The former Leicester City man pointed to the sky as he celebrated a goal scored just a day after the tragic confirmation that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the chairman of his old club, was killed along with four others in a helicopter crash.
After his horrible miss from 12 yards against title rivals Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has kept his faith in the talented winger as he keeps getting the nod ahead of star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne since his return from an injury lay-off. The Algerian has since scored back to back league goals including a match winner at Wembley against Spurs to restore the defending champion’s position at the top of the Premier League table.
Liverpool’s comfortable win over Cardiff City on Saturday had seen the Reds move to the summit of the log, but the Citizens are now back in charge courtesy of their record signing’s early strike against Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Monday evening.
Six minutes into the clash, Mahrez swept home the opener from a Raheem Sterling cutback, after the England winger benefitted from Kieran Trippier’s sloppy defending. His fourth league goal of the season was enough to see off the scrappy encounter.
The 27-year-old – who was taken off in stoppage time – has now scored five goals in 15 games across all competition and will hope to add to that tally when City square up with Fulham in Thursday’s League Cup encounter.