Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has beaten Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in the ePremier League Invitational.
The England duo went head-to-head on FIFA 20 in their semi-final clash, with Alexander-Arnold coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in a thrilling affair.
Sterling raced into an early 2-0 lead thanks to a brace from Man City striker Sergio Aguero.
Time was running out for Alexander-Arnold to get back into the game but he pulled a goal back with 15 minutes remaining through Roberto Firmino.
And the score was 2-2 minutes later, virtual Jordan Henderson levelling things up for Alexander-Arnold.
A 2-2 draw meant that Golden Goal was used to settle the tie.
And Alexander-Arnold scored within minutes of the extra period with a rebound that left Sterling fuming.
Check out his reaction to the goal below.
The post-match interview was rather awkward.
Twenty players started out in the tournament, with all 20 Premier League teams represented.
Chelsea’s Reece James, Everton’s Andre Gomes and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha all took part in the tournament.
The prize fund for the ePL invitational tournament will go towards the #PlayersTogether initiative, which was launched by Premier League players to generate funds for the National Health Service.
Alexander-Arnold, Sterling, Wolves’ Diogo Jota and Brighton’s Dwight McNeil all reached the final four and Alexander-Arnold was the first player to book his place in the final.
Sterling had sent a warning to his England teammate ahead of the game in what looks rather awkward now.
“I kind of know how Trent plays so I’m looking forward to it. We’ve played before with the national team during camps in his room,” the Man City winger said, per the Premier League.
“I can’t play FIFA on the TV so he wins every time! But when I’ve got this little set-up here, he’s not beating me.”
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