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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Leicester City win in preseason opener as West Ham draw

Leicester City record signing Ahmed Musa played his first game with his new club on Tuesday.

Premier League champions Leicester City began their preseason campaign with a 2-1 win over Oxford United on Tuesday.
The League One side took the lead in the first half on Chris Maguire's free kick, but the Foxes struck back when Demarai Gray scored on 28 minutes and Jeffrey Schlupp netted the winner in the second half
Riyad Mahrez played 45 minutes and after the game coach Claudio Ranieri dismissed speculation the playmaker would leave the team this summer.

West Ham were held to a 2-2 draw by Czech club Slovacko in Austria.
Mark Noble's strike put West Ham ahead in the first half before and substitute Ashley Fletcher scored soon after coming on at the break to put the Hammers two up.
But Eldar Civic scored twice for Slovacko against the West Ham reserves to earn a draw.
Also in Austria, Watford ran out 3-1 winners over Union Berlin thanks to goals from Etienne Capoue, Troy Deeney and Steven Berghuis.
Steve Bruce returned from his England interview to guide Hull City to a 1-0 win over Mansfield, Jarrod Bowen scoring the only goal after halt-time.
Andre Gray's equaliser helped Burnley manage a 1-1 draw against Morecambe.
Middlesbrough fell to a 2-1 defeat in Spain to Real Betis as Dani and Ruben Castro put the Liga side ahead before Jordan Rhodes found a consolation goal.
In other games involving La Liga squads, Eibar won 1-0 over Real Union with a Bebe goal, while Sporting Gijon drew 1-1 with Portuguese club AD Fafe.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar completed his hat trick from the penalty spot as Schalke fired on all cylinders to win 13-0 over DSC Wanne-Eickel.

Franco Di Santo, Sidney Sam, Bernard Tekpetey, and Breel Embolo all scored twice, but Schalke were without Leroy Sane as general manager Christian Heidel admitted the player wants to leave the club.
Wolfsburg had a more difficult day as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Switzerland giants Basel.
Despite Marcel Schaefer and Max Kruse spotting Wolfsburg to a 2-0 lead, Basel equalised with two goals in three minutes from Marc Janko and Daniel Hoeegh.
Leandro Putaro responded by restoring Wolfsburg's lead two minutes later, but Mohamed Elyounoussi again levelled matters eight minutes from time.
Radamel Falcao scored for Monaco, but they fell 3-1 to Zenit St. Petersburg as Luka Djordjevic scored twice within three minutes in the second half, and Alexandr Kerzhakov added another goal.
Angers saw off Ligue 2 side Orleans 3-1 with goals from Pierrick Capelle, Gilles Sunu and Famara Diedhiou.

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