Premier League: Mahrez ends drought to be first to goals double

Leicester forward in inspirational form in the victory over Manchester City

Riyad Mahrez's goal ended a goal drought stretching back to 19 December
A great day for Leicester City, whose 3-1 win over Manchester City sent them six points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, was an even better one for Riyad Mahrez, who ended a personal goal drought and was the first player this season to achieve a significant goals mark.

Mahrez’s strike three minutes into the second half that made it 2-0 to Leicester ended a personal Barclays Premier League goal drought of 11 hours and two minutes. He last scored on the 19 December in the 3-2 win at Everton.

The Algerian also set up Leicester’s opening goal for Robert Huth and in doing so became the first player to reach double figures in goals and assists in the Barclays Premier League this season (14 goals, 10 assists).

When Huth added to his opening goal in the second half it meant that the defender had scored more goals in his last five Barclays Premier League appearances (three) as he had in his previous 86 in the competition (two).

It was only the second time in his Barclays Premier League career that Huth has scored more than once in a match, last scoring a brace in February 2011 for Stoke against Sunderland.

Sergio Aguero’s late consolation for Man City was his first Barclays Premier League goal against Leicester and as a result the striker has scored against 26 of the 28 different opponents he has faced in the competition (Bolton and Burnley are the exceptions).

The defeat was Man City’s third at home this season, as many as they have suffered in the previous two campaigns and continued their run of failing to beat any opponent in the top six in 2015/16.

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