Jesus delighted to score brace against Swansea

Date published: Sunday 5th February 2017 3:00

Gabriel Jesus was delighted to announce himself to Manchester City’s fans with a match-winning contribution against Swansea.

Three goals in his first two Premier League starts have made the Brazilian an instant hero at City, with two on Sunday on his full home debut including a winner deep in stoppage time.

He told Sky Sports afterwards: “It means a lot for me, playing in front of our fans.

“We deserved to win, we were trying to score from the first minute, and of course I’m very happy to score these two goals.

“I’m very happy to get into the team so quickly and everybody at the club tries to help me get better every day.”

Jesus was speaking with team-mate and compatriot Fernandinho as an interpreter and the midfielder reflected on a difficult match.

After Jesus’ first-half opener, relegation-threatened Swansea drew level through Gylfi Sigurdsson only for Pep Guardiola’s new signing to have the final say.

Fernandinho said: “It was a very, very tough game for us, but Gabriel scored two goals and we were unlucky for theirs.

“They played with five men in the middle and tried to close down the space, and even though we scored the first goal we didn’t find much space to create chances.

“In the second half they tried to play more football, play on the counter-attack, but in end he (Jesus) scored a great goal.”

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