Okazaki opens English Premier League goalscoring account

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Shinji Okazaki of Leicester City scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground on August 15, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Japanese star has opened his goal scoring account in the English Premier League with a header in ’s 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday.

In his second appearance for the Foxes in the beginning campaign of 2015/16 season, the 29-year striker put his team ahead in the 27th minute, heading home the loose ball shortly after goalkeeper Adrian blocked his volley.

Riyad Mahrez made it 2-0 before half-time before the host halved the deficit through Dimitri Payet’s effort but could not prevent West Ham from a defeat.

The victory sees Leicester continue their 100 per cent winning start to the season under new manager Claudio Ranieri.

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