Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with victory over Everton at Etihad Stadium.
Everton threatened early on but Jesus put the hosts in front in the 22nd minute with his first league goal since August ‚Äď latching on to Leroy Sane‚Äôs through ball and sliding a finish under Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford.
That came after the visitors should have taken a 15th-minute lead through Richarlison but the Brazilian volleyed Lucas Digne‚Äôs cross over the bar from seven yards.
Five minutes after half-time Jesus powerfully headed in his second from a pinpoint Sane cross.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled a goal back for the visitors with a 65th-minute header but just four minutes later substitute Raheem Sterling regained City‚Äôs two-goal lead.
Three minutes after coming off the bench, the England forward was left unmarked in the six-yard box to head in a cross from Fernandinho to score with his first touch.
Midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who has been out with a knee injury, came on as a substitute in the 75th minute for his first appearance since 1 November.
The win takes City two points clear of Liverpool, who will return to the top of the table if they beat Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
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