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Jose Mourinho Realising Raheem Sterling Was Already On A Yellow Card Is Genuinely His Best Ever Moment

Josh Lawless

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Jose Mourinho Realising Raheem Sterling Was Already On A Yellow Card Is Genuinely His Best Ever Moment

Jose Mourinho has produced a host of priceless moments but we're not sure anything comes close to his reaction when he was reminded that Raheem Sterling was on a yellow card.

Exactly two years ago today, Mourinho led Spurs to a 2-0 win over Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Steven Bergwijn bagged on his debut, with Heung Min-Son adding the second 20 minutes from time.

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But the game will be best remembered for Mourinho's incredible realisation that Sterling had already been cautioned.

England winger Sterling was fortunate to avoid a red card 12 minutes in when he produced a reckless tackle on England colleague Dele Alli.

Surprisingly, VAR did not send Sterling off and he remained on the pitch.

Then, at the end of the half when Ilkay Gundogan missed from 12 yards, after VAR had eventually awarded a penalty for Serge Aurier's foul on Sergio Aguero, Sterling went down when goalkeeper Hugo Lloris rushed out to collect the rebound.

A penalty was not awarded, but Sterling was also not shown a second yellow for what might have been perceived as simulation.


And when Mourinho was told by his assistant Joao Sacramento that Sterling was already on a yellow, his reaction was genuinely outstanding.

One second he was laughing and drinking his water on the bench, then in an instance the Portuguese manager was leaping out of his seat to remonstrate to fourth official Graham Scott on the touchline.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The superb clip of the swift change in an emotions went viral at the time. Arsenal legend Ian Wright was covering the clash for Premier League productions and he was in absolute stitches.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Jose Mourinho, Raheem Sterling, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City

Josh Lawless
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