Looking at Raheem Sterling's previous record against Fulham

Raheem Sterling and Manchester City are getting set to take on Fulham on Saturday evening, here's a look at the England forward's previous record against the Whites. Can he score against them again?

Tip for the fixture

Raheem Sterling boasts a very healthy goalscoring record against Fulham, so the 4/1 with Paddy Power for him to find the net first looks like decent value in this game (price correct at the time of writing).

Sterling will be hoping he and his team can banish the disappointment of derby day defeat and get back to winning ways against Fulham on Saturday.

Manchester City's 21-match winning streak in all competitions was ended by their bitter rivals, Manchester United, going down 2-0 losers at the Etihad Stadium.

Sterling is four games without a goal in all competitions, but he'll be confident he can get back on the score sheet against the club who are 18th in the Premier League table.

When the referee's whistle is blown on Saturday, it will commence the 69th meeting between these two sides. City have an impressive record in those games, winning 35 of them, and losing just 17. The teams couldn't be separated on 16 occasions.

Fulham have been resurgent of late under Scott Parker, so this game won't be as easy for Sterling and City as it may look on paper.

Let's take a look at the numbers that matter.

Stat Attack

Sterling has played against Fulham on only four occasions in his Manchester City career, but does have a good record of scoring against the Cottagers. He's netted twice in those games and has assisted another.

He's never lost to Saturday's hosts in Sky Blue, but did lose his first meeting against the London club when he played for Liverpool.

The England international has contributed to 14 goals so far in this Premier League season, scoring nine and setting up five more.

Contrary to their league position, Fulham sit eighth in the Premier League form table for the last five games, picking up eight points in that time. They have lost just once in their last seven games.

Memorable Matches

Manchester City 2-0 Fulham

Premier League

5 December 2020

A routine win for Manchester City, but a game that will be remembered for a quirky record that Sterling broke during this encounter.

City took the lead after just five minutes, and it was Sterling who managed to latch onto Kevin De Bruyne's through ball to serenely slot past the Fulham shot-stopper, Alphonse Areola.

Twenty-one minutes later, City doubled their lead from the penalty spot - Sterling was brought down in the area by Joachim Andersen, making him the most-fouled player in the penalty area in Premier League history as it was the 20th time the winger had won his side a spot-kick.

De Bruyne was the man to calmly fire the penalty into the back of the net.

Fulham managed to limit the damage on the day and kept the scoreline the same way for the remaining time in the game.

Manchester City 3-0 Fulham

Premier League

15 September 2018

It didn't take long for Pep Guardiola's side to find their stride and open the scoring in this one.

The first goal of the match came within the first two minutes, as Leroy Sane got on the end of Fernandinho's low but firm cross to tap into an empty net.

City doubled their lead after 21 minutes, after David Silva capitalised on some pinball in the box, before firing the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

The Citizens made it three shortly after the break, courtesy of Sterling. It was a goal we've come to expect from Sterling, as he ghosted in at the back post to tap in Sergio Aguero's ball across goal.

City went on to win the Premier League by one point over their closest pursuers, Liverpool.

READ MORE: Fulham vs Manchester City: Cottagers can climb out of bottom three with positive result

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