Date: 5th March 2020 at 7:00am
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Benjamin Mendy came away with a lot of praise from supporters after Manchester City beat Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough to book their place in the quarter-final of the FA Cup. The Citizens won 1-0, courtesy of a goal from Sergio Aguero, but it was Mendy who provided the assist.

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No City player made more interceptions and clearances than the French international while only Riyad Mahrez whipped in more crosses over the 90 minutes. Mendy saw a lot of the ball on Wednesday night, seldom relinquished possession and spent the majority of the game camped out in the Owls’ half. Fans were fully appreciative of his efforts.

Against Wednesday, Mendy had 103 touches, won two aerial duels, completed 90.7% of his 75 passes, created one chance which ended up an assist, whipped in seven crosses, had one shot which rattled the crossbar, found a teammate with 75% of his long balls, made three clearances, had one successful dribble, made two interceptions and made two tackles.

The 25-year-old has made 22 appearances in all competitions this season, racking up four assists. He’s finally a regular at left-back after returning from a serious knee injury and is starting to look like a £50m defender.

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