sport news HOT OR NOT: Raheem Sterling was superb under pressure at Wembley

HOT OR NOT: Raheem Sterling was superb under pressure at Wembley but Christian Benteke's barren run goes on Raheem Sterling shone under pressure as Manchester City won Carabao Cup  Team-mates have always said Fulham boss Scott Parker was a natural leader  Chris Hughton and Brighton have one win in the league since December 4

By Ian Ladyman for MailOnline

Published: 16:45 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 19:01 GMT, 1 March 2019

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It's Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail's IAN LADYMAN reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold this week.

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RAHEEM STERLING

Lost beneath the fuss over Maurizio Sarri’s spat with his goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga at Wembley was the nature of the winning penalty. 

At the end of what had been quite an average shoot-out Sterling’s kick was as perfect it could possibly be. Sterling can have the occasional problem in front of goal but that was a superb effort under pressure.

Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty as Manchester City won the Carabao Cup

Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty as Manchester City won the Carabao Cup

BRENDAN RODGERS

The marriage between the Irishman and Celtic had looked in trouble for some time but there is much anger in Glasgow at his departure and much of that is because Rodgers was fond of regularly spelling out his love for club. 

Rodgers can be an engaging orator but may now know that sometimes it is possible just to say a little too much.

Brendan Rodgers recently left Celtic to take over from Claude Puel as Leicester manager

Brendan Rodgers recently left Celtic to take over from Claude Puel as Leicester manager

SCOTT PARKER

Not all good players become good coaches but

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