Sterling passes Yaya in scoring charts

English Premier League

Raheem Sterling climbed above Yaya Toure on Manchester City's leading scorers list in the Premier League after netting a hat-trick against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

It was a wonderful day for the England international who bagged three goals as the Citizens thrashed Brighton 5-0 to lock up second spot at the AMEX Stadium.

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Not only is it Sterling's best scoring season ever with 27 goals across all competitions, he is now the Citizens' second all-time leading scorer in the Pemier League with 63 goals.

Sergio Aguero remains the outright leader with 180 goals in 230 league appearances but Sterling has now moved above Yaya Toure with his hat-trick last night.

"The most important thing for me is to add goals to the team," Sterling told Sky Sports.

We want to win the FA Cup and the Champions League otherwise these goals don’t mean anything. I need to make sure they count."

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"The problem we’ve had this season is creating a lot of chances and last season we finished them and buried games early on. This season we’ve not had the luck but we’re growing and doing things right," he added.

"We were disappointed last week to lose at Southampton. We created chances but couldn’t finish them. But it's great to bounce back with an away win."