Report and free highlights as City seal second 5-0 in victory in four days; Brighton stay eight points clear of the relegation places with three games left to play
The England forward got Pep Guardiola's side up and running in the 21st minute, curling an effort beyond the dive of Mat Ryan before Gabriel Jesus added City's second just before half-time (44).
Sterling, who has now netted six goals in his last six Premier League games, then scored two headers - the second in bizarre fashion - either side of Bernardo Silva's tap-in to take his personal goal tally to 27 for the season, his best campaign for goals in his career.
Raheem Sterling has scored 27 goals in all competitions for Manchester City this season - this is his best scoring season in his career. สนุกเกอร์ออนไลน์
Since the 2015/16 season when he joined Manchester City, only Harry Kane (9) and Sergio Aguero (7) have scored more Premier League hat-tricks than Raheem Sterling (4).