Raheem Sterling's response on Twitter after British tabloids praise his goal vs Schalke

Raheem Sterling vs Schalke

Manchester City are certainly in the driving seat in their Champions League last-16 tie against Schalke after a 3-2 win in Gelsenkirchen Stadium.

However, it looked as if the tie was heading in the favour of the out-of-form Bundesliga side going into the half-time break.

Sergio Aguero's opening goal had been cancelled out by two penalties, which were both scored by former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

The first was a very controversial decision from VAR after a handball from Nicolas Otamendi, with the Argentine then shown his second yellow card in the second-half.

But Pep Guardiola's side rallied to snatch the win, with former Schalke man Leroy Sane producing a ridiculous free-kick, before Raheem Sterling's late winner.

The latter's goal was yet another reminder of just how much he has grown as a player at City and he is now one of the best wingers in world football.

And after his latest heroics, Sterling decided to have a little pop at the British tabloids on Twitter.

The 24-year-old has been unnecessarily criticised by sections of the media in the past, with the footballing world rallying around the winger in recent times.



Alongside some images of the back pages, Sterling wrote: "Wow nice headlines..... gonna make a screenshot of these cause it might not happen soon again 😅😅."

Well played, Raheem. It's about time the England international gets the respect he deserves from all sections of the media.

While Sterling's winner made a lot of the back pages, the issue of VAR has arguably been the big talking point from the game.

However, Guardiola was adamant that he was a fan of the technology after the game.

Guardiola on the bench

"It's a penalty. The second one is a penalty too," said Guardiola, per BBC. "Offside too [a player was offside as the free-kick came in]. And the red card can be a red card.

"I trust VAR. I have arguments sometimes but not this time. They are both penalties."

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