Mahrez dedicates goal to Srivaddhanaprabha, as go City top

Riyad Mahrez celebrates by pointing to the sky after giving Manchester City the lead against Tottenham after just six minutes at Wembley. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Mahrez solitary goal was enough to send Manchester City top of the league in their late Monday kick off against Tottenham HotSpurs in Wembly.

The goal came in the early hours of the game as Mahrez scored from a Ryan Sterling cross. The game which was played on a Wembly tuff marred by Sunday NFL game saw Manchester City wasted opportunity to widen their leads at the second half, as Sterling and David Silva failed to take their second-half chances.

Hugo Lloris was the busiest of the two goalkeepers as he saved two good chances from Sergio Aguero. Lamela wasted a rare chance of the game from Tottenham as he missed fired on an open net from a Dele Ali’s pass.

The lone goal from Mahrez saw Manchester City go on top the league, ahead of Liverpool with just goal difference. Both Manchester City and Liverpool are leveled at 26 points with just 10 games and Manchester City edged Liverpool with superior goal difference.

Riyad Mahrez dedicated the victory to the owner of his former club, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash along with two others as they take off from the Leicester City stadium.

Riyad Mahrez was influential and played a massive role in the Foxes winning the premiership in 2016. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was very supportive of his team, as they went on to create one of the biggest football stories ever.

The English Premiership paid their condolences to the club and family as a great loss in English football. Both teams wore black handbags and shared a minute’s silence in respect to the late Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

It was reported that the wife and son of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha visited the crash site earlier in a very emotional mood. The city of Leicester had been pouring their condolences to a man who love not just the club, but the city as well.