Brilliant Riyad Mahrez orchestrates Leicester victory over Huddersfield

01 January 2018 05:07
Dismal for 45 minutes, this match became a beautiful dawn to the new year for Leicester City. The transformation was inspired by Riyad Mahrez, who illuminated the game with a brilliant goal early in the second half before creating another for Islam Slimani, the club’s record signing who was finally entrusted with a first league start since Claude Puel took charge in October. Marc Albrighton added a third goal and, to top off the hosts’ satisfaction, there was a belated appearance for Adrien Silva, who was at last allowed to play for Leicester four months after joining them.All that would have made for a perfect start to 2018 for Leicester if not for the fact that their captain, Wes Morgan, was forced off in the first half with a hamstring injury that is expected to keep him out of action for several weeks. And then there is the worry that Mahrez’ latest exhibition may attract bids this month from bigger clubs looking for a slinky and sharp attacker. Related: Ragnar Klavan’s injury-time goal clinches dramatic Liverpool victory Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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