Missed penalty against West Ham: Guardiola and Grealish support Mahrez

In the last match played against West Ham, Riyadh Mahrez missed a penalty, depriving Manchester City of the victory that would have officially secured the Premier League title. The captain of the Algerian national team had the support of his coach Pep Guardiola, but also of his teammate Jack Grealish.

Going to face West Ham yesterday afternoon, Manchester City settled for a draw (2-2). A match where he could have hoped for better was the missed penalty by Riyad Mahrez at 86′. The Algerian international could have killed the game in crucial time.

By missing this penalty, Mahrez thus delayed the coronation of Man City, to the delight of Liverpool who thus keep a small hope of styling their rival on the wire. After their success in the FA Cup on Saturday, Jürgen Klopp’s players are already trying to come back to within a point of City, tomorrow Tuesday (8:45 p.m.) in Southampton. The last day, in a week, will then put an end to the suspense.

Manchester City, who are still leaders with 90 points on the clock, followed by Liverpool 86 points and with a game delay, will host Aston Villa on the last day where the victory will allow the Citizens to be crowned champions of England for the eighth time in their history.

Guardiola and Grealish support Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez is dejected after failing to turn the penalty into a goal against West Ham. The victory ball was at his feet, but he had the support of his coach Pep Guardiola and his teammate Jack Grealish.

Not enough to disappoint Pep Guardiola beyond measure, who flew to the aid of his winger after the meeting in front of the press. “This season, Riyadh has been extraordinary. We scored a lot of penalties. This season we have been good on penalties. He took responsibility, he missed it. The next game, he will score.

Another important mark of support, that of his partner Jack Grealish, who also held strong words to defend Mahrez. “Here, we will never seek to blame anyone. Everyone is around him. Riyadh is that type of personality and character that will lift their heads and be ready to go again next week.”

The captain of the national team will be the striker on whom Guardiola will bet a lot in the next decisive match against Aston Villa, where the Citizens will have to leave nothing to chance, winning the match and thus being crowned champions of England for the 8th times in their history.

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