‘Great win great goals’ - Leicester City’s Mahrez delighted with response

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The Algeria international has been criticised for his recent performances but was glad as he, alongside Vardy, steered the Foxes to a win

Riyad Mahrez has expressed delight following Leicester City’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Tuesday’s English Premier League encounter.

After Jamie Vardy’s 13th-minute wonder strike gave the Foxes a lead, the 26-year-old - who has come under criticism in recent weeks, and was charged by Claude Puel to up his game prior to the LilyWhites' visit - weighed in with a beauty of his own on the stroke of halftime.

Mahrez skipped past his marker from the right before burying a curler in the top corner of Hugo Lloris’ goal to double the hosts’ lead, thus, rendering Harry Kane’s late goal a consolation.

The Algeria winger took to the social media to express relieve - and admonish the ‘great goals’ - as the Foxes ended a three-game winless run, and clinched their fourth win in the English top-flight this season.

“What a night at the king power stadium, great win great goals thanks to all the fans,” Mahrez wrote on Instagram.

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What a night at the king power staduim , great win great goals thanks to all the fans 👊🏻🙃#LCFC

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Mahrez has now scored four goals in 15 appearances in all competitions this term. And he will be looking forward to building on this performance when they host Burnley in their next English Premier League encounter on Saturday.

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