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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

City star's emotional tribute to fallen Leicester owner


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Manchester City striker Riyad Mahrez has dedicated his winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur in Monday's EPL clash to late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Pep Guardiola's men returned to the summit of the standings with a 1-0 win over Spurs at Wembley, with goalscorer Mahrez pointing to the sky after his sixth-minute strike.

Srivaddhanaprabha died with four other people when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester's stadium after their draw with West Ham on Saturday.

Mahrez played for the Foxes from 2014 until moving to City this summer, and was a star of their 2016 Premier League-winning team bankrolled by Vichai.

"It's been very difficult," said Mahrez. "The boss was very special to me, I spent four-and-a-half years there.

"He was such a good person and I'm very, very sad. That's why I put my hands in the air for him.

"He did a lot for me and for Leicester. He was like a dad to us. He had a very big heart. I was heartbroken to hear this news.

"It's a difficult situation and I'm with Leicester and the families of the victims."

It was City's eighth win in 10 games as they remained unbeaten in their title defence.

Manchester City striker Riyad Mahrez has dedicated his winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur in Monday's EPL clash to late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Pep Guardiola's men returned to the summit of the standings with a 1-0 win over Spurs at Wembley, with goalscorer Mahrez pointing to the sky after his sixth-minute strike.

Srivaddhanaprabha died with four other people when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester's stadium after their draw with West Ham on Saturday.

Mahrez played for the Foxes from 2014 until moving to City this summer, and was a star of their 2016 Premier League-winning team bankrolled by Vichai.

"It's been very difficult," said Mahrez. "The boss was very special to me, I spent four-and-a-half years there.

"He was such a good person and I'm very, very sad. That's why I put my hands in the air for him.

"He did a lot for me and for Leicester. He was like a dad to us. He had a very big heart. I was heartbroken to hear this news.

"It's a difficult situation and I'm with Leicester and the families of the victims."

It was City's eighth win in 10 games as they remained unbeaten in their title defence.

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