Sterling Scores on His Man City Debut


Raheem Sterling scored just three minutes into his Manchester City debut as they beat Italian side AS Roma in a friendly in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old who joined City from Liverpool in a £49m deal last Tuesday, latched onto Kelechi Iheanacho’s pass to slot home with 137 seconds on the clock as Man City took an early lead at the MCG.

Sterling played on the left wing and was among the front three alongside Spaniard David Silva and teenager Iheanacho.

However, his and City’s joy was short-lived as Miralem Pjanic equalised for Roma with a long-range strike just moments later.

The England international was substituted at half-time, with the score 1-1. Iheanacho helped City retake the lead after Ashley Cole error but Adem Ljajic’s free-kick three minutes from time brought equalizer. The game was settled on penalties with City winning 5-4.

Manuel Pellgerini’s side now go into the final match against Real Madrid on Friday looking for a win to top the group.

City are playing in the International Champions Cup tournament in Australia.

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