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.

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.


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.

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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