“ He was actually in front of goal and he sent it upside down … we both know it’s disgusting ”: Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Zaha playfully bicker over the goal of the Manchester City star in thrilling FIFA 5-4 ePremier League Invitational win
- Wilfried Zaha was annoyed by his rival Raheem Sterling during the ePL Invitational
- Sterling’s Man City won 5-4 over Zaha’s Crytal Palace in the FIFA tournament
- Each Premier League club is represented by a celebrity player or fan
- The tournament prize fund will be donated to the NHS via #PlayersTogether
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Wilfried Zaha was disgusted on Wednesday after losing to Raheem Sterling in FIFA 20 in the first round of the Premier League esports tournament.
In the absence of real football due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sterling’s Manchester City beat Zaha’s Crystal Palace in a 5-4 thriller, and each of them scored with their own virtual players.
But it was Sergio Aguero’s tap-in – played against goal to give City a 4-3 lead – that made the two stars laugh as they bickered full-time.
Wilfried Zaha (left) and Raheem Sterling laughed together as they played in their FIFA match
Wilfried Zaha told Sky Sports: “ He was actually in front of goal and he sent it upside down. I’m not complaining, we both know it’s disgusting, you won.
Raheem Sterling replied: “ Listen to Wilf, Crystal Palace is set to win the league, it’s the last minute of the game, you are done on goal, Andros Townsend is by your side. To win the league, you’re going to pass the ball, right?
WZ: “You didn’t pass it to the side, you passed it.
“How dare you compare those two, but you got the win, I can’t complain but you said ‘pass it to the side’, Aguero was not to the side.”
RS: ‘I’m just going to go to my Instagram now and ask my followers to type “disgusting” and “sweaty”. I will have this tendency.
WZ: “You are a joke, you are proud of yourself and you sat there smugly.
RS: ‘I am proud of myself. I won and I can go to bed tonight and sleep peacefully. You are not going to be happy when you sleep tonight.
WZ: ‘It will be fine.’
Sterling’s Man City beat Zaha’s Crystal Palace in Premier League esports tournament
Sterling’s victory earned him a place in the last 16 of the ePL Invitational, where he will face Andre Gomes of Everton, who won an 8-0 victory over Reece James of Chelsea.
The tournament semi-finals and finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday April 25 and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
The rest of the first round matches will continue on Thursday before the quarter-finals on Friday. All matches can be followed on the Sky Sports YouTube and Twitch channels, as well as the Football Daily YouTube channel.
The tournament prize will be donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative in support of the NHS.
Sterling to face Andre Gomes in final 16 after 8-0 win over Chelsea’s Reece James