Riyad Mahrez deprived his side of the victory against West Ham this afternoon which would have allowed him to officially secure the Premier League title, after missing a penalty in time out. This is the first time since October 2018 that the Algerian international has missed a penalty. On the other hand, on the side of West Ham, the other Algerian international Said Benrahma did not play because of the injury he suffers in the ankle.
The match between West Ham and Manchester City, as part of the 37th day of the Premier League, ended in a parity score of zero everywhere. A match where Riyad Mahrez, who was aligned among the starting lineup, did not shine. Having played the entire match, the Algerian international deprived his team of victory, after missing a penalty in the 86th minute. A victory that would have allowed Man City to secure the championship title, to the delight of Liverpool, which thus keeps a small hope of hairdressing its rival on the wire. After their success in the FA Cup on Saturday, Jürgen Klopp’s players will already try to come back to within a point of City on 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 or the victory will allow the Citizens to be crowned champions of England for the eighth time in their history.
Benrahma hurt his ankle
Moreover, Said Benrahma was not affected by this afternoon’s match against Manchester City. If his coach David Moyes dismissed him, it was simply because of the injury he suffered in the ankle he contracted during the previous match against Norwich City, where he was the great architect of the victory. of his team by scoring twice.
According to the English media, the injury of the Algerian international does not cause concern. Currently, he is content with solo training, waiting to rejoin the group in the days to come.
The most important thing for the player is that he is operational again before the start of the next national team camp, in anticipation of entering the CAN 2023 qualifiers from next month, at the occasion of the reception of Uganda, before moving to Dar Es-Salem to challenge Tanzania.