Sterling breaks down technique he used to destabilise Kyle Walker for goal against Man City

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Raheem Sterling ended his nine-game goal drought in the Premier League after helping Chelsea to a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Saturday.

The 29-year-old put the Blues ahead after 43 minutes, thanks to a delightful pass from Nicolas Jackson.

Sterling had plenty to do before finding the net, but the winger still made it look easy— sending Kyle Walker in the wrong direction, before firing an unstoppable shot into the far right corner of Ederson’s post.

Asked how he felt about getting on the scoresheet against his former side, Sterling told a post-match interview: “I was pleased to score and help the team, of course.

“I was played in and I felt Kyle [Walker] coming in fast behind me. That made my mind up to check back onto my right, as initially I was thinking I’d shoot early with my left.

“That gave the chance to have a quick change of direction to create a little more space and thankfully I was able to finish it off.

“Like I said, it’s just slightly tinged with the disappointment that we couldn’t get the win following such a strong performance. But that’s what we need to show going forward, keeping that consistency.”

It was a top display from Sterling to outsmart Kyle Walker, but Sterling should have scored a brace in this game as well.

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