By 90Min
October 18, 2017

Gabriel Jesus scored his 15h Manchester City goal on Tuesday night, doubling his side's early lead in a crucial Champions League win against Group F rivals and Serie A leaders Napoli to extend their 100% winning record and put one foot in the knockout rounds.

It is a remarkable scoring record from the young Brazilian in just 22 appearances for the club.

To make it even more impressive, he has scored his 15 goals in only 20 starts, and has registered six assists during that time as well. It takes Jesus' combined tally of goals and assists to 21, showing just how much of an impact he is having in a City shirt.

Many would have expected Jesus to need time to settle in England. He was just 19 years of age when he arrived from Palmeiras in January and was coming straight off the back of a full Brazilian league season that had only finished a month earlier in December.

Adapting to the climate, language, food, style of football, everything, could have taken a few months, and few would have begrudged the player a slow start as a result.

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And yet, he was off the mark very early. Jesus bagged a goal and assist in his first Premier League start on 1st February in an FA Cup win over Crystal Palace and hasn't looked back.

But for a broken foot suffered in only his third start for City, one could easily argue he would have scored more than the seven goals in 11 games that he managed in the first half season.

In 2017/18, Jesus has already matched the 11 games in all competitions, with his goal against Napoli this week bettering his goal tally as well. He is up to eight for the season already, with the sky really the limit given the way that City have been scoring goals as a team.

Next up for Jesus and City is a home Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday.

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