As Manchester City take an enormous step towards their fifth Premier League title and a third under Pep Guardiola by beating Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, many Sky Blues fans weren’t impressed with a rare off-day for Riyad Mahrez after his display in front of goal.
The Algerian has been in sensational form recently, averaging the second most shots per game on average in the Premier League out of any City player bar Kevin De Bruyne (WhoScored).
As well as this, Mahrez has 10 goals and six assists to his name in all competitions under Guardiola (Transfermarkt), but the winger couldn’t add to his tally against his former club on Saturday.
City were made to work for their openings and finally got through when surprising goalscorer Benjamin Mendy fired a composed right-footed finish past Kasper Schmeichel.
De Bruyne’s sumptuous through ball to Gabriel Jesus eventually resulted in the Brazilian tapping home City’s second after an assist from Raheem Sterling in the build-up, securing a monumental three points for the Sky Blues.
However, one caveat among some supporters was Mahrez’ inability to kill off the game at points, with the 30-year-old earning the lowest SofaScore rating (6.3) out of any City player and missing two big chances.
Here’s what these fans had to say regarding his performance, which one irate supporter dubbed “disgusting”.
Man City fans slam Mahrez
“KDB is going to finish his career with about 50 assist minimum robbed, it’s disgusting Mahrez that awful”
“Mahrez was bobbins today. Discuss”
“Mahrez has been shockingly poor in front of goal today.
He’s had at least 2 good chances to register his name on the scoring sheet but he made a complete mess of both.
The latest of which came from the KDB’s exquisite pass to play him through.”
“Poor performance from Mahrez today”
“How is Mahrez not burying that. He had a poor game”
“Mahrez is so poor at close range
He likes to finish in style instead of just kicking the ball into the net”
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