Manchester City booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Hillsborough on Wednesday and Riyad Mahrez was praised by supporters for delivering a man-of-the-match performance.
No player had more shots and whipped in more accurate crosses over the 90 minutes than the 29-year-old. Mahrez was a constant attacking threat, made numerous chances for his teammates and was unlucky not to score given how many opportunities he had on the night.
I thought mendy was MOTM tonight 👍 mahrez was class as usual but should of done better with his chances
— Jac Cambrook (@CambrookJac) March 4, 2020
Yes Mendy deserves it, but that doesn't mean that Mahrez was poor he was very good, if he was a bit lucky he would score a goal
— MahrezSZN (@ribo_davinci) March 4, 2020
Mahrez thé best ❤️🇩🇿🔥💪
— Maher (@Ma_her_26) March 4, 2020
— Noura_Noura (@NouraNo51055236) March 4, 2020
– Completely dominated the game, 80% possession
– 20 shots compared to Sheffield Wednesday's 1
– Mahrez was brilliant today, unlucky not to get a goal
– Aguero with his 23rd goal of the season 🔥
– Onto the next round!
— ManCityzens (@ManCityzenscom) March 4, 2020
Against Wednesday, the Algerian international had 94 touches, won two aerial duels, completed 86.2% of his 58 passes, created three chances, had six shots with 50% accuracy, whipping in 11 crosses with 27% accuracy, made two tackles and had one successful dribble.
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Mahrez is enjoying a prolific campaign in his second season at the Etihad Stadium. He’s made 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 23 goals in 2019/20. The 29-year-old has contributed 17 goals in 22 Premier League games and has benefitted from regular football due to Leroy Sane’s long-term injury.
Fans were delighted with his contribution at Hillsborough and will no doubt hope he can deliver another impressive performance when City lock horns with Manchester United on Sunday.