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Pep Guardiola hails ‘outstanding’ Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
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Pep Guardiola hails ‘outstanding’ Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola gave Riyad Mahrez huge individual praise for his display on Tuesday night against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Man City beat Wolves 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium last night, as they moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

They have now won 21 games in a row across all competitions, meaning they are still trying to hunt down four trophies this season.

Mahrez scored the third goal for Man City in the 90th minute, tucking in a low finish inside the box as they finally wrapped up three points against a stubborn opposition.

The 30-year-old was a constant attacking threat cutting inside from the right-winger position, something fans have become so used to seeing.

 

Guardiola was left waxing lyrical about the latest performance from the Algeria international:

“The last games were outstanding. He played really well. He has a special quality,” Guardiola said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

“He is a guy who dances on the pitch. He doesn’t lose balls on the pitch. He makes the extra pass. He attracts opponents on the pitch and after he makes a pass in behind.

Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

(Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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Mahrez, who earns £120,000-a-week, once again dazzled on the wing for his side and is so difficult for full-backs to handle even though they know he likes to cut onto his left foot.

He’s nailed down a starting position in the league XI during the past month and that’s quite the achievement given the ridiculous amount of talent in the squad.

Mahrez is a flair player that loves to run at defenders full tilt and take them one-on-one, which is why he’s such a key player in the team to allow room for others.

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