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Focus on Raheem Sterling as Manchester City beats Tottenham

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Raheem Sterling is one of six nominees for the Player of the Year award from the Association of Professional Footballers. He played for Manchester City against Tottenham.

It was not his most influential game as Press Association Sport analyzes his performances.

A quiet afternoon

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Raheem Sterling, right, in possession of City (Martin Rickett / PA)

Even though he seemed to have beaten Juan Foyth, Sterling was playing calmly on the left. He was far from being as influential as Wednesday, while he was a constant threat and he scored two goals. He had managed only one successful dribble and had no shots or keys, despite City's control of the game. But the substitution of Sergio Aguero allowed him to settle in a more central area and he immediately saw more action.

Missed chance

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Raheem Sterling, center, reacts after seeing a save shot by Paulo Gazzaniga, unrepresented (Martin Rickett / PA)

Sterling has had only one opportunity to celebrate his appointment with a purpose and he should perhaps have bury it. Leroy Sane did well on the left and joined Sterling, who was in superb position eight meters from the penalty area but brilliantly saved the shot that was reserved for Paulo Gazzaniga. That should have been his 30th goal for the club and the country this season, but he will have to wait for that particular benchmark.

Frustration overwhelmed

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Sterling, right, wrestling with Juan Foyth (Martin Rickett / PA)

Perhaps frustrated at not being at his absolute best, Sterling has found himself facing Davinson Sanchez and Gazzaniga. The England international continued to play after the referee's whistle and after the Spurs duo tried to get the ball, Sterling got angry. Referee Michael Oliver did not react to this incident, but he issued a yellow card after Sterling clashed late with Jan Vertonghen.

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