Raheem Sterling was one of the few danger men for Manchester City over 120 minutes of play in Sunday’s League Cup Final, so it’s fitting that he scored the winning penalty kick.
And as the Man City supporters sang of a Blue Moon, Sterling was floating over it.
“It’s a great feeling,” he said. “I’m home, at Wembley in my city.”
The kick was not without drama, as Sterling rattled the bar with the ball before his attempt crossed the goal line.
Not that his manager knew anything about it until the cheering.
“Pep said he didn’t watch it, where did it go? I told him top bins.”
Sterling praised Chelsea’s effort, and refused to be drawn into talk of a quadruple.
Instead he doubled down on the day-to-day — or trophy-to-trophy — grind.
“Chelsea played a really good game today. They were solid, but you know football is 90 minutes plus extra time but we kept focus and done the business.”