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The numbers behind Sterling’s City double century

Raheem Sterling reached yet another milestone in his glittering career so far during City’s 2-0 Premier League triumph over Burnley.

The winger put on a typically influential display out wide for Guardiola’s men at Turf Moor, feeding both Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan as City regained top spot with a crucial three points.

While he wasn’t able to get on the scoresheet himself, Sterling laid on his 71st and 72nd assists for the Club in Saturday’s win.

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When combining that with the 128 goals he has scored for City since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2015, it brings about a remarkable 200 goal involvements for the Club.

Below, you can find a detailed breakdown of the statistics behind the England international’s impressive milestone, including how his attacking exploits compare to his City teammates during that time.

By competition

Sterling has repeatedly stepped up when it matters for Guardiola’s men on numerous occasions, regardless of the competition.

Given he has featured 219 times for City in the Premier League, it comes as no surprise that the winger has grabbed more goals (88) and assists (40) in the English top flight than in any other competition during his time at the Club.

However, what is truly remarkable is that the 27-year-old has averaged at least one goal or assist every two matches across his City career in every competition he’s featured.

Indeed, with 200 goal involvements in 328 appearances to date, Sterling finds the net or provides for a teammate at a rate of 0.6 per match.

By competition
Premier League: 219 apps | 128 goal involvements
Champions League: 63 apps | 39 goal involvements
FA Cup: 22 apps | 16 goal involvements
League Cup: 22 apps | 14 goal involvements
Community Shield: 1 app | 1 goal involvement
Champions League Qualifiers: 1 app | 2 goal involvements

Teammate comparison

No other City player has grabbed as many goals or assists as Raheem Sterling since the winger joined the Club back in 2015.

The winger’s closest rival is fellow long-standing City star Kevin De Bruyne, who has scored 79 times and claimed 111 assists during his time at the Etihad Stadium.

Indeed, only record goalscorer Sergio Aguero has found the net more times than Sterling in that time, while only De Bruyne can better his tally of 72 assists.

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By City player
Raheem Sterling: 328 apps | 128 goals | 72 assists
Kevin De Bruyne: 296 apps | 79 goals | 111 assists
Sergio Aguero: 226 apps | 153 goals | 31 assists
Gabriel Jesus: 225 apps | 88 goals | 39 assists
Riyad Mahrez: 178 apps | 61 goals | 41 assists
David Silva: 211 apps | 38 goals | 58 assists
Bernardo Silva: 240 apps | 45 goals | 46 assists
Leroy Sane: 135 apps | 39 goals | 42 assists
Ilkay Gundogan: 244 apps | 47 goals | 31 assists
Phil Foden: 158 apps | 42 goals | 30 assists

The opposition

Sterling has been most prolific against Watford, where he has found the net 11 times and laid on for a teammate twice in nine matches.

West Ham United are close behind in the list, with the 27-year-old combining six goals and six assists in 18 games against them, while he can also boast 11 goal involvements in 12 matches against Bournemouth.

Despite 2021/22 being his seventh season at the Club, Sterling has only failed to register a goal or assist against six opponents in his City career (Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, FC Basel, Juventus).

By opponent
Watford: 11 goals | 13 assists
West Ham United: 6 goals | 6 assists
Bournemouth: 9 goals | 2 assists
Everton: 5 goals | 3 assists
Southampton: 5 goals | 3 assists

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