Raheem Sterling scores hat-trick as Manchester City hammer Atalanta

Raheem Sterling grabbed a quickfire second-half hat-trick as 10-man Manchester City thrashed Atalanta 5-1 to put one foot in the Champions League knockout stages.

The England forward struck three times in the space of 11 minutes after Sergio Aguero had netted twice to cancel out Ruslan Malinovsky’s penalty opener for the visitors at the Etihad Stadium.

City’s victory lifted them five points clear at the top of Group C with three games still to play but there were downsides.

Phil Foden, who otherwise had a fine game, was sent off for two bookable offences and Rodri hobbled off injured.

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