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Manchester City's Yaya Toure says Raheem Sterling should have dived against Tottenham

Posted: 23 January 2017 Time: 09:22

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes Raheem Sterling should have gone down in the box when he was pushed by Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker on Saturday.

With the match poised at 2-2, in the dying moments, Sterling burst into the area and looked clean through on goal before the Spurs man came across and clearly shoved him in the back.

The young winger was knocked off balance but did not go down and ended up toe-poking a weak shot, which Hugo Lloris easily saved. Toure admitted that if he were in Sterling's position, he probably would have gone down to win a penalty.

"If you have a bit of experience like me, you'd maybe 'dive' and that's maybe what you have to do," he said.

"He's too honest, he wants to be proper in these sort of games. If the lad's like that, you can't tell him he's wrong, if that's what he tries to do but, when you see it, he couldn't miss the goal - but Walker pushes him in the back."

City dominated much of the encounter and looked to be cruising at 2-0 up before Spurs bounced back with two second half goals to earn a point.

"It is unfair sometimes. I will go home and watch the highlights and break the glass and be angry," he added.

"It is two points going away. We played against a good team. Tottenham are fantastic, they play well, they are strong, they fight for every ball, but we deserved three points."

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