RIYAD MAHREZ brilliantly trolled himself after his shocking miss during Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

The Algerian was in action as the Prem champions got over their 1-0 defeat at Tottenham last week.

Riyad Mahrez ballooned a shot over the bar


Riyad Mahrez ballooned a shot over the bar

He got on the scoresheet in first half stoppage time, converting a penalty to put his side 3-0 up.

But he was left red faced later in the match.

With six minutes left on the clock, the winger was sent racing through.

But from barely outside the six yard box he rocketed a shot about as high over the bar as he possibly could have.

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Mahrez immediately had his head in his hands, scarcely able to believe what he’d just done.

And after the match, he took to Twitter to mock himself.

The 31-year-old wrote: “Has it landed yet ? ?⚽️??‍♂️ Smh.”

If Rodri had his way, Mahrez wouldn’t even have scored earlier in the 3-1 win.


After Jack Grealish’s theatrical fall, the Spaniard wanted to take the resulting spot kick – having already netted a header in the match.

After a brief squabble captain Ilkay Gundogan, scorer of City’s second goal, ripped the ball out of his hands – giving it to appointed taker Mahrez instead.

Following the match, Rodri explained: “It was clear, and the captain decides, I have to accept the decision.

“He just said Riyad is the normal shooter, but I just asked because I was filled with confidence in that moment, but I understand and accept the decision.”

City’s victory takes them to within three points of leaders Arsenal ahead of their meeting at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola and Co have been dealt a blow, however, with Erling Haaland having had to be withdrawn at half time with an apparent thigh injury.

Mahrez, 31, did score from the spot


Mahrez, 31, did score from the spotCredit: AFP

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