Manchester City fans react on Twitter to Mangala performance v Leicester

Eliaquim Mangala

The City faithful were delighted with the centre-back's performance during Saturday's Premier League win.

Is Eliaquim Mangala finally starting to look like a £32 million player? It certainly seems that way, according to Manchester City fans on Twitter after their side's 1-0 win at Leicester.

The Premier League champions needed to grit their teeth as Frank Lampard netted a first-half winner for Manuel Pellegrini's men.

But sometimes grit is exactly what you need in the top flight and Mangala and co provided plenty of it at the King Power Stadium.

"It is an important victory. It's been a very difficult week for us as we had to play on Wednesday in Rome," Pellegrini told BBC Sport after the Leicester game.

"We play in less then 72 hours another game and it's not enough to recover physically and mentally. And we had a lot of injuries.

"That is why it is important to take a 1-0 lead and defend well."

Defend well Manchester City did and centre-back Mangala was many supporters' choice for man of the match against Leicester City. The 23-year-old appears to finally be finding his feet at the Etihad Stadium and Pellegrini's men managed a clean sheet without captain Vincent Kompany thanks to him and Martin Demichelis.

Here's how Manchester City fans saw Mangala's display on Twitter after the game. It was certainly a good day for the Frenchman!

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