Tuesday Mar 09, 2021. 14:00
Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has been named Manchester City Player of the Month for February 2021.
The 30-year-old winger has won the accolade for the first time in the 2020/21 campaign as a reward for his excellent performances for the Citizens in the month of February.
Mahrez beat Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva and Spain international Rodrigo after accruing 79% of the votes.
City released the following statement on their official website:
“Riyad Mahrez has been voted City’s Etihad Player of the Month for February,” a club statement read.
“The Algerian winger has been in sizzling form and his efforts have been rewarded with the latest Etihad Player of the Month award, voted on our Cityzens platform.”
“And with almost 30,000 votes registered in total, Mahrez took a huge 79% of the poll, with Bernardo finishing second and Rodrigo third.”
Mahrez scored twice in the month of February as City pulled away from the chasing pack in the race for this season’s English Premier League.
Mahrez has played 35 competitive games for City this season – netting eight goals and provided five assists in the process.