August 11, 2018 / 3:59 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer-Pereyra shines as Watford ease to Brighton victory

* Watford beat Brighton 2-0 in opening game

* Roberto Pereyra opened the scoring with a thunderous volley

* Argentine Pereyra doubled the advantage with neat finish

* Brighton handed debut to record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh

* Watford visit Burnley next, Brighton host Manchester United

WATFORD 2 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0

Aug 11 (Reuters) - 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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