Manchester City needed to win today to capitalise on losses for both Arsenal and Liverpool on Saturday. It will be smiles all round then that they managed to snatch a last-minute 2-1 victory against Swansea at the Etihad.
Starting your first home game for a club is always a big occasion and as a striker, it’s something you always want to mark with a goal. Gabriel Jesus must be delighted with his day’s work.
Smashing home in the 11th minute and then giving City victory in the closing moments of the match, Jesus has now directly contributed to five goals in his first three starts for The Citizens.
He had a fantastic game across the 90 minutes, always linking up with his teammates well in the final third, giving Guardiola’s side an incisive edge. If his first few games are anything to go by then he has a very bright future at Man City.
When Gylfi Sigurdsson scored an equaliser, it looked like City would labour to another draw and more dropped points.
But Jesus’ last-minute goal delighted the home support, proving he has the magical touch required to win games on his own for the club.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the teenager’s performance…
Think @ManCity fans will enjoy following Jesus over the next few years. Don't need to watch him for long to see he's seriously talented.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 5, 2017
Perhaps witnessing the beginnings of another Premier League great. Knew Gabriel Jesus would do well for Man City, but not this well so soon.
— Daryl Hammond (@DarylBHammond) February 5, 2017
Instinctive finish from Gabriel Jesus, anticipated it so much quicker than everyone else in the box
— Ghedin1878 (@Ghedin1878) February 5, 2017
Gabriel Jesus is looking like a class player, at such a young age, he can go on to become a star! #MCISWA
— #TeamLH (@Nadal_LH_Fan) February 5, 2017
Brilliant game. Incredible ending.
Such a competitive league. Gabriel Jesus looks some player for 19.#MCISWA
— Jim Slaven (@JimSlaven) February 5, 2017
Gabriel jesus is just brilliant Man city needs him more than anything now
— Usifo the Don. (@UsifoOsagie) February 5, 2017
This Gabriel Jesus kid is simply amazing. #cityvswans
— Evans Eric Omondi (@omonzi) February 5, 2017
Gabriel Jesus truly is magical! Unbelievable.
— Tarek Matar (@tmatar7) February 5, 2017