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Gabriel Jesus saved Man City against Liverpool – but comparisons to Aguero and Bergkamp are wayward

For reasons best known to themselves, Sky chose to compare Gabriel Jesus‘ equalising goal here to the one scored by Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal at Newcastle in 2002.

Jesus’ control, spin and finish was top class at the Etihad. Bergkamp’s goal still looks as though it came from another galaxy.

But in terms of importance, Jesus’ goal is up there with any scored by a Manchester City player for quite a while.

Gabriel Jesus had plenty to shout about after scoring a superb equaliser to thwart Liverpool

Broadcasters decided to compare the effort to Dennis Bergkamp's 2002 Premier League strike

Broadcasters decided to compare the effort to Dennis Bergkamp’s 2002 Premier League strike

No matter that City couldn’t cap a second half of territorial dominance with a second goal. No matter that Kevin de Bruyne missed a penalty.

Jesus ensured that City took a point from this game and that keeps them in touch with the only rival they will have to finish above if they are to win the the Premier League this season.

The early impressions made by Aston Villa, Everton, Southampton, Tottenham and now Leicester have been welcome and surprising in equal measure.  

We have wanted a more competitive division for a while. Nevertheless, these two remain the best teams by a distance…