Man City forward Gabriel Jesus sports lump on head after scoring header
But the recalled striker broke no betting rules as he took a bashing to put Manchester City back on top with a double in the 3-1 defeat of Everton.
The Brazil star, 21, sported a huge swelling on his cheek in TV interviews afterwards – courtesy of a flying header for his second goal.
Brave Jesus showed flair with a sore head as he bulleted the ball home – with BOTH his strikes coming from Leroy Sane crosses.
Former Palmeiras hitman Jesus had gone 11 games and 487 minutes since his last Prem goals.
But this comfortable win over the eighth-placed Toffees proved to be the ideal occasion to rebuild his confidence.
Gabriel Jesus celebrates his first goal – seemingly a less painful experience than the second
Dominic Calvert Lewin briefly gave outplayed Everton hope by halving the deficit midway through the second period.
But City substitute Raheem Sterling promptly came on to net with his first touch.
The England flier's latest intervention in his superb season came a week after he spoke out over the fierce abuse he received from Chelsea fans during last Saturday's 2-0 loss.
And Etihad chief Pep Guardiola was also lifted by long-term casualty Kevin de Bruyne returning for a 15-minute cameo.
The Belgium superstar replaced record buy Riyad Mahrez as City men eased home.
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