Raheem Sterling's family say they also celebrated near miss goal

The sister of footballer Raheem Sterling, who went to school in Wembley, has told ITV London that his family also thought he had scored during the first few minutes of Saturday night's world cup match against Italy.

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Mum jumped on sofa when she thought Raheem had scored

England's Raheem Sterling gets past Italy's Andrea Pirlo Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive

Kimberley Sterling, Raheem's younger sister, said she and their mother both thought Raheem had scored - along with the rest of the country - in the first few minutes of England's first match on Saturday night.

She told us that her mother jumped onto the sofa in joy as they watched England's match against Italy at home in London.

England fans leapt in the air, believing the 19 year old's goal shot in the first 2 minutes had hit the back of the net. The BBC coverage flashed up 'GOAL', only to discover seconds later that the ball had only found the side-netting.

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