Fabian Delph's Half Time Prediction About Raheem Sterling Couldn't Have Been Worse
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If Raheem Sterling couldn't bend his leg in the right way to kick himself on Saturday evening then there's a good chance that Pep Guardiola would have volunteered to help him out, but it was actually Fabian Delph's fault he failed to score, kind of.
It's not like Manchester United have never overturned a 2-0 deficit to win a Premier League match before but Saturday's win against Manchester City was a real throwback but at the same time something very special.
Stopping City winning the league would have plastered a smile across the faces of all their fans and they'll also still be scratching their heads as to how they were actually able to do so.
As well as being 2-0 down the Red Devils were looking an utter shambles at the back towards the end of the first half and Raheem Sterling looked like he should have buried three chances, including a couple of one-on-ones.
Inevitably Sterling would have a frustrating afternoon as United pulled off the most unlikely of comebacks making what Fabian Delph said to him in the tunnel before the second half pretty awkward.
As per a conversation that can be heard at 16:35 of the tunnel cam video Delph said to his teammate, "Keep getting in the positions. You're gonna get two or three."
Any one who knows the laws of jinxing would know that you can't go round saying stuff like that, especially dealing in such absolutes, madness Fabian.
Sterling would go on to have other chances as well none more so than from a late corner, with City now trailing 3-2. The ball went to Nicolas Otamendi but he could only divert it towards Sterling. The England winger barely had time to maneuver his feet and was only able to hit the post.
Instead it was Paul Pogba who was the player to grab two goals and the Frenchman only really needed a couple of chances to do so as well, smashing in from close range to pull one back before his header made it 2-2.
When Chris Smalling volleyed in the third it would have been Smalling feeling it most, and maybe Delph too!