Gabriel Jesus makes Man City history with goal and assist on first Premier League start

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The Brazil international, who replaced Sergio Aguero in the XI against West Ham, set up the opener before scoring his first goal for his new club

Gabriel Jesus is the first Manchester City player in the Premier League era to score and provide an assist on his first start for the club.

Eyebrows were initially raised as the Brazil international replaced Sergio Aguero in the starting XI for Wednesday's meeting with West Ham.

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But City fans needn't have worried, with Jesus laying the ball on a plate for Kevin De Bruyne to slot home the opening goal at the London Stadium.

And, with David Silva having scored a second soon after, the former Palmeiras star got on the scoresheet himself when he stroked home Raheem Sterling's pass across the box.

Jesus becomes the third City player to have been involved, either with a goal or an assist, in two plus goals on their first Premier League start.

Samir Nasri provided three assists on his first league start for the club back in 2011, while Felipe Caicedo scored twice in a 5-1 win over Hull City.

Aguero, meanwhile, contributed a goal and an assist on his debut for City, also in 2011, but did so as a second-half substitute.

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Nineteen-year-old striker Jesus was finally able to complete a move to City earlier in the January transfer window, with the young forward making his third appearance for the club in all competitions against the Hammers.

Jesus had a goal ruled out in what was his debut for the club in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham but has now found the net in game number three after managing an assist in the 3-0 FA Cup win over Crystal Palace.

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