Raheem Sterling delivered again when Manchester City needed him most on Saturday afternoon, scoring a late goal to give the Blues a hard-fought 2-1 win over Huddersfield.
The 22-year-old was superb and having endured the abuse of a nation, he is now reaching new levels under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.
There are many stats which can highlight Raheem’s growth as a footballer, but none catch the eye quite like his goal-scoring record.
With just 18 games gone this season, ‘Raz’ has already topped his previous best goal-scoring seasons after netting his 12th of the season at the John Smith’s Stadium.
2012/13: 2 goals in 36 games
2013/14: 10 goals in 38 games
2014/15: 11 goals in 52 games
2015/16: 11 goals in 47 games
2016/17: 10 goals in 47 games
2017/18: 12 goals in 18 games
And just how important have those goals been? Here is the answer:
Raheem Sterling has earned Manchester City seven points in the Premier League and Champions League this season with goals in the last 10 minutes.
— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) November 26, 2017
Long may it continue.
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