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  • Riyad Mahrez inspired Leicester to breeze past toothless Brighton as the Foxes cruised to a 2-0 win. Shinji Okazaki cashed in on goalkeeper Mathew Ryan's error after just 52 seconds to set the tone at the King Power Stadium. Harry Maguire then netted on his home debut as Craig Shakespeare's men strolled to their first win of the season on Saturday. It was as easy as any win comes in the Premier League and carefree Mahrez led the charge as he taunted Brighton, shaking off continued transfer speculation. Roma have had three bids rejected for the Algeria international - the most recent of £32million - but there was no sulking from the winger who put on the sort of display which has made him so sought after. He was back to the form which earned him the PFA Player of the Year award in 2016 during Leicester's shock title success. Brighton had no answer to him, barely making a dent in Leicester's game plan, and, despite spending around £40million this summer, ..

    Mahrez turns on the style as Foxes brush aside Brighton

    Riyad Mahrez inspired Leicester to breeze past toothless Brighton as the Foxes cruised to a 2-0 win. Shinji Okazaki cashed in on goalkeeper Mathew Ryan's error after just 52 seconds to set the tone at the King Power Stadium. Harry Maguire then netted on his home debut as Craig Shakespeare's men strolled to their first win of the season on Saturday. It was as easy as any win comes in the Premier League and carefree Mahrez led the charge as he taunted Brighton, shaking off continued transfer speculation. Roma have had three bids rejected for the Algeria international - the most recent of £32million - but there was no sulking from the winger who put on the sort of display which has made him so sought after. He was back to the form which earned him the PFA Player of the Year award in 2016 during Leicester's shock title success. Brighton had no answer to him, barely making a dent in Leicester's game plan, and, despite spending around £40million this summer, ..
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  • Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho sees specialist over toe injuryLeicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho has visited a specialist as he continues to struggle with a toe complaint.The striker, a B#25million summer signing from Manchester City, sustained the injury at the beginning of this month in Leicester's final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach.He still made his full debut for the Foxes last week as they got their Premier League campaign under way against Arsenal, lasting 82 minutes of the 4-3 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.However, Iheanacho is still experiencing some discomfort and a late decision will be made on his fitness ahead of Saturday's home match against Brighton."He didn't (train on Thursday). He's had a bit of discomfort with his toe so we've taken him out. I'll make a late decision tomorrow morning," said Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare."We've been able to extend his fitness because of the discomfort he's g..

    Leicester V Brighton at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

    Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho sees specialist over toe injuryLeicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho has visited a specialist as he continues to struggle with a toe complaint.The striker, a B#25million summer signing from Manchester City, sustained the injury at the beginning of this month in Leicester's final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach.He still made his full debut for the Foxes last week as they got their Premier League campaign under way against Arsenal, lasting 82 minutes of the 4-3 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.However, Iheanacho is still experiencing some discomfort and a late decision will be made on his fitness ahead of Saturday's home match against Brighton."He didn't (train on Thursday). He's had a bit of discomfort with his toe so we've taken him out. I'll make a late decision tomorrow morning," said Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare."We've been able to extend his fitness because of the discomfort he's g..
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  • Brighton forward Anthony Knockaert has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League newcomers.Fellow Seagulls players Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy have also made long-term commitments to the club, it was announced on Thursday.Dunk, like Knockaert, has signed until 2022, while Duffy will stay at the Amex Stadium until 2021 having penned a four-year contract.Frenchman Knockaert was a January 2016 arrival from Belgian side Standard Liege and hit 15 goals last campaign as Albion finished runners-up in the Sky Bet Championship.Brighton boss Chris Hughton said: "Lewis, Shane and Anthony were key members of our promotion-winning side last season, and I fully expect them to be important members of the team once again this season. "They're relishing the step up to the new level and they each have the capability to perform and excel in the Premier League - and they have certainly earned these new deals with their performances on the pitch."I'm absolutely delighted that t..

    Anthony Knockaert signs long-term Brighton deal

    Brighton forward Anthony Knockaert has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League newcomers.Fellow Seagulls players Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy have also made long-term commitments to the club, it was announced on Thursday.Dunk, like Knockaert, has signed until 2022, while Duffy will stay at the Amex Stadium until 2021 having penned a four-year contract.Frenchman Knockaert was a January 2016 arrival from Belgian side Standard Liege and hit 15 goals last campaign as Albion finished runners-up in the Sky Bet Championship.Brighton boss Chris Hughton said: "Lewis, Shane and Anthony were key members of our promotion-winning side last season, and I fully expect them to be important members of the team once again this season. "They're relishing the step up to the new level and they each have the capability to perform and excel in the Premier League - and they have certainly earned these new deals with their performances on the pitch."I'm absolutely delighted that t..
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  • Brighton's record signing Jose Izquierdo has been granted a work permit by the Football Association.The Seagulls have confirmed they will now proceed to register the Colombian winger subject to international clearance.Izquierdo last week agreed terms on a switch to the Premier League newcomers from Belgian side Club Brugge in a deal thought to be worth £13.5million.It was the second time Brighton had broken their transfer record in a week following the capture of midfielder Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven.Boss Chris Hughton said at the time: "Jose is someone we have been aware of for sometime and has been one of the stand-out players in the Belgian league over the past three year."He's been an exciting player for Club Brugge and in the season he helped the club win the title in 2015-16 he was also Belgium's Player of the Year."Jose has good experience with almost 250 senior games in both Colombia and Belgium, and has played in the Europa League, Champions League an..

