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Albrighton over the moon for Leicester mate Okazaki

Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton was full of praise for teammate Shinji Okazaki in the wake of Monday night's 1-0 win over Newcastle United.

The Japan international scored a stunning overhead volley in the 25th minute to help restore the Foxes' five-point lead at the top of the Premier League and his efforts were well-received by attacking colleague Albrighton.

"He's always there in the penalty or six-yard box. He's scored a couple of scrappy goals this season but that was definitely up there with one of the best this season," Albrighton told Leicester's official website.

"The skill and technique involved in his finish was superb so credit to him. He's been terrific for us this season and the goals are coming with it."

Andrew Slevison
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