Mahrez Match Winner Against Spurs Sends Man City To The Top Of The League
Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League as Riyad Mahrez‘s early goal gave them victory over Tottenham in a scrappy encounter on a Wembley.
The former Leicester City forward Mahrez scored in the 6th minute with a close range sweeping strike from a Raheem Sterling cross. He dedicated his goal to Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium after Saturday’s game with West Ham.
City deserved the win and could have avoided an anxious finale had David Silva and Sterling taken second-half opportunities, while Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris saved twice from Sergio Aguero.
Tottenham were restricted to limited opportunities but could have rescued a point late on, only for Erik Lamela to waste a golden opportunity in front of an open goal from substitute Dele Alli‘s pass.
City go ahead of Liverpool on goal difference with both teams on 26 points from 10 games.