By Alan Duffy
Raheem Sterling joined Trevor Cherry as one of only two England players to be sent off in a friendly game after the Liverpool wingman was shown his marching orders against Ecuador on Wednesday. Cherry’s came against Argentina in 1977, by the way.
To be fair to Sterling, it was a rash challenge but one which could easily have seen the ref only handing out a booking. However, Valencia’s reaction, in which he grabbed Sterling’s throat was rather over-the-top and got the Man Utd man sent off too.