Manchester Metropolis endured one other nightmare journey the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as a bunch of missed possibilities led to the Residents struggling a 2-Zero defeat in opposition to Jose Mourinho’s aspect.
The sport was virtually a carbon copy of last season’s result, which additionally noticed Pep Guardiola’s aspect dominate proceedings for lots of recreation, solely to be undone by a medical Lilywhites aspect enjoying with an actual Mourinho identification.
An early objective from Heung-Min Son was added to by Giovani Lo Celso within the second-half to restrict the Residents to a different defeat in North London, which means that Metropolis can be in 10th position within the Premier League following the sport.
Was Mahrez poor in opposition to Spurs?
One man who struggled all through the sport in opposition to Spurs was Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez. The previous Leicester Metropolis man was restored to Guardiola’s beginning XI however after a disappointing show, it will maybe be a shock to see him begin of their subsequent recreation in opposition to Olympiakos within the Champions League.
As per SofaScore, the 29-year-old managed to lose possession on 18 events, which was the second-most of any Residents participant within the recreation, solely behind Kevin De Bruyne.
The winger was wasteful when given the ball in large positions, as solely two of his seven crosses discovered their mark, while he was unsuccessful on the three events he tried to dribble previous an opponent.
It was additionally a poor show from the Algerian from a defensive standpoint, as of the eight floor duels he was concerned in, he was capable of win only one (12.5%), suggesting that the Spurs gamers merely needed it greater than he did.
Due to this fact, it was no shock that he was changed after 72 minutes with Metropolis chasing the sport and sadly for Mahrez, the efficiency was not notably out-of-character when contemplating his shows to date this season, as he has contributed only one objective and one help in 11 appearances in all competitions (per WhoScored).
The £120,000-a-week winger should present much more in his subsequent efficiency if he desires to maintain his place in Guardiola’s beginning crew.