Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez put on another brilliant display as his side strolled to a dominant 6-1 victory at the expense of relegation-threatened Aston Villa, resulting in these football fans flocking to social media and hailing the ‘underrated’ star after his brace in the Midlands on Sunday evening.
Mahrez, who signed for the Sky Blues in the summer of 2018, briefly smashing their transfer record at that time for a £60 million fee from Leicester City, has been a much-improved asset since the start of this campaign. The Algerian winger has, so far, accumulated seven goals and seven assists this season – bettering his numbers in half the time when compared to his debut campaign for Pep Guardiola’s side, as per SofaScore.
Now, after scoring a brace at Villa Park which set his side on their way to securing a dominant victory, football fans, in general, have flocked to praise a brilliant showing from the African Cup of Nations winner. One even suggested he was better than Liverpool’s Mo Salah, with the former Leicester City man having averaged more shots per game, key passes and dribbles than the Egyptian according to WhoScored.
Having said all that, see some of their best reactions to the 28-year-old below.
Better than salah
— Nehe (@cfcnehe) January 12, 2020
Been superb this year
— The Fourmidables. (@Fourmidables_) January 12, 2020
MAHREZ >>>>>>>> SALAH & MANE
— ¥🇫🇷 (@CFCYagxn_) January 12, 2020
I’ve been saying it for ages pic.twitter.com/wTrnQQ5KvZ
— Alex Jones (@jonnes_alex) January 12, 2020
Someone call an ambulance man he broke so many ankles
— 🌊™️ (@RealistGlizzy) January 13, 2020
Cannot believe we never paid the money 😒 but we dropped 70 on Pepe
— MaxWop (@Groovy_iii) January 13, 2020
Filthiest of ballers
— SimonSays (@frankland_p) January 12, 2020
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