Raheem Sterling: Manchester City star buys 550 tickets so pupils from former school can attend FA Cup semi-final

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City, who have been unable to sell their allocation for the game, take on Brighton and Hove Albion at Wembley on Saturday

Raheem Sterling has reportedly bought 550 tickets so pupils at his former school can watch Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final.

The Manchester City winger grew up a short walk away from Wembley Stadium, the venue for his side’s match with Brighton, with commentary live on talkSPORT.

Raheem Sterling has bought the tickets for pupils from his old school

Raheem Sterling has bought the tickets for pupils from his old school

The Daily Mail report that Sterling made the request to staff at the Ethiad Stadium prior to the FA Cup clash.

The England man will also meet pupils from Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley where City are training on Thursday and they will then travel to the match on Saturday.

The 24-year-old has also reportedly arranged for travel for everyone attending.

“Raheem wanted to do something for the kids from his old school and approached the club to see what could be done,” a source told the Mail.

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“They are going to come up and meet him and then they are going to watch him in action.

“It pretty much sums up the kind of guy he is. He hasn’t made a fuss over it and he doesn’t really want attention. It’s just a decent thing to do.”

Manchester City were still selling tickets for their FA Cup semi-final clash just two days before the match.

City have reportedly sold 25,000 tickets to date, having been handed roughly 30,000.

The club also sent back a further allocation of 2,000 tickets supplied by the Football Association, as these were more expensive than the originally allocated tickets.

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