But the talented but controversial Sterling enters his first match for his new club already at the center of a freaky scandal, after his Mercedes automobile valued at nearly $200,000 was found abandoned and crashed in London – allegedly with two bottles of the drug nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas”, in the vehicle. Tony Pulis will have his side all fighting hard and they will definitely work their socks off, as all Pulis sides do. After doubts about who got the last nick on the first goal, this was as emphatic a finish as you’re likely to see from the midfielder.
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He had increasingly come to the fore as one of Liverpool’s best player and last season at the age of 19, was relied upon to provide the moment of magic along with Coutinho.
Sterling, replaced by Samir Nasri in the 74th minute, should have marked his debut with a goal but was thwarted by Boaz Myhill when put clean through by Fernandinho. He doesn’t want to come back.
Aguero nearly added a fourth with two minutes left, but his low six-yard effort was blocked by Myhill before the goalkeeper saved Aleksandar Kolarov’s stoppage-time free-kick.
A combination of injuries and loss of form suffered by captain Vincent Kompany contributed directly to the defensive frailties and the lack of reinforcements at the back suggest that it is a unit which will continue to operate under a question mark.
“I don’t think Yaya deserved the amount of criticism he received last season”.
City are inviting fans to get up close and personal with their heroes next Wednesday before their first home game of the season against Chelsea on August 16 at the newly expanded Etihad Stadium.
Unfortunately for the home club, Man City have won the last seven of their previous meetings and are holding a five-match unbeaten streak at The Hawthorns in Premier League play which includes four victories.
Yes, they have the attacking talent to do it.
West Bromwich Albion will be looking to start off their Premier League campaign on a high when they host Manchester City.
Saido Berahino scored 20 goals in all competitions in 2014/15, 13 more than any other West Brom player.
City’s 2015-16 campaign begins tomorrow evening at 8pm with a trip to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion. “Raheem has given us sharpness and speed to hurt teams when we’re defending”.