JOSE IZQUIERDO has been compared to Stoke star Xherdan Shaqiri after a second stunning goal for Albion in as many games.

The Colombian winger was involved in a one-touch passing move with Solly March and Dale Stephens before beating England keeper Jack Butland to give the Seagulls a first-half lead at the bet365 Stadium.

It followed Izquierdo’s wonder strike against West Ham at the Amex and he now has four goals, including another against Stoke in the home draw earlier in the season.

Swiss winger Shaqiri, dubbed ‘The Alpine Messi’, levelled from outside the box for Stoke after the break.

Albion manager Chris Hughton said of Izquierdo’s latest effort: “I thought it was a really well-worked goal, a clever goal.

“And he has that ability, the same way Shaqiri has that ability when he comes inside. They are dangerous.

“It was a really good team goal as opposed to last week’s individual one.”

Shaqiri’s goal earned Stoke a share of the spoils but they remain in the relegation zone, three points adrift of Albion with a much worse goal difference.

Hughton said: “There is always something you can do. He gets into a position where he gets onto his left-foot but it’s very difficult when you have got a team like they have and he is a top player.”