7 key passes, 86% accurate - Five key stats from Sterling's performance against Norway

Raheem Sterling

Liverpool star Raheem Sterling was a shining light in an otherwise flat performance by England against Norway. He was better than any of his teammates in two areas.

Raheem Sterling was the standout player for England in an otherwise disappointing friendly performance against Norway.

Roy Hodgson’s side won the game 1-0 thanks to a Wayne Rooney penalty but Sterling was one of the only individuals to light up a half Wembley with some exciting attacking play.

Here are five key stats from the Liverpool man’s performance last night.

7 – He made seven key passes during the game, which was more than any other England player.

2 – The number of dribbles he completed against a dogged Norwegian team. Again, more than any of his teammates.

2 – The number of tackles he made during the game. The joint highest along with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.

86% - His passing accuracy during the game, which is 16% better than his accuracy during the 3-0 Liverpool win against Spurs.

67 – The number of touches he had during the game. That’s 20 more than Liverpool teammate Daniel Sturridge produced and a remarkable 38 more than captain Rooney.

Sterling’s performance bodes well for England’s first 2016 European qualifying game against Switzerland this Monday.

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