Manchester City 2 Swansea 1
Jesus 11 Sigurdsson 81 Jesus 90+2
He played instead of Aguero and scored an early goal.
After Aguero came on, Sigurdsson fired a 20-yard shot that flew low past Cabellero.
But when David Silva crossed left-footed from the right, Jesus headed down, Fabianksi saved and the new boy tapped in the winner.
Swansea were rightly aggrieved that the free-kick that started that move was taken with a rolling ball by Clichy, who knew there were only a few seconds left.
What style of player is this lad?
Some predators,like Davor Suker and Robbie Fowler, were never fast.
But they had uncanny skills.
Jesus scored two goals against Swansea, a team that has just beaten Southampton and Liverpool.
He is a strong athlete who is smart enough to stay onside and sharp enough to read where the ball is going to be. A striker like Jesus needs to play in an attacking team that creates lots of chances and City have players who do that.
He can dribble and link the play very naturally, so his all-round game has helped him to fit in quickly.
But Jesus will be a goal-machine because he does 90% of his best work in his head and off the ball.
Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva are chance-machines,while Sterling and Sane are unselfish wingers who usually pass to better-placed team-mate.
I reckon he’ll score four goals in a game by the end of next month.
However, I need to see this young man more often.
Because right now, I’m guessing.
So I emailed Rio to ask Alex Abreu Gontijo if Gabriel Jesus’s style reminded him of anyone.
Alex said Jesus is a generous player, rather than a selfish one.
Remarkably, he says that Jesus reminds him of Peter Beardsley!
PS. I also went to Manchester when I was 19.
Like Jesus, I needed time to adjust. Even though I came from Hertfordshire, not Brazil, and already spoke quite good English.