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Mahrez transfer saga over?

The Foxes manager tried to put the controversy behind him after his team's star man was denied a deadline-day move to Man City

Claude Puel insisted the Riyad Mahrez saga is in the past after the Manchester City target helped Leicester City progress in the FA Cup.Mahrez was absent from Leicester for 10 days after his proposed move to runaway Premier League leaders City failed to materialise on transfer deadline day.The Algerian made his first start since January 20 and received a warm welcome from the supporters at King Power Stadium Friday as Leicester edged Sheffield United 1-0.Mahrez provided the assist for Jamie Vardy in the 66th minute, which was enough for Leicester to reach the quarter-final."It's behind us," said manager Puel. "Riyad came back with high quality and it is a good feeling for us of course."It was good support from the fans to Riyad and important to remain a good feeling for the future."I said before it was important to remain united…

Iheanacho takes his chance

Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez's through ball.But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him Nathan Pond's trailing foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, and the goal was awarded 67 seconds after it hit the back of the net.Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who missed the 0-0 draw in the initial tie,came on late on to face his former club, who are mid-table in League One.VAR passes first major auditionThe video referee was consulted in both those games, but never used to reverse a decision.So 16 January 2018 and the first VAR decision becomes a landmark date for English football, like the…

Who will be the next Bbc african player of the year , voting ends Nov 28

Leicester City and Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez and Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lead the five-man shortlist for this year's BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

Mahrez record

Riyad's New Record
Riyad Mahrez has put himself into the history books with his hattrick against Swansea City at the weekend.Scoring three time in our win at the Liberty Stadium, Mahrez now goes into Premier League history for scoring the first hattrick in the division by an Algerian player.Hamer Bouazza was the closest from 13 other Algerian's to play in our top flight, as he hit a brace in Watford's four two victory over Portsmouth back in April 2007 and that was a record Mahrez had already equally, as he has hit braces for us in the top flight on three separate occasions.The last was against West Bromwich Albion on October 31, prior to that he scored twice in the opening day victory over Sunderland and last season he scored twice in our two nil victory over Southampton in May.He's also the third Leicester player to hit a top flight hattrick following on from Ian Marshall back in February 1997 in the four two victory over Derby County, and Stan Collymore in the five …
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