexion again just one minute later, as Bernardo Silva's effort deflected off Danny Rose and dribbled into the net passed a helpless Lloris.

Ten minutes later, Sterling swung the pendulum back in the favour of the Blues. The wide man was at the back post to gratefully convert De Bruyne's low cross to make it 3-2 on the night, and 3-3 on aggregate.

Raheem Sterling celebrates a goal against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League quarter-final
Raheem Sterling celebrates a goal against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League quarter-final

Manchester City thought they had taken the tie by the scruff of the neck when they took the aggregate lead after 56 minutes. Sergio Aguero fired home at the front post to send the Etihad into raptures.

But there was still time for one more cruel twist for City, as Tottenham scored again to dump them out of Europe's most prized tournament.

Fernando Llorente bundled in Kieran Trippier's corner to send the away section filled with Spurs fans into jubilation.

Tottenham went on to reach the final but were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester City

14 April 2018

Premier League

City were in fine form on the night as they marched towards their third Premier League title, and their first under Pep Guardiola.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring after 22 minutes, firing past Lloris having been one-on-one with the French shot-stopper.

City doubled their lead shortly after when Ilkay Gundogan scored from the penalty spot, after Lloris fouled Sterling.

Christian Eriksen offered some hope for the hosts on the stroke of half-time, when his initial blocked shot ricocheted off the Dane and went over Ederson.

It was Sterling who made the final stages comfortable for City, as he slammed the ball home from close range after Lloris could only parry a shot at the feet of the Englishman.

Manchester City went on to break the record for the most points in a Premier League season with 100 points.

Tip of the fixture

Sterling to score anytime in this one is 11/10 with Paddy Power (price correct at the time of writing, subject to change).

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