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Sterling bags a brace in Vietnam

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Raheem Sterling scored twice for Manchester City as his new side thumped a Vietnam national team 8-1 in the final match of their pre-season tour.

Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva also scored two apiece while Marcos Lopes and Jose Angel Pozo grabbed the other goals in Hanoi.

It was City's fourth victory of the tour after wins over Adelaide United, Melbourne City and Roma, with a single defeat to Real Madrid, and Manuel Pellegrini's squad will now return to Manchester before travelling to Stuttgart at the weekend.

Pellegrini hails Sterling and youth while Yaya praises Hart

Manuel Pellegrini had words of support for Raheem Sterling, saying the forward will improve from playing with the likes of Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.

Sterling made his City debut against Roma in a pre-season friendly.

Meanwhile midfielder Yaya Toure ha praise for Joe Hart, who scored a penalty and saved two, along with a warning that the goalkeeper would mention his exploits more than once:

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Hart the hero as City win Sterling debut on penalties

Manchester City needed penalties to see of Italian side Roma in Raheem Sterling's debut for the club.

Sterling just over two minutes to open his City account, sliding the ball past Roma's keeper.

But the match finished 2-2, going to penalties, with Joe Hart scoring from the spot, before going on to save a spot kick from Rom'a Keita.

City and Liverpool confirm Raheem Sterling transfer

Manchester City and Liverpool FC have both confirmed that Raheem Sterling's transfer has been finalised.

Sterling was transferred to city for £49 million, a record signing for an English player.

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Police investigate threats made to Sterling's daughter

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Police are investigating a number of offensive comments made to footballer Raheem Sterling on Twitter.

The 20-year-old is expected to move from Liverpool to Manchester City this week for £49 million. Officers say they're taking threats against his young daughter extremely seriously.

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"The language used in these tweets is abhorrent,"

"We are taking the incident extremely seriously and an investigation by detectives in Liverpool CID is ongoing.

"People who use the internet to target others and who commit criminal offences such as harassment or hate crime in doing so are not beyond the law and can expect to be brought to justice."

– Merseyside Police

Sterling's move to City expected to be completed today

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Raheem Sterling's move from Liverpool to Manchester City is expected to be completed later today.

The two clubs have agreed terms for the 20 year old, with a record breaking price tag of £49 million, making him the most expensive English player ever.

Sterling's arrival at the Etihad Stadium will bring an end to a six-month saga which has been acrimonious in spite of Brendan Rogers' insistence that his personal relationship with the player remains intact.

Sterling angered Liverpool club officials in February by rejecting what Rogers described as "an incredible deal" .

The impasse deepened when Sterling's agent, Aidy Ward, claimed the player would not sign even for "£900,000 a week".

Police investigate twitter threats aimed at Raheem Sterling and his daughter

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Merseyside police have opened an investigation after Raheem Sterling and his his three-year-old daughter, Melody Rose, were subjected to racial abuse and threats on Facebook.

The tweets apparently came from upset fans after the announcement that Raheem was moving from Liverpool to Manchester City in a record £49 million deal.

The language used in these tweets is abhorrent.

We are taking the incident extremely seriously and an investigation by detectives in Liverpool CID is on-going.

People who use the Internet to target others and who commit criminal offences such as harassment or hate crime in doing so are not beyond the law and can expect to be brought to justice.

– A Merseyside Police spokesman

Watch: Brendan Rodgers talks about Raheem's transfer

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At a press conference in Bangkok Brendan Rodgers answered questions about Raheem moving to Manchester City and their relationship.

Brendan says that subject to a medical the £49 million deal will go through, he also said that he had a strong relationship with Raheem right up until the team left for Thailand and that they have no issues.

Liverpool kick off their pre-season tour against True Thai Premier League All Stars in the first of four friendly clashes.

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