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Sterling surpasses Ronaldo’s EPL tally.

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Raheem Sterling netted his 85th Premier League goal on Tuesday, a tally that puts the Manchester City winger ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the division’s all-time goalscorer standings.

Sterling opened the scoring for his club after 31 minutes against Watford, and struck again before half-time to send Pep Guardiola’s charges into the break 2-0 up at the Vicarage Stadium. The 25-year-old now has 19 for the 2019/20 Premier League season, putting him level with Liverpool marksman Mohamed Salah and a single goal behind Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who in turn trails current league top scorer Jamie Vardy, who boasts 23 strikes to date. Unlike his challengers for the scoring crown, Sterling is not an orthodox centre-forward, playing primarily in a wide position for City since moving from Liverpool in 2015. And when it comes to hitting the net, the England international belongs to a select club of stars who have posed a regular goal-scoring threat from outside the forward line.

Tuesday’s double marked his 84th and 85th league goals, which means he has now surpassed Ronaldo’s United mark – scored, like Sterling, mostly as a winger. In the history of the Premier League, only five non-strikers have managed to score more than the City star. Sterling now shares sixth place on that list with Eden Hazard, who also netted 85 times during his time at Chelsea. Ahead of that pair sit southay legend Matt Le Tissier, who scored 100 Premier League goals with the Saints – a number that ascends to 160 when taking into account his strikes in the First Division prior to 1992-93.

Next is Paul Scholes, the author of 107 goals while at Manchester United, with long-time Reds team-mate Ryan Giggs a nose in front with 109.

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Uk government to allow 1000 fans to watch Anthony vs Pulev fight at wembley stadium

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One thousand fans will be allowed to watch the coming boxing big battle between English and Nigeria star Anthony Joshua and Bulgarian opponent Kubrat Pulev.

This will be the first time this year that the United Kingdom government will be allowing fans into the stadium since March due to the serious disturbance of deadly COVID-19. Coronavirus disturbed virtually all sporting activities in England and the rest of the world as the Premier League games was also stopped for three months. And since the return of football in England and other parts of the world, the English government are still locking all stadiums so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anthony Joshua will be putting his heavyweight titles on the line against Kubrat Pulev in a duel that will come up on December 12.

According to the report on Daily Mail, PDC chairman Barry Hearn explained that he is waiting for more information from the UK government. ‘We are geared up for fans to come back. If they give me 1,000 I will be over the moon but we waiting on more information from the government and health authorities. ‘We have got the AJ fight coming up as well without a ticketing agency, but believe you me we are standing by and waiting to press a big red button on my desk.” Anthony Joshua’s last professional fight was against Andy Ruiz and the 31-year-old did well to beat the Mexican and collected his titles back

One thousand fans will be allowed to watch the coming boxing big battle between English and Nigeria star Anthony Joshua and Bulgarian opponent Kubrat Pulev.

 

 

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