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Raya shows he is the Bees’ knees

- Sports · Soccer · Brentford F.C. · West Bromwich Albion F.C. · Fulham F.C. · Sheffield Wednesday F.C. · Sheffield · England · Emiliano Marcondes

DAVID RAYA was Brent­ford’s hero as they knocked out West Brom in a shoot- out to earn a meet­ing with Ful­ham or Sh­effield Wed­nes­day next week.

The goal­keeper saved from Grady Dian­gana as the Bees won 5- 4 on penal­ties af­ter draw­ing

2- 2 at The Hawthorns.

Bag­gies skip­per Hal Rob­son- Kanu struck twice from the spot in the sec­ond half, ei­ther side of a bril­liant over­head kick from Emil­iano Mar­con­des.

Mar­cus Forss – a for­mer Bag­gies trainee – then scored his own penalty to force the shoot- out.

Brent­ford started on top but, af­ter a for­get­table spell, trailed in the 56th minute. Rob­son- Kanu stole in


BRENT­FORD WIN 5- 4 ON PENS af­ter they dithered and a des­per­ate Do­minic Thomp­son chal­lenge up­ended him.

Al­bion’s skip­per rolled the ball home but the Bees hit back two min­utes later, Mar­con­des pro­duc­ing his hero­ics.

Brent­ford trailed again when Char­lie Goode barged over Kyle Ed­wards and Rob­son- Kanu net­ted from the spot for a sec­ond time.

But they were level once more af­ter Cedric Kipre was ad­judged to have brought down Forss in the box with 17 min­utes to go.

It was a soft de­ci­sion by ref­eree Dar­ren Eng­land but Forss stayed cool to blast the ball into the net and set up the shoot- out.

 ??  ?? RAYA: Spot on
RAYA: Spot on

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