Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez Scores Double in Manchester Derby
Manchester United saw their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League dealt another blow on Sunday. The Ralf Rangnick side was dealt a blow in the second half of a tough encounter. While Belgian, Kevin De Bruyne was spectacular, Algeria’s Mahrez proved to be unstoppable. The Algerian Captain ensured that his efforts accounted for 2 additional goals for the team. The former Leicester city played 90 minutes in the hot encounter. While Mahrez took the shine for Manchester City, Ivorian defender for Manchester United Eric Bailey was on the bench for the complete 90 minutes. The strong defensive player did not get playtime and could only wish the best for his team from the sidelines.
Iheanacho Inspires Leicester City Win With an Assist
Leicester City’s new boss, Jesse Marsch’s first game in charge ended in defeat despite the fact that Leeds produced an improved performance at the King Power Stadium. The Defense alertness of Ghanaian player, Daniel Amartey saw the foxes struggle to slot in a goal. Kasper Peter Schmeichel was at his best as he stopped shots from hitting the back of the net. Nigeria’s super eagle’s duo – Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho played a major role in Saturday’s victory. While Ndidi was substituted out, Iheancho was substituted in for Jammie Vardy and immediately got an assist leading to Harvey Barnes’ strike, against the run of play. Leicester is currently up to 10th spot while Leeds are just two points from safety.
Ziyech, Mendy Celebrates Another Victory For Club
Coming fresh from the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 as champions and being named as Goalkeeper of the tournament, Senegalese and Chelsea goalkeeper, Eduard Mendy enjoyed this weekend’s premier league encounter against 18th place – Burnley. The blues had a rusty first half which could have seen Burnley score more goals if they had taken their chances. However, with the powerful forces of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, and Mason Mount, it was a matter of time before the defensive walls of Burnley came crashing down. Hakim Ziyech on the other hand is still getting back after a slight knock in his last appearance for the blues against Lille.
Wilfried Zaha Stars in Crystal Palace Win
Ivory Coast international Zaha scored a penalty for Palace in their 2-0 win at Wolves, awarded for a foul by Max Kilman on Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp. The Eagles winger nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for February registered his ninth league goal of the season to lift Palace into the top half of the table.
According to his manager, Patrick Vieira his recent Wilfried Zaha’s recent run of good form is down to his work out of possession.
Senegal’s Sadio Mane Pushes The Reds One Step Forward
Liverpool forward Mane, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal last month, was on target against West Ham midway through the first half at Anfield, finishing Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross-cum-shot. The Reds dominated most of the match but failed to put the game out of sight and the Hammers could have snatched a late point. All thanks to the Senegalese forward the three points keep Jurgen Klopp’s men hot on the heels of leaders Manchester City.
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