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Mahrez is getting better, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has praised Riyad Mahrez for a 'magnificent' goal against Southampton on Saturday.

The Algerian winger was City's top scorer in 2021/22 with 24 goals across all competitions.

Match gallery | City 4-0 Southampton

However, his volley in the 4-0 victory was his first Premier League strike of this campaign and his second in all competitions after a penalty against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday.

When asked in his post-match press conference about Mahrez's form, Guardiola agreed that he hadn't yet reached the heights of last season.

But the manager did suggest the 31-year-old could soon be back to his best.

"He is getting better," said Guardiola.

"He made a magnificent goal. He missed one but scored a great goal. He is getting better.

"Training is good, day in and day out. Be fit and after he will be back."

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