Mahrez stars, dedicates win to fans as Manchester City reclaim top spot


Riyad Mahrez was one of the stars of the night as Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table

Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez has dedicated Manchester City’s latest win to their fans after the club returned to the top of the Premier League table after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

The defending champions expectedly dominated proceedings at the Etihad but were made to dig deep for the win that sees them return to the top of the table.

“Thanks for coming to the game and watching the game,” Mahrez said. “

“This victory is for you our fans and we have to keep going. Thanks for the support,” he added.

After a goalless opening half of the game, Algerian playmaker opened the scoring for the Cityzens when his deflected effort found its way past Robert Sanchez in goal for BHA.

Mahrez nets the opener..

Mahrez then turned provider as he played through teammate Phil Foden for another deflected goal to double the lead ten minutes later.

Mahrez was outstanding for the Cityzens, creating four chances, three key passes, and completing two take-ons.

If City’s first two goals had a great deal of fortune about them, the third scored by Bernardo Silva was one that should particularly please his manager, Pep Guardiola.

Mahrez scored one and assisted another of City’s three goals.

An excellent pressing from City saw the ball fall to Silva, who went on to finish spectacularly with his one-touch football from the edge of the box to wrap up the win for Manchester City.

In the end, a deserved win for Guardiola’s men which sees them back at the summit of the PL after dropping to second for 24 hours.