Algerian star Riyad Mahrez was Leicester City’s hero as they went five points clear on top of the premier league table courtesy a 1-0 win away to Watford but there was a scare for fans of the Foxes when their star man was seen limping before he was substituted.
However, manager Claudio Ranieri has played down concerns that Mahrez picked up an injury in the closing stages of the encounter which could prove to be very vital to winning the first league title in the history of the club.
Mahrez scored what proved to be the winning goal at Vicarage Road, but was forced off late on with what looked like a hamstring strain.
“No injury, he was tired and had a little cramp so I changed him in the late minutes. His goal was so important,” he told BBC Sport.
Mahrez’s goal was his 15th in the Premier League this season for Leicester City and already in the running for the PFA Player of the Year alongside teammate Jamie Vardy.