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Pereyra shines as Watford ease to Brighton victory

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Pereyra shines as Watford ease to Brighton victory

Pereyra shines as Watford ease to Brighton victory
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(Reuters) - WATFORD 2 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0

Roberto Pereyra scored twice as Watford opened their Premier League campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

The Argentina international opened the scoring with a stunning volley, showing great composure to sweetly convert from Jose Holebas' corner in the 35th minute.

The 27-year-old Pereyra doubled the hosts' advantage soon after the break, driving into the box before curling a neat finish into the far corner from a tight angle.

Watford had 19 shots and could have won by more against a Brighton side who failed to register an effort on target in a disappointing opening-day defeat.

(Reporting by Tom Hayward, editing by Ed Osmond)

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