Back in the days, there used to be a banner at Anfield: “Jesus Saves – Rush Scores from the Rebound”. Here, just when Manchester City needed it most, Gabriel Jesus scored from the rebound to ensure Manchester City’s second successive victory since his arrival.
It was, however, nothing like the 4-0 score of West Ham with which the 19-year-old from Sao Paulo had announced himself on Wednesday night. It was an afternoon which Manchester City dominated then squandered before Jesus rescued the game in stoppage time with a header that was shot straight at Lukasz Fabianski.
In a first half which Manchester City dominated, the Swansea keeper had pulled many more difficult saves but he was unable to hold to the ball and Jesus did the rest. Manchester City clambered back into the Champions League places above Arsenal and point behind Tottenham but fully 10 adrift of Chelsea.
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