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Leicester boss Ranieri delighted Islam Slimani off the mark

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri was delighted seeing Islam Slimani get off the mark in victory over Burnley.

Striker Slimani, who cost £29million from Sporting Lisbon last month, marked his Premier League debut with a brace in Saturday's 3-0 win.

Riyad Mahrez then created the third goal when Ben Mee turned his cross into his own net as last season's PFA Player of the Year turned on the style.

"It's good for Slimani and good for everyone. It was a very good performance from him, as well as his team-mates," he said.

"He linked very well with (Jamie) Vardy and the others and he pressed so hard during all the match. We bought him for these characteristics.

"Riyad made two fantastic performances, in Bruges and here, and I'm very pleased when he plays in this tactical way because he was very clever, when to attack, defend and play in between the lines.

"Of course he's happy with Slimani here - he's happy with everybody."

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