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Raheem Sterling says that he was delighted to get back on the scoresheet and make amends for his miss against Burnley in City’s 5-1 demolition of Leicester City.
The 23-year-old took his tally to 20 for the season after opening the scoring in just the second minute as City dismantled Leicester to extend the gap at the top of the Premier League to 16 points.
“The game seemed like it came forever to come around after the Burnley result,” he said. “I couldn’t wait to get back out there, and get another chance to make amends for my miss.
“Especially at home we come out really quick and try to be direct.
“I think we played brilliantly today, the boys did really well.
Sterling’s strike was followed by a Sergio Agüero masterclass, with the Argentine scoring four goals to become only the fourth man in Premier League history to score twenty goals in four consecutive seasons.
And Sterling was full of praise for his teammate, hailing his ability to produce different kinds of finishes.
“Sergio Agüero was a different class today,” Sterling said.
“He’s a phenomenal striker – he scores all different types of goals – tap-ins, cheeky chips and screamers – and we’ve seen that today.
“It was always going to be a matter of time before he overtook my goal tally.”