The two England internationals clashed just outside the Tottenham penalty area early in this afternoon’s blockbuster fixture inside the North London club’s plush new state-of-the-art stadium, with referee Mike Dean very close to the incident.
After Sterling’s tackle, Dean quickly brandished a yellow card but plenty of Spurs supporters watching at home had the benefit of watching several replays – none of which showed the challenge in a particularly forgiving light:
As you can probably imagine, the reaction to the tackle was pretty strong on social media, with some absolutely furious at the lack of a red card:
Do you think Sterling deserved to receive his marching orders, and was there any malicious intent in his actions?
Let us know in the comments section below…