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Ayoze Perez scores winner on debut – Leicester fans comment on what they saw

2 years ago

Ayoze Perez has made a scoring debut for his new club.

Twelve days after escaping from Mike Ashley’s circus, Ayoze Perez started against Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night.

Leicester fans were very impressed with what they saw from their team in the first half before the inevitable substitutions etc, as Brednan Rodgers made nine changes.

The former Newcastle striker scored the only goal of the game with a sweet finish (watch below) and former Leicester captain Matt Elliot was in no doubt who who had impressed the most in the friendly…

“Even though it was only Leicester’s first pre-season friendly of the summer, Ayoze Perez was so alert during that first half and could have had two or three goals in the end.

“His goal was perfectly taken, after good link-up play between his new team-mates, and it’s going to be exciting to see how Brendan Rodgers uses him this season.”

Here is that debut winning goal to watch and below are the comments from Leicester fans as to what they thought about the new signing on first glance.

Meanwhile back at St James Park, three weeks until the transfer window closes and the season kicks off, Mike Ashley sitting on a £30m+ transfer window profit and not a single player signed.

Leicester fans comment via their Foxes Talk message board:

‘Really impressed with Ayoze Perez, going to be a top player for us.’

‘You can see already he will thrive in our system. Cracking signing.’

‘He was really good. Scored one should have had a few more, almost put in Vardy for another.

He will play an important part this season.’

‘Great finish from Perez.’

‘Just off the first 30 mins of this game I’ve came to the conclusion there is no way this lad is sitting on the bench.

So far he’s played left wing and right wing and drifted into the middle. He’s looked class everywhere.

And as I was about to press send he scores!’

‘Really excited for this season. That first half considering it’s our first run out was different class. I think we are going to look immense come the Atlanta game.

Cant wait to see the service Vardy gets from Pérez, Barnes, Youri & Madders linking up.’

‘Thought we played some really neat, controlled stuff – surprisingly sharp for a first friendly. Perez the sharpest. He was really decent.’

‘Classy performance in the first half, not so much in the second. Like the look of Perez.’

‘First half was orgasmic

Second half was depressing

Perez and Mendy the standouts for me tonight.’

‘So what have we learnt?

‘For me, Justin and Perez are bloody great.’

‘Surprised how good Perez was and how well he seems to have gelled in with the few 1st team players and in such a short time.’


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