Mahrez matches Kante’s record

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Manchester City defeated Leicester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, maintaining the deficit between second and fourth place at ten points, meaning that a Chelsea victory can break the gap to just seven.

Meanwhile, N’Golo Kante’s former teammate Rihad Mahrez was among the scorers at the Etihad Stadium, and this time he scored for the Citizens and not the Foxes.

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for Brendan Rodgers’ men in the 22nd minute, but it was Mahrez who then levelled for the Citizens at the half-hour mark.

In so doing, Mahrez has now matched a record that was previously held by Julian Joachim, Emile Heskey, Chris Wood and Kante — as he has joined an elite clique who have previously played for Leicester and returned to score against the Foxes.

On his return to the King Power Stadium in 2017, Kante scored a stunning goal against his old club with a powerful effort, but refused to celebrate in front of a packed out King Power who once chanted his name.

Foxes legend Gary Lineker was unimpressed with the goal.

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