VIDEO: Raheem Sterling Recreates Steven Pienaar’s Unconventional Header Trick

Callum Rice-Coates

​Manchester City's Raheem Sterling has attempted, and succeeded in recreating Steven Pienaar’s famous header trick.

Unlike the South African midfielder, however, Sterling's skill was carried out in the dressing room, not on the pitch. Still, it was no less impressive, and no less unconventional.

Sterling and his teammates had just been held to a 2-2 draw by lowly Middlesbrough, although the atmosphere in the dressing room seemed to be relaxed following the game.

It's perhaps not a trick that could be used during a game, but it seemed to amuse some of Sterling's teammates, and Pep Guardiola will likely be pleased that he is working on his technical skills so soon after a game.


Sterling was used as a second half substitute against Middlesbrough, replacing Gael Clichy in the 50th minute, but could not inspire his side to a win. 

A late Gabriel Jesus goal rescued a point for the visitors at the Riverside Stadium, ensuring that City remain a point above rivals Manchester United who slipped up at home against Swansea.


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