UK Double striker Gabriel Jesus helped Man City win Everton 2-1 in round 21 of the Premier League on January 1.
Jesus at the 51st minute and the 58th minute – Richarlison at the 71st minute.
Man City fans are a bit nervous looking at the starting lineup for Man City. Midfielders Fernandinho and Rodri play as center-backs in the 3-4-3 formation. The rest of the defense was 18-year-old Eric Garcia and second goalkeeper Claudio Bravo – who took the place of Ederson who was sick.
Like the Wolves 2-3 defeat, Man City did not show that they were fine without Ederson. Bravo made the mistake of putting the home team under pressure in the last 20 minutes. But unlike the defeat a week ago, Man City this time was not fired and kept all three points, forcing Carlo Ancelotti to receive the first defeat at Everton.
Before Bravo passed the ball to the foot of Everton, creating conditions for Theo Walcott to create an assist for Richarlison to score in the 71st minute, Man City completely owned the match.
The home team controlled the ball 65%, launching 16 points against Everton’s seven. Despite not scoring in the first half, the Man City attack was more impressive than what they showed against Sheffield at Etihad in the previous round.
How much sure Carlo Ancelotti’s teachers played in the first half was lacking in focus in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Everton loosened Gabriel Jesus and Man City scored twice in 51 and 58 minutes, after neatly handled.
The Brazilian striker opened the scoring from the right foot into the top corner, before finishing the double with a low left foot shot into the near corner. His assistants were Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez. In the last five games against Everton, Jesus scored seven goals.
That would have been eight, if Jesus had not hit the post from the empty post, just after Man City was shortened by the opponent in the 71st minute. But that missed goal did not affect the victory consecutive years of Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students before Everton.
The Etihad team continues to chase the second table of Leicester with a difference of one point. They also reduced the gap with Liverpool to 11 points, but played two more games than the top team.