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Mahrez seals points for Man City at Tottenham

Tuesday, 2018-10-30 06:21:41
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Riyad Mahrez (left) was Manchester City's match winner against Tottenham. (Photo: Reuters)
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Manchester City returned to the Premier League summit on goal difference as they dug out a 1-0 victory over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur courtesy of an early goal by Riyad Mahrez at a subdued Wembley Stadium on Monday.

Mahrez caught Tottenham cold in the sixth minute after a defensive mistake and City held firm for a sixth consecutive Premier League clean sheet to knock Liverpool off top spot. They both have 26 points while Tottenham have 21.

* Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi scored twice as they beat Lazio 3-0 away on Monday with an impressive all-round performance to claim their sixth Serie A win in a row. The win pulled Inter on level with Napoli. Both have 22 points, six behind leaders Juventus, and Inter have the better goal difference, although positions are ultimately decided on the head-to-head record.

* Scotland midfielder James McArthur has retired from international soccer to help extend his club career with Crystal Palace, the Scottish Football Association said on Monday. The 31-year-old, who made his Scotland debut against the Faroe Islands in 2010, has brought down the curtain after winning 32 caps for his country.

* The weeping wife and son of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha laid a wreath outside the soccer club's stadium on Monday as tributes poured in after the Thai tycoon's death in a helicopter crash. Vichai and four others were killed when his helicopter crashed next to the King Power stadium and then exploded after a Premier League match on Saturday.

* Juventus midfielder Emre Can underwent surgery to treat a thyroid nodule, the Italian Serie A club said on Monday. Juventus said on Oct 21 that the 24-year-old midfielder would be undergoing medical tests to see if his thyroid nodule required surgical treatment.

* Cristiano Ronaldo says he decided to quit Real Madrid this summer because the Spanish club's president, Florentino Perez, only ever saw him as a means of making money. "He only ever looked at me as a business relationship. I know it. What he told me was never from the heart," the Portuguese forward told France Football magazine.

* Lewis Hamilton has admitted Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 91 Formula One race wins and seven titles are in his sights while brushing aside a suggestion he may be already be the greatest. The Mercedes driver won his fifth crown in Mexico on Sunday, only the third man to reach that milestone since the championship started in 1950.