Gabriel Jesus ended his goal drought as Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League for at least a day with a 3-1 win over Everton.
Jesus gave City the lead at the Etihad with a low finish (22), his first goal in 12 appearances, following Leroy Sane’s delightful assist, and he made it 2-0 on 50 minutes by heading home from close range from another weighted Sane cross.
Everton halved the deficit through Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s own header (65), but substitute Raheem Sterling restored the two-goal cushion with a header of his own (69), converting Fernandinho’s ball from close range to end a difficult week on a bright note.English Premier League Sun 16, 16:00Price Boost
The result means champions City are back on the summit after Pep Guardiola’s 100th win in all competitions with the club, with Liverpool two points behind and hosting Manchester United live on Super Sunday. Everton are now without a win in four.
The first chance of the game fell to Everton as Lucas Digne found Richarlison at the far post, but the Brazilian could not keep his volley from 10 yards down. But after a sloppy start, City began to turn the screw.
Bernardo Silva’s dinked cross from the left was nearly diverted into his own goal by Michael Keane under pressure from Jesus, before Jesus himself got the opener.