Sterling: West Ham hat-trick a perfect start – West Ham United 0 – 5 Manchester City

Raheem Sterling says City’s 5-0 victory at West Ham was a perfect start to the season – and the hat-trick hero wants more of the same going forward.

Man of the match - Raheem Sterling (Man City)
Man of the match – Raheem Sterling (Man City)

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola’s side before Sterling netted an unstoppable treble, with Sergio Aguero also in the goals.

Raheem Sterling  was asked if he is targeting the golden boot this season and this is what he had to say,

“It’s early days. It’s about enjoying it and keeping winning – that’s the most important thing!”

The performance sent a message of intent to the rest of the Premier League and Sterling says City have set the benchmark for the season.

Meanwhile, the good news for other premier league teams and Bad/Sad news for Manchester City is that winger Leroy Sane is expected to miss “six or seven months” after getting knee injury.

Leroy Sane, 23, tore his anterior cruciate ligament and went off after 13 minutes of Sunday’s Community Shield win over Liverpool at Wembley.

The German, who was linked with a move to Bayern Munich, is set to have surgery in Barcelona next week.

“It is incredibly bad news,I don’t know how long he will be out. Normally this kind of injury is six or seven months – hopefully February or March”. – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

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