Social media has gone into overdrive after Manchester City star Raheem Sterling’s horror miss at the weekend.
The Englishman produced what was one of the worst misses of the season (if not all time) during his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley.
With the score 1-0 to City, Sterling wasted a glorious chance to put the game to bed on 70 minutes, glancing Kyle Walker’s ball across the six yard box wide from less than two yards out.
Sterling’s face was one of disbelief, as were the fans behind the Burnley goal, who couldn’t quite believe what they’d seen – especially given Sterling’s form this season.
The former Liverpool man has already found the net 19 times in all competitions this season.
The miss proved costly, with Burnley going to find a late equaliser.
Manager Pep Guardiola refused to blame Sterling for the dropped points at Turf Moor, saying after the game: “It is football, next day he is going to score a goal. Raheem scored against Southampton in the 96th minute. Today he missed one chance. That can happen.”
Whether Guardiola blames Sterling or not, the fans – City and mutual alike – cannot quite believe how he missed what looked like a certain goal …
— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) February 3, 2018
— Matemai (@ThamuTawengwa) February 3, 2018
Raheem with the miss, and dive of the season in one move…
Sterling effort. pic.twitter.com/5pnTQHuQg7
— Around The Grounds (@ArndTheGrnds) February 4, 2018
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) February 3, 2018
Sterling with miss of the season in this game v Burnley. Watch on match of the day. Incredible miss !!!
— Ross Phillips (@Ross7Phillips) February 3, 2018
Sterling missed from 3 yards! Miss of the season that!
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) February 3, 2018
Still buzzing over Sterling's miss, probably the worst miss I have ever seen in my life, fair play Raheem lad!
— Paul MCFC Johnston (@mothball69) February 3, 2018
Just seen Sterling’s miss. Phil Jones would’ve buried it. #MOTD
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) February 3, 2018
The Raheem Sterling miss against burnley reminds me of Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
I just can't forget that part of South Africa 2010 world cup.
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@OGBENI_OPA) February 3, 2018