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Stay Intertoto Cup: Southampton 3 Brentford 2

Che Adams gets better of David Raya in Group O

12 April 2020

David Raya's Stay INtertoto Cup campaign got off to a losing start tonight after Che Adams' Southampton struck late to take the points in the opening Group O game.

After an even opening 25 minutes the game burst into life with four goals before the interval. First, Danny Ings converted a low cut-back to make it 1-0 but Josh Dasilva's sweet finish into the bottom corner levelled things up instantly.

Ollie Watkins put Brentford ahead just before the break but again it was a short-lived lead, Ings grabbing his second of the game. 

After the restart, David Raya made a crucial one-on-one save seconds before Watkins saw a close-range effort blocked as both sides created chances. However, it was Saints who took the points 14 minutes from time as Nathan Redmond slotted home the rebound after a shot cannoned back off the post. 

Lincoln City and Crawley Town open their campaign tomorrow night before The Bees take on The Imps on Tuesday night in the second Group O game. 

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