WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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GABRIEL Jesus tied a long-standing Premier League record held by a former Welsh Premier player of the season during Manchester City's 2-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The Brazilian, who arrived at the Etihad in January, played the full 90 minutes at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening and City's win means that he has now won eight of his 11 Premier League appearances, drawing the other three.

In the history of the Premier League, former Welsh international and Manchester United midfielder Simon Davies holds the record for the most appearances without suffering a single defeat in their entire English top flight career.

Coming through the United youth system and part of the Class of '92 that won the 1992 FA Youth Cup in a team that included the likes of David Beckham, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt, Davies made only 11 Premier League appearances before leaving for Luton Town for a fee of £150,000 in 1997. But, those 11 appearances, of which only four were in the starting line-up, resulted in seven wins and four draws.

Davies, who is now in charge of Manchester City's Elite Development squad, had spells at Rochdale and Macclesfield before joining Bangor City, where he was Peter Davenport's first signing, and was named as Welsh Premier player of the season in 2002/3. He then spent one year at TNS on a full-time contract before returning to Farrar Road, but signed for Rhyl midway through season 2004/5.

After two years coaching and playing for Chester Reserves, Davies made a surprise move to Airbus UK in February 2007 and made a total of 97 (+11) appearances, scoring nine goals.