Jesus saves Manchester City
Gabriel Jesus's last-gasp goal helps Manchester club clinch 2-1 win against Swansea
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus (right) celebrates his goal with teammate Pablo Zabaleta during an EPL tie in Manchester yesterday. Pic/AFP
Manchester: New star Gabriel Jesus tapped in an injury-time winner as Manchester City snatched a 2-1 victory over plucky Swansea 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.
City step up the pressure
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. The hosts created numerous chances and should have had far more to show for their efforts than a 1-0 lead at the interval.
It came as no surprise when City took the lead after 11 minutes, so much had they bossed the early proceedings.
David Silva weaved down the left and laid the ball back for Raheem Sterling. Martin Olsson met the England man with a challenge but the ball rebounded kindly for Jesus to tuck home his second goal for the club from close range.
Relegation-threatened Swansea City’s midfielder Leroy Fer cuts a forlorn figure yesterday. Pic/AFP
City were flat in comparison to their earlier high tempo and they were made to pay when Sigurdsson burst forward and drilled a low shot into the bottom corner from outside the area. City started to show some urgency and sent on Aguero. The Manchester club found a way through in injury time when Jesus connected with Silva's cross.
Fabianski kept out the header but Jesus pounced on the rebound to settle the contest.