The City and England star scored his third hat-trick of the season, as Pep Guardiola's men hit five without replay for the second consecutive game, with Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus also on target
The Three Lions winger opened the scoring with a precise 20-yard effort and Jesus doubled our lead before half-time when he tapped in at the far post from a corner.
City’s No.7 completed his treble, and the scoring, late in the game and in slightly bizarre circumstances.
Brighton defender Adam Webster beat him in the air, but his header back to Ryan bounced off the falling Sterling’s head and through the goalkeeper’s legs to seal a comfortable victory.
As Sterling prepares to help England to EURO 2020 glory in the Final against Italy this evening, will this date prove memorable once again?