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The best jokes as Raheem Sterling gets a penalty after tripping himself up against Shakhtar Donetsk

Appeared to trip after kicking the turf in 6-0 win.

By Thomas Joseph

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There were Raheem Sterling penalty jokes after Man City were awarded one when he tripped over himself in a Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk
(Image: Антон Зайцевsoccer.ru)

Manchester City were helped to a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk by a penalty awarded after Raheem Sterling appeared to fall over himself with a defender in relatively close proximity.

The controversial decision came midway through the first-half of a Champions League group stage clash between the two sides at the Etihad on Wednesday night.

It’s been debated online, with some suggesting the player should have owned up after realising there was no contact between him and Mykola Matviyenko.

Following the final whistle, Sterling apologised:

I went to chip the ball and I don’t know what happened next.

I ended up on the floor and turned around. I don’t think I felt contact, it was just my bad.

I hit the floor and scuffed the floor. Apologies to the ref and apologies to Shakhtar.

Here are the best tweets and jokes as Raheem Sterling gets a penalty after tripping himself up against Shakhtar Donetsk:

How did the defender get away from that without a red card?? LMFAO🤔😂 pic.twitter.com/j14ykxLevu

— Arvo🇫🇮 (@DembeleDribble) November 7, 2018

I was closer to Sterling than their defender. And I'm at home.

— Daniel Leach (@Bluemoondan) November 7, 2018

Vicious foul leaves Man City player wounded for life. That should have been a red vardref is absolutely blind. #manchestercity #mancity #shaktar #sterling pic.twitter.com/U7rbwxxJTL

— Henrique P. 🍺 (@NEKAHHAKEN) November 7, 2018

*Sterling tripped by himself

— Jonny (@Jonny00488548) November 7, 2018

Worst Sterling fall since Brexit pic.twitter.com/ITlZgVj05g

— Wedgeman Simon (@miniminter) November 7, 2018

Somebody call 911, Shawty Fire Sterling on the dancefloor pic.twitter.com/b0yOqJxDsv

— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) November 7, 2018

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— تركي (@tut2b) November 7, 2018

“Raheem Sterling VICIOUSLY LASHES OUT at the ground & CUNNINGLY CHEATS his way into winning a penalty for Man City” pic.twitter.com/92EAjuToee

— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) November 7, 2018

Raheem Sterling's M16 assault rifle tattoo gets out of control and wins him a penalty at the Etihad! pic.twitter.com/v5LNwjv39m

— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) November 7, 2018

Lukaku does this he gets laughed at, Sterling does this he gets awarded a penalty kick 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/MfyYCgW7VT

— ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) November 7, 2018

Penalty every day of the week and given too. Correct decision there, absolute stone wall pen. No way that should not have been given. The way his foot attacks his own ankle is absolutely disgusting. Blatant penalty for Sterling there 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ixUZbv4WqZ

— 'Drawty' (@DrawtyDevil) November 7, 2018

Clear foul by the grass on sterling here. Should've been a straight red pic.twitter.com/6fki1paBL7

— Jacob :D (@lfc_jxcxb) November 7, 2018

Pyatov’s reaction to one of the funniest pen. calls in football history. #Sterling pic.twitter.com/nviMF8cWDP

— tohajiilee (@yagizhaktan) November 7, 2018

@DailyMailUK so when do I start?

— Jordan (@Jordan_LFC18) November 7, 2018

@boyrakin Man City getting an unfair advantage in a UEFA competition? Shocking.

— Daniel (@DannyJewitt) November 7, 2018

It really begs the question… WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS GUY? pic.twitter.com/pMBhvGCMc5

— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) November 7, 2018

Sterling wins a penalty. pic.twitter.com/52mPrIunVX

— Graham Abbott (@HarboroAbbo) November 7, 2018

Sterling's leg tattoo shot itself. Only logical explanation.

— Steven (@StevenMcinerney) November 7, 2018

Deffo penalty!!! How has sterling's left boot escaped a red card there? pic.twitter.com/Bf0eL4hb59

— Unredacted Blue (@quagmireisablue) November 7, 2018

Raheem Sterling now hitting such high levels at Man City that he can win penalties without being tripped or diving. Fair play

— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) November 7, 2018

If Sterling had told the ref it wasn't a pen he'd have probably got booked for arguing with the decision

— DaKeB (@Dakeb_MCFC) November 7, 2018

Pep says Sterling could have admitted it was no penalty but that "last season Milner could have admitted it was his pass for our offside goal". #MCFC

— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) November 7, 2018