Home English Premier League Watford beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2 – 0

Watford beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2 – 0

Roberto Pereyra

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

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

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.

Roberto Pereyra


The Seagulls, who finished last season a point and a place behind Watford in 15th, bought on club record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh and fellow summer signing Yves Bissouma, but Hornets goalkeeper Ben Foster 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 single effort on target and Watford were worthy winners.

Foster closes the gap – stats

  • Watford is unbeaten in their last 12 opening games to a league season (W6 D6), with their last defeat coming against Everton in August 2006.
  • Brighton is winless in their last 14 Premier League away games (W0 D4 L10), the longest current such run in the division.
  • Watford has lost only one of they’re past nine Premier League matches at Vicarage Road (W5 D3).
  • Roberto Pereyra has had a hand in each of Watford’s past six Premier League goals, scoring five and assisting one.
  • Ben Foster made his first Premier League appearance for Watford since 13 May 2007 vs Newcastle (4,108 days ago) – the second-longest gap between two games for a single team in the competition after Wayne Rooney for Everton (4,837 days).

Source: BBCNews

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