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The impressive numbers behind Raheem Sterling’s Premier League century

Raheem Sterling reached another significant career milestone when he netted his 100th Premier League goal in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Wolves.

The City winger is the 32nd inductee into the Premier League’s ‘100 club’, becoming the eighth youngest to do so at just 27 years and three days.

The accomplishment is just rewards for Sterling, who under Pep Guardiola’s guidance has become one of English football’s most dangerous and potent attacking threats.

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And that reputation is reinforced when breaking down the numbers behind his Premier League century.

Indeed, in 209 appearances for City in the English top flight, Sterling has grabbed 82 goals and 31 assists.

That overall total of 113 means that the England international has averaged a goal or assist in every other Premier League game while at the Club.

Sterling’s winner from the spot against Wolves was only the second time he’s scored a Premier League penalty. An astonishing 97 of his 100 goals have come from open play.

One fifth of his strikes have come between the 76th and 90th minute of a game, further demonstrating that Sterling regularly steps up at crucial moments for City.

Statistically, the 27-year-old’s favourite Premier League opponents are Bournemouth and Watford, who he has scored nine goals apiece against in 17 games respectively, while Kevin De Bruyne has provided the most assists for Sterling with 14.

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He has scored nine headed goals, 64 with his right foot and 27 with his left, while 95 of his 100 strikes have come from inside the box.

And as can be seen in his season-by-season stats, there has been a continual improvement in the England international’s goalscoring numbers.

*2021/22 Stats correct as of 12/12/21

Liverpool
2011/12 - Games Played 3; Goals 0
2012/13 - Games Played 24; Goals 2
2013/14 - Games Played 33; Goals 9
2014/15 - Games Played 35; Goals 7

Manchester City
2015/16 - Games Played 31; Goals 6
2016/17 - Games Played 33; Goals 7
2017/18 - Games Played 33; Goals 18
2018/19 - Games Played 34; Goals 17
2019/20 - Games Played 33; Goals 20
2020/21 - Games Played 31; Goals 10
2021/22 - Games Played 14; Goals 4

While the above ratio already makes for impressive reading, having just turned 27, Sterling is sure to continue building on those incredible goalscoring feats for years to come!

Everyone at Manchester City would once again like to congratulate Raheem on reaching his Premier League century.

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