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Sterling shines again as England hit five

Raheem Sterling again turned in a sparkling display for England as the Three Lions won 5-1 in Montenegro.

The City winger scored England’s fifth goal having assisted Ross Barkley and Harry Kane as Gareth Southgate’s young side again impressed.

Sterling has – technically – now scored four and assisted three goals in the past four days for his country, taking his total for the campaign for City and England to 24.

England had gone behind after just 17 minutes but responded before the break with goals from Michael Keane and Barkley.

Barkley added a third after persistent work by Sterling and the City winger then broke clear and teed up Kane for a tap-in to seal three crucial European Championship points.

And Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson played a fine through pass for Sterling to score his fourth England goal on two games on 81 minutes as he raced clear before finishing with a clinical low drive.

Kyle Walker played another solid, dependable 90 minutes, too.

England now comfortably top their group with maximum points from two games and a healthy goal difference.

Elsewhere, Bernardo Silva played the full 90 minutes as Portugal drew 1-1 with Serbia.

BERNARDO : Played in 1-1 draw
BERNARDO : Played in 1-1 draw

Oleksandr Zinchenko was instrumental in Ukraine’s narrow 2-1 win over Luxembourg.

The City left-back assisted the opening goal with a fine through-ball and also played the full 90 minutes.

Finally, Aro Muric played a solid match for Kosovo as they held Bulgaria 1-1.

Brazil, featuring Gabriel Jesus, Danilo and Ederson, take on Czech Republic tomorrow are Riyad Mahrez’s Algeria are also in action on Tuesday evening against Tunisia.

Phil Foden is again likely to feature as England Under-21s take on Germany in a friendly and Eric Garcia should play for Spain Under-19s against Holland.