Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus test positive for COVID-19

Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus test positive for COVID-19

Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres handed the Blues a relatively routine result against Steve Bruce's Magpies to deliver a late Boxing Day present of three points at the Etihad Stadium, in miserable conditions crafted by Storm Bella.

City, eighth in the league table, host Newcastle United on Saturday before visiting Everton on Monday.

Bernardo Silva struck the post as City threatened more goals in the pouring rain at Etihad Stadium, despite again struggling to show the free-flowing football of previous years under Pep Guardiola. There are weird results for everyone, this season you have to be calm in the good and the bad moments. "I have the feeling we are getting better".

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker have tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club said on Friday.

"That is the tempo we need to play". "Today our positional game was ideal, unfortunately, we could not score more goals but it is a good result and three more points", Goal.com quoted Guardiola as saying".

"We can not think much, the schedule is a game every three days. Today our positional game was flawless", added Guardiola.

Jesus started the game against Arsenal and opened the scoring after just three minutes.

A cross from the impressive Cancelo was intercepted by Federico Fernandez, though it fell perfectly to Ferran Torres who finished into the bottom corner easily for his seventh goal of the season, in all competitions.

The Belgian is yet to score from open play this season and paid for his hesitation as he looked for a teammate to square the ball to when clean through on Karl Darlow as the Newcastle 'keeper kept his side in the game before half-time.

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