Peter Crouch and Shaun Wright-Phillips have both delivered verdicts on Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, after the Brazilian scored a brace during his side’s 4-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night.
Jesus, 23, has been in and out of form this season – but he was clinical on Tuesday night as City overcame a minor wobble to win 4-1. They took the lead through a Leander Dendoncker own goal, dominating the first 45 with 80% possession.
But in the second half, Wolves came back in – with Conor Coady scoring his first ever Premier League goal. It took until the 80th minute City to finally take the game by the scruff of the neck, and Jesus nabbed too while Riyad Mahrez also netted.
Crouch discussed Brazil international Jesus, who now boasts stats of 79 goals in 180 games for the club. He feels that it must be “difficult” to be compared to that of Sergio Aguero, while Wright-Phillips was full of praise for the striker’s work rate.