Bouncing back from a harrowing 3-2 defeat away to Wolves, Manchester City have secured two much-needed wins on the trot – overcoming Everton 2-1 in their latest outing thanks to a brace from Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian striker netted two second-half goals in quick succession as they eventually buried the Toffees and halted Carlo Ancelotti’s momentum as manager, with Richarlison’s goal back providing a nervy ending to proceedings.
Can Cancelo oust Walker out of the team?
However, away from Jesus following his sensational impact, one man has also taken his fair share of the plaudits from the New Year’s Day encounter – with full-back Joao Cancelo getting a warm reception from fans during the 90 minutes.
Cancelo, who signed from Juventus in a £60 million deal last summer, has had to work hard for game time due to the form of fellow right-back Kyle Walker – but now some supporters think he should be starting more regularly over the Englishman.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter surrounding his performance.
Better than Walker
— Simba Walker (@Simba_Walker_) January 1, 2020
Should be starting every game
— Liam 💢🏴 (@NorthMCFC) January 1, 2020
He was class today…hope will get same kind of performance from him
— Venkat_kola (@Venkatkola10) January 1, 2020
Yep. He needs to play more to get used to it all.
— Stevie Boy CTID (@HuishDesign) January 1, 2020
So much better than walker
— 🏴 StockportIniestaSZN 🇯🇲 (@StockportGOAT) January 1, 2020
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More comfortable with the ball than Walker
— marek gucciano 1️⃣7️⃣ ⛵ (@LeRoiSan3) January 1, 2020
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