Gabriel Jesus bags brace as Man City win; United cruise

Gabriel Jesus scored a stoppage-time winner as Manchester City snatched a 2-1 victory over Swansea City in the Premier League.

City had looked like they would have to settle for a point after the relegation-threatened Swans recovered from a first-half battering at the Etihad Stadium to equalise through Gylfi Sigurdsson on 81 minutes.

But Pep Guardiola’s men stepped up the pressure in the latter stages and Jesus, who had opened the scoring after 11 minutes, claimed his second of the game after Lukasz Fabianski saved his header.

The result lifted City to third in the table and enabled them to breathe a sigh of relief after a performance of near complete dominance before the break.

Sixth-placed United won 3-0 at Leicester City on Sunday, putting them within five points of second-paced Tottenham Hotspur, but leaders Chelsea are 14 points ahead of Mourinho’s men.

Speaking at his postmatch news conference, the United manager said: “My team is playing very well.

“But for many, many years in my career — especially in this country when my teams were ruthless and when my teams were phenomenal defensively and very good on the counter-attack — I listened, week after week, how that was not enough in spite of winning the title three times.

“It looks like, this season, to be phenomenal defensively and in counter-attack is art, so it is a big change in England.

“But I don’t want to change how we play.”

Espn

 

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