    Brighton new boy Izquierdo granted work permit

    Brighton's record signing Jose Izquierdo has been granted a work permit by the Football Association.The Seagulls have confirmed they will now proceed to register the Colombian winger subject to international clearance.Izquierdo last week agreed terms on a switch to the Premier League newcomers from Belgian side Club Brugge in a deal thought to be worth £13.5million.It was the second time Brighton had broken their transfer record in a week following the capture of midfielder Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven.Boss Chris Hughton said at the time: "Jose is someone we have been aware of for sometime and has been one of the stand-out players in the Belgian league over the past three year."He's been an exciting player for Club Brugge and in the season he helped the club win the title in 2015-16 he was also Belgium's Player of the Year."Jose has good experience with almost 250 senior games in both Colombia and Belgium, and has played in the Europa League, Champions League an..
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  • Sergio Aguero was on target as Manchester City denied Brighton any hope of a shock on their Premier League debut.Pep Guardiola's side, for all their riches, took time to get into their groove in a 2-0 win at the Amex Stadium.But the moment they did it was ruthless as striker Aguero converted 20 minutes from time.Lewis Dunk turned Fernandinho's cross through goalkeeper Mathew Ryan grasp and into his own net soon afterwards as City prevailed after previously being frustrated.There was some intricate build-up play and Gabriel Jesus twice found the Brighton net only for the strikes to be ruled out, once for handball and once for offside.The Brazilian also had a point-blank header saved by Ryan before City's late burst.Twenty years after facing extinction and following a 34-year absence from the top flight, Brighton are a Premier League club.The Seagulls had more recent history with City, knocking them out of the League Cup on penalties at the Withdean Stadium.That wa..

    Sergio Aguero strikes as Manchester City spoil Brighton’s Premier League debut

    Sergio Aguero was on target as Manchester City denied Brighton any hope of a shock on their Premier League debut.Pep Guardiola's side, for all their riches, took time to get into their groove in a 2-0 win at the Amex Stadium.But the moment they did it was ruthless as striker Aguero converted 20 minutes from time.Lewis Dunk turned Fernandinho's cross through goalkeeper Mathew Ryan grasp and into his own net soon afterwards as City prevailed after previously being frustrated.There was some intricate build-up play and Gabriel Jesus twice found the Brighton net only for the strikes to be ruled out, once for handball and once for offside.The Brazilian also had a point-blank header saved by Ryan before City's late burst.Twenty years after facing extinction and following a 34-year absence from the top flight, Brighton are a Premier League club.The Seagulls had more recent history with City, knocking them out of the League Cup on penalties at the Withdean Stadium.That wa..
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  • Former Premier League midfielder Andy Townsend has backed Brighton to survive in the division this season and believes they can develop into an established top-flight club.The Seagulls are back among English football's elite for the first time since 1983 after boss Chris Hughton guided them to the Championship runners-up spot last term.They open their first ever Premier League campaign by hosting Manchester City on Saturday.Hughton, who ex-Chelsea, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough midfielder Townsend played alongside for the Republic of Ireland, has experience of managing in the division with Newcastle and Norwich.His side's preparations this summer have seen Brighton break their transfer record twice so far, and they are set to do so a third time via the capture of Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge.Townsend told Press Association Sport: "It will be a tough season ahead, but I have a feeling Brighton will survive, probably by the skin of their teeth."Chris ha..

    Townsend backing promoted Brighton to survive then thrive in Premier League

    Former Premier League midfielder Andy Townsend has backed Brighton to survive in the division this season and believes they can develop into an established top-flight club.The Seagulls are back among English football's elite for the first time since 1983 after boss Chris Hughton guided them to the Championship runners-up spot last term.They open their first ever Premier League campaign by hosting Manchester City on Saturday.Hughton, who ex-Chelsea, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough midfielder Townsend played alongside for the Republic of Ireland, has experience of managing in the division with Newcastle and Norwich.His side's preparations this summer have seen Brighton break their transfer record twice so far, and they are set to do so a third time via the capture of Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge.Townsend told Press Association Sport: "It will be a tough season ahead, but I have a feeling Brighton will survive, probably by the skin of their teeth."Chris ha..
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  • Brighton have broken their club transfer record to sign Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven.The Holland midfielder, 25, has signed a four-year contract after joining the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee.His arrival represents the second time this summer, following the signing of goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, that Brighton have broken their transfer record.Propper also joins the likes of Markus Suttne, Pascal Gross, Mathias Normann and Izzy Brown as new signings at the south coast side this summer. "Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven," said manager Chris Hughton on the club's website. "There is no doubting his pedigree: Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands."He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25; we are absolutely delighted to w..

    Brighton break transfer record to sign Davy Propper from PSV

    Brighton have broken their club transfer record to sign Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven.The Holland midfielder, 25, has signed a four-year contract after joining the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee.His arrival represents the second time this summer, following the signing of goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, that Brighton have broken their transfer record.Propper also joins the likes of Markus Suttne, Pascal Gross, Mathias Normann and Izzy Brown as new signings at the south coast side this summer. "Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven," said manager Chris Hughton on the club's website. "There is no doubting his pedigree: Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands."He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25; we are absolutely delighted to w..
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