Riyad Mahrez assists Phil Foden’s goal for Man City at Bristol City and shakes hands with his former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson in the FA Cup clash

Riyad Mahrez was on hand to remind Nigel Pearson of his quality during Manchester City’s FA Cup trip to Bristol City.

The Algerian reunited with his former Leicester boss at Ashton Gate for City’s fifth round tie against the Championship side.


Mahrez and Pearson were reunited, this time as adversaries

The City star had a huge helping hand in Foden's opener


The City star had a huge helping hand in Foden’s opener

Mahrez signed for the Foxes in 2014 when Pearson was at the helm and became a promising star under his guidance.

The latter, who now manages Bristol City, left the following year before Leicester won the Premier League title, a campaign in which Mahrez shone.

They met again on Tuesday night, and it didn’t take long for the City star to make an impact as he assisted Phil Foden’s opener in the seventh minute.

He was then spotted shaking hands with Pearson on the touchline, both smiling in the South West.

Mahrez made 51 appearances for the Foxes under his former boss, scoring seven times in all competitions.

He joined City in 2018 and has since taken his game to a new level, winning three more Premier League titles at the club.

Mahrez continued his fine form for Pep Guardiola's side


Mahrez continued his fine form for Pep Guardiola’s side

The Robins gave the Premier League giants plenty of questions, but Pep Guardiola’s men ultimately had too much quality for them.

Their lead was doubled when Phil Foden’s shot was returned by Tomas Kalas before Kevin De Bruyne made it 3-0 with a sleek curling strike from outside the box.


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