Jesus sends Man City top as Spurs leave it late

Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Gabriel Jesus scored twice in Manchester City‘s 3-1 victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as the champions took full advantage of Liverpool’s inactivity to return to the top of the Premier League.

The home victory was sealed by a strike from substitute Raheem Sterling as City quickly banished memories of last week’s defeat at Chelsea to move two points clear of Juergen Klopp’s unbeaten side who entertain Manchester United on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur were the only other team in the top five to play, edging Burnley 1-0 with an injury-time strike from substitute Christian Eriksen, while Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Watford all won too.

There was further good news for the new leaders Man City in the return from a knee injury of Kevin De Bruyne, who played 15 minutes as a second-half substitute in his first game for six weeks.

Guardiola, whose team have 44 points from 17 games while Liverpool have 42 from 16, added that he was looking forward to tuning in to Sunday’s clash at Anfield. 

REUTERS/Reporting by Neil Robinson; Editing by Ian Chadband

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