Raheem Sterling does not know how he wasn't awarded a penalty late on in the defeat to Chelsea.

Manchester City will have to wait to finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy after they slipped to a late defeat to their fellow Champions League finalists.

Sterling had put the Blues ahead in the first-half but Sergio Aguero failed to double the advantage after his embarrassing attempt at a Panenka from the penalty spot was easily saved.

Hakim Ziyech dragged his side level on the hour mark and in the dying second Marcos Alonso bundled the ball past Ederson to complete the turn-around.

However, when the score was still 1-1, City could have been awarded a penalty after Sterling was upended by Kurt Zouma in the box, but the referee and VAR did not adjudge it to be a foul.

Sterling was incredulous at the decision and doesn't understand how it wasn't awarded.

"For me, I couldn't get a shot off because he's put his knee on the back of my hamstring," Sterling told Sky Sports.

"I don't know how it's not a penalty, I don't know how it's not been reviewed properly, the ref said it's been reviewed but at the end of the day, personally, I knew it was a penalty. I thought the VAR was here to help but it wasn't meant to be.

"He said to me that it's been checked, it's been cleared, it's not a penalty but for me it was a sure penalty."

Despite getting on the scoresheet, Sterling was obviously disappointed with the result and believes a failure to take chances cost City.

"Yeah, It's a difficult one to take especially we had chances to finishes the game off," he added. "We didn't finish it off so we got punished, simple as that.

"Yeah, it was good to get on the score sheet I thought it was going to be the day we get it over the line. As I said we didn't finish our chances and against a team like Chelsea, with the players they have, they'll punish you."