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City's Sterling sent off after scoring winner

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Manchester City's Jamaica-born winger Raheem Sterling was sent off for exuberantly celebrating a stoppage-time winner that led to fans spilling on to the pitch at Bournemouth yesterday.

Sterling was shown a second yellow card of the game after celebrating scoring in the seventh minute of stoppage time among jubilant away fans to clinch a 2-1 victory in the English Premier League.

As City fans leapt on to the field, City striker Sergio Aguero also exchanged words with a policeman and Benjamin Mendy was held back by other officers.

A Bournemouth steward claimed to have been assaulted by Aguero, but the club said the police complaint was later withdrawn. It followed Aguero responding to video circulating on Twitter by posting: "About their steward, I did not hit anyone, this allegation is false, and the TV pictures prove it."