‘Where are his haters now?’: Some Manchester City fans rave about 28-year-old’s display against Bournemouth

Some sections of the Manchester City supporters were impressed with the performance of Riyad Mahrez during yesterday’s 1-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth on the road.

The Citizens had gone into the game needing a win to keep the pressure on Liverpool and they managed to do so with the slenderest of margins against a defensively-minded Bournemouth side.

Mahrez, who had an average performance against West Ham United last time out, came in for the injured Kevin de Bruyne in the closing stages of the first half, and shortly after the interval, he produced the match-defining moment.

The Algerian found the scoresheet in the 55th minute with a low right-footed shot towards Artur Boruc’s near post and this ended his three-month drought in the Premier League without finding the net.

Mahrez has experienced a tough period since the beginning of December with Pep Guardiola preferring the likes of Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva ahead of him for the wider attacking positions.

This has coincided with a dip in form for the Algerian especially in the top-flight, but hopefully, the winning strike against the Cherries can bring about a change in league fortunes for the 28-year-old.

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