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06:40  14 november  2019
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Sterling dropped after Gomez England 'disturbance'

  Sterling dropped after Gomez England 'disturbance' Raheem Sterling will not play in England’s European Qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday due to an incident at their St George's Park training complex.England manager Gareth Southgate said that "emotions were still raw" after Sterling was involved in a clash with Joe Gomez towards the end of Liverpool's 3-1 win over Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

Reaction : Southgate speaks on Sterling - Gomez confrontation. 'The biggest test yet for Gareth Southgate '. Sterling dropped after clash with Gomez . At a team meeting on Monday night, Southgate , Sterling and Gomez all spoke as the manager decided on the appropriate action to take.

Raheem Sterling won’t line-up to face Montenegro in England’ s Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday after the winger initiated a training ground bust-up with Joe Gomez . Former England striker Stan Collymore backs Southgate ’ s decision and shared his reasons for doing so on on Twitter.

Gareth Southgate © Getty Images Gareth Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to restore axed star Raheem Sterling to the starting line-up for Sunday's Euro 2020 qualifying trip to Kosovo following his altercation with Joe Gomez.

Sterling will miss Thursday's fixture against Montenegro at Wembley as punishment for his confrontation with England team-mate and Liverpool defender Gomez.

The pair clashed during Sunday's Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool and were involved in an incident in a private area of England's St George's Park training base.

Raheem Sterling holding a frisbee

While Sterling will sit out England's 1000th match in London, the City forward is poised to return to the fold against Kosovo in Group A.

Southgate: Families fall out, we're united

  Southgate: Families fall out, we're united Gareth Southgate has likened the row between England team-mates Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling to a family disagreement.Sterling is understood to have taken offence to Gomez laughing with several other England team-mates in the training ground canteen before asking "you think you're the big man now?" - and then trying to grab the Liverpool defender round the neck.

Joe Gomez takes part in England training at St George’ s Park with a scratch suffered in an altercation with Raheem Sterling visible beneath his right It is thought Southgate did not witness the episode but acted after being informed of what had occurred between the pair on Monday in the players’

Raheem Sterling believes Southgate has overreacted to Gomez altercation. He has been impressed with Sterling ’ s reaction in training and expects the 24-year-old, who has eight Sterling and Gomez clashed when Liverpool defeated Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday and

"Yes," Southgate said when asked if Sterling will start on Sunday. "Without knowing what might happen in tomorrow's game and everything else, but I can see that being the case.

"His reaction has been brilliant. He spoke to the team really well and he's trained really well and I can't fault his reaction at all.

Raheem Sterling © Getty Images Raheem Sterling

"So, there might be observation about where he might be in terms of me and giving you an honest answer of what I think he's likely to be thinking. But in terms of how he's trained and how he's been around the guys and with us, I'm happy."

While Sterling is expected to return, it remains to be seen whether Gomez will feature as he vies with the likes of Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings and John Stones for a place in Southgate's XI.

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Gareth Southgate is willing to forget Raheem Sterling ' s training ground clash with Joe Gomez as soon as England's match with Montenegro is over. On Monday, Southgate took the unprecedented step of axing his star player from his squad for one match after he fought with Joe Gomez .

Chilwell says England backed Southgate ' s decision to axe Sterling after Gomez rowCredit: Rex Features. Sterling trained on Tuesday after being allowed to stay with the England squadCredit Asked about his reaction when told he must speak at St George’ s Park, he said: “I was shocked as to

Raheem Sterling © Getty Images Raheem Sterling

Southgate added: "I'm not going to pick the whole team for the next two games, but whatever decision I make, what happened last Monday won't have any bearing on selection for the next two games.

"He is up against three outstanding, experienced centre-backs at his club. But he's a young defender and we've always thought highly of him as a player and as a character. So he's developing well.

"I know he'll want to play more with us, but he's already proved to us against the likes of Brazil and Germany that he can cope at the highest level and thrive at the highest level.

"Of course, when you're not getting a number of games at club level it's more difficult to come straight into the national team. But that doesn't mean we've lost faith in him because that's why we've kept him in the squad."

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Gareth Southgate's team strolled to a win on Sunday and set some team and individual landmarks along the way as a successful year drew to a closeEngland’s final goal in a 4-0 drubbing of the Balkans, scored by Mason Mount, was their 38th in the last 12 months, their most since 1908, according to Opta.

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