Watch Mahrez Score Wonder Goal vs Chelsea During Epic FA Cup Clash

Watch Mahrez Score Wonder Goal vs Chelsea During Epic FA Cup Clash

  • Riyad Mahrez has been in sensational form for Manchester City this season
  • The Algerian was on target against Chelsea during their FA Cup clash at the Etihad Stadium
  • Mahrez found the back of the net with a stunning free kick in the 23rd minute of the match

Manchester City ace continued his fine form against Chelsea during their FA Cup meeting at the Etihad Stadium.

The English heavyweights squared off in the third round of the competition on Sunday, January 8.

This was the second meeting between the two sides in a space of a few days, having faced off in the Premier League on Thursday, January 5.

Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City, FA Cup, Chelsea, Etihad Stadium.
Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring the team's first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Alex Livesey.
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Mahrez was the man of the moment during the epic clash staged at Stamford Bridge, with his solitary goal earning Man City a vital win.

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Mahrez scores wondergoal

The Algerian winger continued his fine form against the Blues on Sunday as he netted the opening goal after just 23 minutes of action.

Mahrez's goal was a thing of beauty as he whipped a lovely freekick that took a slight deflection off the head of Gallagher and flashed past the flying Kepa at the near post.

The former Leicester City star's wondergoal sent fans into a meltdown, with one saying:

"Mahrez is an underrated gem."

A second joked:

"Mahrez is dedicated to scoring against Chelsea every time."

Another added:

"Our Mahrez is back."

A fourth continued:

"Riyad Mahrez is finding himself again."

Guardiola backs Potter for Chelsea job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester City Head Coach Pep Guardiola has asked Chelsea owners to give embattled boss Graham Potter time to implement his policies at the club.

Potter is facing arguably the toughest time of his managerial career as Chelsea continues to post unsatisfactory results. Chelsea's season hit a new low as Guardiola's side picked them apart on January 8th to knock them out of the FA Cup.

It was the third time that Guardiola got the better of Potter's Chelsea this season with the Blues trailing by three goals to nil by half-time.

A much-changed Chelsea side hit by injuries failed to mount any challenge at the Etihad with the travelling crowd expressing their disappointment.