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Gabriel Jesus returns to Man City training

Manchester City v Swansea City - Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City has his header saved in the build up to scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Swansea City at Etihad Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Gabriel Jesus has cleared the next hurdle in his race to return for Manchester City this season.

Monday is the Brazilian’s 20th birthday, and Jesus marked the day by returning to training for the first time since breaking his foot before Valentine’s Day.

The recovery time is eyebrow-raising, even given Jesus’ young age.

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High-flying City was held to a goal or less in five of nine matches following the injury.

Jesus will obviously not feature in the big match against Chelsea on Wednesday, but the pressure is back on Sergio Aguero and Co. to do enough to keep their places in the City XI.

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