Friday 24 May, 2019

Jesus double leads Man City past Everton 3-1

Manchester City's Fabian Delph, right, and  Raheem Sterling, centre challenge Everton's Theo Walcott, left, during their English Premier League football match  at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Manchester City's Fabian Delph, right, and Raheem Sterling, centre challenge Everton's Theo Walcott, left, during their English Premier League football match at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Manchester City showed there was no lasting damage from last week's surprise defeat at Chelsea as the Premier League defending champions beat Everton 3-1 Saturday.

Gabriel Jesus scored twice and substitute Raheem Sterling grabbed the other goal to lead City back to the top of the standings ahead of second-placed Liverpool's standout game against rival Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Jesus pounced on a throughball from Leroy Sane to slide the ball under England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and give the home side the lead midway through the first half.

The Brazil forward made it 2-0 with a powerful close-range header from another Sane assist in the 50th minute, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave Everton hope of mounting a comeback when he nodded in a cross from Lucas Digne 15 minutes later.

Sterling restored City's two-goal advantage when he headed in a center from Brazil midfielder Fernandinho in the 69th.

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