Pereyra Nets Against Brighton To Seal Watford Win

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Roberto Pereyra scored both goals as Watford opened the new season with a comfortable win over Brighton at Vicarage Road.

The 27-year-old Argentine opened the scoring with a sweet volley 10 minutes before the break, after he was left unmarked from a corner.

Shortly after half-time the former Juventus man got his second after driving into the area and curling the ball beyond a helpless Mat Ryan from a tight angle.

The Seagulls, who finished last season a point and a place behind Watford in 15th, bought on record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh and fellow summer signing , but Hornets goalkeeper was rarely troubled.

The visitors – hampered by the loss of captain Bruno, who was forced off early on by what appeared to be a hamstring injury – failed to muster a effort on target and Watford were worthy winners, reports.

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