Brazil international Gabriel Jesus was on target as his Manchester City side sealed a fourth round berth in the FA Cup. The Brazil attacker scored one of the goals on the way to a 4-1 win at League Two side Swindon Town and he could have scored more after he missed a penalty just after the hour mark.

Premier League champions Manchester City were able to survive the challenge of Swindon Town to become the first side to qualify for the FA Cup fourth round. The Citizens had a lot of Covid-19 cases in their squad but that didn’t stop them from winning their FA Cup third round tie with Swindon Town.Manager Pep Guardiola, several backroom staffs and at least seven players were affected.

Manchester City secured a two-goal lead at the end of the first 45 minutes. Portugal international Bernardo Silva scored in the 14thminute to give the Citizens the lead. Brazil player Jesus added a second goal for Manchester City on 28 minutes. The goals from Silva and Jesus ensured that the Premier League leaders had a comfortable lead at the half-time break.Ilkay Gundogan then made it 3-0 for Manchester City just before the hour mark thereby taking the game away from their lower league opposition.

Swindon Town were given a little hope of forcing a stalemate at the end of regulation time when lively forward Harry McKirby pulled one back for the hosts on 78 minutes only for it to be extinguished by a fourth goal from young City forward Cole Palmer. The well deserved strike from Palmer sealed the victory for the Citizens and a passage to the next round of the FA Cup this season.

The Premier League champions were able to make light work of their FA Cup third round clash with Swindon Town despite a lot of high profile absence. The Citizens will now turn their attention back to the Premier League where they have won eleven matches in a row.