Manchester City won 2-0 against West Ham United on Wednesday evening but supporters had some qualms about the performance of Gabriel Jesus. The 22-year-old was guilty of missing three big chances in the first-half and could have had a hat-trick on another day.
Jesus missed his first one-on-one with Lukasz Fabianski after hesitating on the ball and trying to round the goalkeeper. The Brazilian international missed his second by failing to shoot with his weaker foot, leading to Aaron Cresswell getting back to block his shot. He missed a third opportunity after curling a tame effort into Fabianski’s hands.
— David (@Ted246_) February 19, 2020
Someone find a pair of shooting boots for Jesus! #mcfc
— David Lamb (@dlamb75) February 19, 2020
Love Gabriel Jesus but he does miss so many chances 😩 #MCFC
— ManCityzens (@ManCityzenscom) February 19, 2020
If only Jesus was a proper number 9, Aguero is our only striker. #MCFC
— Bright Joseph (@BlossomsMinds) February 19, 2020
— Matty P 🔴⚽ (@MattyPNFFC) February 19, 2020
Well that was pretty straightforward really, shame Jesus left his shooting boots at home, he should have had a hattrick, Kev sublime as usual so on we go Blues. #MCFC
— MancSoMCFC 🐝 ✊ #nopasaran #resist (@ManCandLovingIt) February 19, 2020
Good performance just what the dr ordered. Fair to say Jesus had a bit of a mare infront of goal. How good was KDB though jheez, passing, shooting, workout all there as usual but also tracking back, tackles, interceptions all on point tonight. #ComeOnCity #MCFC 💙
— Jordan Wilson (@JordanW91) February 19, 2020
Against West Ham, Jesus played for 90 minutes, made 60 touches, created two chances, had four shots with 50% accuracy, completed 89.7% of his 39 passes, found a teammate with both long balls, made three tackles, drew two fouls, made five successful dribbles and made one interception.
The 22-year-old has made 34 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating 25 goals. Jesus looked short of confidence on Wednesday and needs to stop second-guessing himself when through on goal as he spurned good opportunities.