Mahrez strikes winner as Manchester City go top of the league
Riyad Mahrez struck early in the first half at Wembley to hand Pep Guardiola’s men a deserved win. Mahrez converted it home from Raheem Sterling’s sixth-minute cross that eventually became the winning goal.
He then dedicated his goal to the dead Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
It has been very, very difficult Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Confirmed Dead in a Helicopt for me,” the Algerian told Sky Sports.
“The boss was very special to me. I spent four and a half years there and have many memories with him.
“He was such a good person and had a big heart. It was heart-breaking and shocking for me to hear this news and for all of the other people who died with him. I am with Leicester and the family of the victims.”
Mahrez joined Leicester from Le Havre for £400,000 and later to Manchester City last summer.
Manchester City are now the table leaders with Liverpool the second on a goal difference.