Raheem Sterling carried his fine form in front of goal onto the national stage, scoring England’s third goal as the Three Lions thrashed Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley. The City winger formed a formidable partnership with Spurs striker Harry Kane to take the Bulgarians apart, with Sterling setting up Kane for the opening goal, with the Spurs man returning the compliment in the 55th minute for Sterling to finish.
The win puts England in a commanding position at the top of Group A, one point ahead of Kosovo who they meet on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, Bernardo Silva scored Portugal’s fourth goal as they beat Serbia 4-2. The City man made the game safe for the Portuguese in the 86th minute after the Serbs threatened to mount a revival. It was Portugal’s first win of the qualifying campaign and they sit 8 points behind group leaders Ukraine, but have two games in hand.
Kevin de Bruyne’s Belgium eased to a 4-0 win away to San Marino. The City man didn’t get on the scoresheet, as the Belgian’s recorded their fifth straight win to top the group.
Let’s hope all of City internationals come back unscathed for the trip to Norwich on Saturday.