Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jesus Is on Double Top Form for Brazil

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jesus Is on Double Top Form for Brazil

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GABRIEL Jesus sent out a warning to Mark Hughes - scoring twice for Brazil ahead of Saturday's clash with Stoke.

The City striker is set to lead Pep Guardiola's attack in the absence of the injured Sergio Aguero.

And his return to scoring form comes at the perfect time after enduring his longest goalless run for City since signing in January.

Jesus has gone three games without a goal since scoring against Watford last month.

His goals in the 3-0 win against Chile on Wednesday - both coming in the second half - will be major confidence boost after the 20-year-old was critical of his own performances before the international break.

"I've not played so well these days, I was not playing so well against Shakhtar," he said after being substituted during the Champions League tie. …

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