Riyad Mahrez (R) reacts with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
Monday Oct 22, 2018. 16:14
Riyad Mahrez is starting to prove his worth for Manchester City, following yet another stellar performance for the English Premier League champions this past weekend.
The Algeria international has found form following a slow start to life at the Etihad Stadium and put in yet another superb shift as the Sky Blues thumped Burnley 5-0 on Saturday.
City head coach Pep Guardiola kept faith in Mahrez despite the former Leicester City winger taking time to settle in Manchester, and it has paid dividends.
Mahrez has now scored three goals in nine games this season, including a stunning strike in their thumping of Burnley.
"Mahrez played with personality," said Guardiola.
"He scored a great goal, the assists he created, how aggressive he was, was so good.
"He’s a guy who likes to play with the ball. He goes to the byline, can score with left and right. A good signing for us."