Monday, 21 November 2022 16:13

Sterling nets first World Cup goal as England rout Iran

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Jamaican-born England winger Raheem Sterling scored his first goal at a World Cup on Monday, during the Three Lions' 6-2 win over Iran in their opener in Qatar.

The Chelsea star scored his side's third goal in first half stoppage time, finishing off a Harry Kane cross with a brilliant volley into the goal. He also registered an assist on the day in an all-around strong display by England.

Sterling featured for England at the two previous World Cups, in Brazil (2014) and Russia (2018), but failed to score on both occasions.

A native of Maverley in St Andrew, Sterling is the first Jamaican footballer to score a goal at the tournament since Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore at the 1998 World Cup in France.