Claudio Ranieri enjoyed a dream return to the Premier League as Leicester recorded an emphatic 4-2 victory over Sunderland on the opening day of the season.
Jamie Vardy scored and Riyad Mahrez netted a double before half-time to leave the Black Cats in an uncomfortable situation.
Despite Jermain Defoe and Steven Fletcher's strikes in the second period, Marc Albrighton's 66th-minute strike confirmed a comprehensive victory for the hosts.
However, it was two-goal hero Riyad Mahrez who stole the plaudits following an outstanding display.
Thanks to a sterling performance from the Algerian, who caused turmoil for the opposition defence while operating down the flanks, Ranieri began his time at Leicester in the perfect manner.
For the time being at least, the Tinkerman's side lie at the top of the Premier League table when some had predicted them to be nearer the bottom prior to the campaign beginning.
Following Mahrez's influential weekend display, here is how Twitter reacted: some suggested he is capable of playing for a Champions League club in the future; while others simply focused on the mauling that he gave Dick Advocaats' Black Cats.
Riyah Mahrez made Sunderland look silly with two goals and a stellar performance in Leicester's 4-2 win today.— Sapere Aude (@PrimaScriptura) August 9, 2015
mahrez winning that penalty man— LiamMcDonald1888 (@LiamMcDonaldCfc) August 9, 2015
@smithjake2 Mahrez MOTM for me but Okazaki was a delight to watch. Love players like that, right little pest— Jordan (@jhandford11) August 9, 2015
Big fan of Riyad Mahrez for Leicester City. Very skilled player, fun to watch.— Caleb Nordgren (@chisportsguy41) August 9, 2015
Love Mahrez he's a great talent and really hope Leicester do well this season— Brett BERT Atherton (@BertsBestBets) August 9, 2015
Just seen Leicester v Sunderland on motd. Some suspect Sunderland defending but, city and Mahrez smashed them— Andy Clark (@A_R_C1972) August 9, 2015
Players like montero and mahrez proove you don't have to break the bank to sign a player with a really effective dynamic— Ryan B (@RyanDB80) August 9, 2015
Riyad Mahrez is a Champions League quality player. So skillful. He could leave Leicester for a much better team. He's amazing.— • (@UtdDi) August 9, 2015