Riyad Mahrez set a new record with a bang as Manchester City beat Brighton 3-0 to leapfrogged Liverpool back to the Premier League summit.

Pep Guardiola’s men struggling to break down The Seagull in a frustrating opening period.

However, Kevin de Bruyne was inspired as Manchester City restored their one-point advantage with Riyad Mahrez breaking the deadlock in the 53 minutes of the tie.

Mahrez set to make Premier League history as Man City host Brighton

Former Leicester City winger turns from goal scoring to provide a faint final pass for Phil Foden with the Englishman needing the aid of a deflection to beat the Brighton goalkeeper to make 2-0 in the 65th minute of play.

Bernardo Silva wraps up the scoring eight minutes from time with another de Bruyne assist.

Mahrez set history at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night after he becomes the first Algerian in 250 Premier League appearances.

Manchester City knowing six more wins are now required for Guardiola’s men to retain their title, starting with the home game against relegation-threatened Watford on Saturday.


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