Gabriel Jesus’ top 10 Manchester City goals

After five and a half years, ten trophies, 95 goals and 41 assists in over 200 appearances, Gabriel Jesus left Manchester City.

The Brazil international has swapped North West England for London, in a £45million deal that will see him and former Manchester City manager Mikel Arteta at the Emirates Stadium .

No City fan will deny Gabriel Jesus the chance to be a key player for the Gunners, although it’s a shame to see him go after one of his best seasons yet in a sky blue shirt.

Despite spending much of his City career on the wing or competing with Sergio Agüero for a place in the team, Gabriel Jesus managed to score an impressive 95 goals for the club, missing out on little to become the fourth player to reach the mark of the century. for the Etihad side since the 1980s.

Gabriel Jesus leaves Manchester City with the best wishes from the fans and, to celebrate his time at the club, we count down ten of his best goals in five remarkable years.

Gabriel Jesus celebrates winning the Premier League with Manchester City. (Alamy)

10. The historic FA Cup final (18/19)

Gabriel Jesus netted a brace as Manchester City claimed the biggest FA Cup final victory in over a century, but his second goal that day is the one on this list.

Sometimes harshly criticized for his lack of composure in his early years, the Brazilian showed no weakness as he latched on to a through ball from Kevin De Bruyne, tricked the keeper with a false shot and then headed home home to make it 4-0. .

In true Gabriel Jesus fashion, it was the No.33 who regained possession first, leaping past a defender to head towards his team-mate.

That same work ethic endeared Jesus to Manchester City fans from day one.

9. The sublime trick that beat Alexander-Arnold (20/21)

Much of Gabriel Jesus’ time at Manchester City was characterized by goalscoring in big games, and Liverpool were perhaps his most frequent victims.

With Liverpool leading City in an Etihad stadium left empty by coronavirus restrictions, it took a spark of Brazilian skill to break through the visitors’ famous defence.

Kevin De Bruyne was the provider again, and Gabriel Jesus’ first touch – a perfectly weighted kick inside his foot – left Trent Alexander-Arnold for dead before the striker leapt to equalise.

Manchester City were barely in the top 10 at the time and five points behind Liverpool, but after that draw they would go on to win the title at a gallop.

8. The European goal that almost got the net off the ground (20/21)

Around one in five of Gabriel Jesus’ goals for Manchester City came in the Champions League, where he often thrived against opponents who played very different football to what a Premier League side are used to.

There was something oddly Sergio Agüero-esque about that strike against Greek champions Olympiacos.

Picking up the ball from Kevin De Bruyne yet again, Jesus dribbled almost to the line before crashing into the roof of the net from what looked like an impossible angle.

Although shot power has never been an attribute associated with Gabriel Jesus, this stunning strike is solid proof that he has a rocket in his locker.

7. The performance that Raphaël Varane could not manage (19/20)

From one European night to the next, most Manchester City fans would name Gabriel Jesus’ performance in the 2020 Champions League knockout tie against Real Madrid as one of his best for the club.

Having already scored in the first leg, Jesus took control of the second (disputed in August thanks to the Coronavirus).

The Brazilian star held on to a loose header from Raphaël Varane – at the time considered one of the best centre-backs in the world – and managed to put in an excellent finish past Thibaut Courtois and give Manchester City a lead of two goals.

Jesus led the tattered Real Madrid defense all night and it was his relentless pressing that earned City the draw – he had also assisted the opening goal that night by pickpocketing Varane.

6. The time he scored two stuns in one game (19/20)

Long before deploying Gabriel Jesus on the wing was a common tactic for Manchester City, he gave a masterclass playing down the left to silence Turf Moor.

Starting from Vincent Kompany’s new home, Jesus had already scored a brilliant goal (more on that later) when Bernardo Silva sent a deflected ball from the corner of the penalty area to the edge of the penalty area.

The Brazilian improvised to launch a flying volley, which overtook Nick Pope before he could react.

Eric Cantona, eat your heart out.

5. Best of a hat-trick in Zagreb (19/20)

If I had a penny for every time a goal on this list featured Gabriel Jesus turning a defender wearing No. 66 before scoring, I’d have two pennies.

This time it was against Dinamo Zagreb on a sold-out European night.

Jesus dribbled deep into the box before the home defender charged him to make a tackle.

Instead, the Manchester City man brilliantly cut inside and let the opposition watch from the ground as he swung him past the keeper.

4. The chip that blocked the goalkeeper (18/19)

For most of his early years at the club, Gabriel Jesus was known for his close-range goals in which his movement would create a fairly straightforward finish.

After his heroism at the end of the Centurions season, however, more impressive shots began to become a regularity.

Yet another Champions League hat-trick, this one came in injury time with Gabriel Jesus desperate for his third goal. When Riyad Mahrez played the ball, Jesus glanced at the keeper off his line before kicking it perfectly over him and into the net.

He still hasn’t shaken that ‘tap-in merchant’ label among some fans, but goals like this show there’s more to his game.

3. The first of a couple to beat the caramels (19/20)

The fourth goal of 2019/20 on this list, Gabriel Jesus terrorized Everton as much as he terrorized Merseyside rivals Liverpool.

During the night, Manchester City was seriously struggling to bring down Carlo Ancelotti’s visitors.

It was Jesus who came with the goods, receiving the ball inside the box on a pass from Ilkay Gundogan. When he fell on him almost completely dead, he opened his body and curled a magnificent strike past Jordan Pickford and into the far corner.

2. The time he channeled Frank Ribéry

We’ve already mentioned that the No.6 goal wasn’t even Gabriel Jesus’ best strike in this game. No, this title surely goes to his first of the match.

When the Brazilian arrived at the entrance to the surface, he had only one idea in mind: to score.

Without hesitation, he clipped his favorite right foot and bent a shot that Sergio Agüero would have been proud of in front of a helpless Nick Pope.

A confident Gabriel Jesus like that is something any defense should fear.

Arsenal fans, this is exactly what you should expect.

1. The goal that made city centurions

Arguably the most iconic Premier League goal ever scored in what was technically a meaningless game, this Gabriel Jesus strike will surely live longest in the memories of most City fans.

With the Premier League title concluded early, Pep Guardiola’s men had only one thing on their minds: reaching that all-time high of 100 points. With just seconds left on the clock at Southampton 0-0, it looked like one of the greatest sides of all time had pretty much missed the chance to reach that monumental tally.

Until Jesus appears at the moment of death.

He must have known how much the fans and the team wanted to make a century of points out of it, but he kept his composure to hook the ball over the keeper and make history.

Will a hundred points ever be beaten? Maybe not, and if not, it was Gabriel Jesus who made Centurion’s only season a reality.

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