Manchester City have dedicated their win over Watford on Tuesday night to the injured Gabriel Jesus, much to the delight of the fans.
City ran out 3-1 winners over Marco Silva’s side to extend their lead at the table of the Premier League table to a brilliant 15 points.
Man of the moment Raheem Sterling opened the scoring with barely a minute gone – his 18th of the season in all competitions – before a Christian Kabasele own goal doubled the hosts advantage just over ten minutes later.
Sergio Aguero added a third and his 16th of the campaign just past the hour mark, before Andre Gray pulled back a late consolation goal for the Hornets to deny goalkeeper Ederson a clean sheet.
Following the victory, Man City dedicated the win to the recently injured Jesus via their official Twitter account.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 2, 2018
Jesus has been ruled up for up to two months following an injury sustained in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace. The 20-year-old Brazilian striker went off in tears during the first half, and a scan later revealed he had suffered medial collateral ligament injury.
Pep Guardiola confirmed the news, saying: “He [Jesus] will be out between four and six weeks – a little bit longer, I don’t know – but between one month and two months.”
The Brazil international – who was on the sidelines for the game on Tuesday evening – will be a sorely missed figure in the coming weeks, having scored 10 goals this season.
That's a fantastic gesture
— Helen Fernandez (@fernandez_helen) January 2, 2018
This respect between Players this is so good
— Gaël ⚽??? (@gaelc444) January 2, 2018
— Ali M. Fannami (@em_fannami) January 2, 2018
— Rapha Yves Guerdson (@yvesguerdson) January 2, 2018
He can just resurrect anyway it’s not that big of a deal ffs
— ethan (@UtdEthan) January 2, 2018
I wish jesus quick recovery……..the lads did the 3points for ya.
— Evera?❤❤?? (@iam_Evera) January 2, 2018