Raheem Sterling is making the most of his best season at goal poachers’ position in Etihad colours after his hat-trick propelled Manchester City to a 5-0 triumph at Brighton.
Sterling has now scored six goals in his last five games, proceeding onward to 27 goals this season. This is his best scoring count in a solitary season.
The English striker’ beautiful link-up play between him and Gabriel Jesus lead City to take the lead in the 21st minute of the first half.
Gabriel Jesus furthermore extended City’s lead just before the half time making it 2-0 after Kevin De Bruyne’s out swinging corner was flicked on by Rodri at the near post, which created a simple tap-in for Jesus at the back post for his 20th goal of the season. City have won 30 of their last 31 Premier League games when the Brazilian has scored, including the last 28 in a row.
Pep Guardiola’s side scored their 3rd goal just after the start of the second half. Mahrez lobbed a superb cross inside the box in the 53rd minute which Sterling heads it home past Brighton No 1 Mathew Ryan for his second goal for the match.
Jesus assisted Bernardo Silva in the second half to strengthen their lead to four after just three minutes of their third goal. The Brazilian was involved in the three of the goals scored against Brighton.
Sterling gets his hat-trick in a bizarre fashion as he made his way past Dunk and Adam Webster before some way or another crawling a header between Ryan’s legs while he tumbled to the ground, with a clambering Dan Burn at that point helping it over the line.
Manchester City side thrashed Newcastle in the same fashion in their last encounter. City have now won their last two Premier League games by 5+ goals.
A baffling night for Brighton, who still in any case scientifically can be relegated as they are barely out of the relegation zone only just eight points ahead of relegation-threatened Bournemouth with three games left to play this season.
Manchester City will take on Bournemouth while Brighton will face Southampton in their next Premier League fixtures.