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Gareth Southgate backs Raheem Sterling to bounce back for England

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Gareth Southgate believes that Raheem Sterling will bounce back from a testing week when England host Slovakia in Monday night’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium.

By Giuseppe Labellarte, Reporter
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 09:20 UK

Gareth Southgate has backed Raheem Sterling to bounce back from a testing week when England host Slovakia in Monday night’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium.

The 22-year-old scored a stoppage-time winner as Manchester City beat Bournemouth 2-1 in the Premier League last weekend, but was then sent off for excessive celebrations.

Sterling’s future at the Etihad Stadium was also in doubt as he was reportedly close to joining Arsenal as a makeweight in the Alexis Sanchez deal, only for it to fall through.

The winger was taken off at the break by Southgate as the Three Lions struggled to break Malta down, before the visitors improved after the break to eventually run out 4-0 winners.

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