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Sterling missed a crucial penalty against Dortmund.

Raheem Sterling misses penalty vs Borussia Dortmund - Twitter reacts

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Raheem Sterling is the gift that just keeps on giving.

The Manchester City midfielder, who left Liverpool for an eye-watering £50 million last summer, was awful for England at Euro 2016 and was duly panned by fans for a number of below-par performances in France.

Wasteful in possession and poor going forward, Sterling made very little impact and played a damaging role in the Three Lions' early exit.

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In the weeks following the tournament, the 21-year-old sought respite from the abuse in a bid to prepare for the upcoming Premier League season.

Well, judging by his latest embarrassment against Borussia Dortmund in a pre-season friendly, Sterling's bad summer refuses to let up.

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With the scores level at 1-1 upon the final whistle, the game went to a penalty shoot-out.

Sterling stepped up to take City's sixth penalty but his tame effort into the bottom-left corner was saved by Roman Burki (see below).

Predictably, Twitter reacted instantaneously to his miss and they didn't hold back.

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Sterling's miss ultimately proved futile as Angus Gunn went on to save two of Dortmund's next three penalties to secure victory for City.

The Citizens had initially taken the lead through a Sergio Aguero tap in only to concede a last-minute equaliser.

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Christian Pulisic was the goalscorer, his strike from inside the area evading no less than four City players before going through Gunn's legs.

A pre-season friendly it might have been, but Pep Guardiola won't have liked to see his defence concede such a sloppy goal, nor Sterling missing a penalty.

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