While Palmer celebrated by shrugging his shoulders to the crowd, Sterling ran towards the corner flag, in front of the travelling City fans, and stopped his celebrations prematurely.
Explaining why he didn&apost celebrate fully, Sterling said he reigned in his happiness and insisted he had nothing to prove to City.
“I scored and scoring is a good feeling,” he told Sky Sports. “You remember it&aposs your old club so don&apost try to overdo it. I had a great time at City, people know what I can do.”
Meanwhile, Palmer didn&apost touch on his own celebration, but said he was excited in the build-up to this game to show City what he is capable of after his summer exit.
“It was very strange, the first time I&aposve played against City, he said. “I&aposve got the utmost respect for the club I spent 15 years at, It was nice to see some friends. I&aposve got a lot of friends there.