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Sterling and Parris win Football Writers' awards

Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association and Nikita Parris has won the women’s equivalent of the award.

Sterling has been in superb form for City this season, scoring 23 goals and adding a further 17 assists in all competitions for the Club.

That formidable form has been one of the key factors in City's scintillating campaign, with the Club having already won the Carabao Cup and also in contention for what would be an historic English treble.

He is the first City player to win the prestigious prize since Tony Book in 1969.

And Parris’ award is a fitting reward in what has been a superb campaign for the 25-year-old, who is the FA Women’s Super League all-time leading scorer.

Currently in the form of her life, Parris leads City’s 2018/19 goalscoring charts with an astonishing 24 goals in 29 appearances

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The England international has a driving force for City over a memorable season which has seen the Club lift the Continental Cup, reach the Women’s FA Cup final and challenge Arsenal for the FA Women’s Super League title.

Nikita began her career with Everton before moving to City, initially on a season-loan in 2015.

She has since gone on to be a pivotal figure in the Club’s enduring success having secured FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Cup and Continental Cup winners’ medals.

Nikita has also emerged as one of the mainstays of the England Lionesses squad since making her international debut in 2016 and she is set to be a key figure in Phil Neville’s squad at this summer’s World Cup finals in France.

Congratulations to both Raheem and Nikita on their richly-deserved accolades.