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Barnes helps Southampton hold Porto

27 Sep 2018
Marcus Barnes, Southampton

Marcus Barnes scored as Saints earned a 1-1 draw at home to the two-time PL International Cup winners

Southampton continued their unbeaten start to their debut Premier League International Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against holders Porto. 

After a tight first half, Marcus Barnes (pictured) slid in to finish Jake Vokins's low cross from the left flank in the 50th minute. 

But two-time champions Porto levelled the match 10 minutes later when Rui Sousa scored a penalty after Kayne Ramsey had fouled Romario Baro. 

Southampton goalkeeper Harry Lewis earned the hosts a point at Staplewood when he superbly tipped over Luiz Palhares's long-range strike. 

Saints are top of Group A after collecting four points from their first two Group A matches, with just West Ham United to play after an opening victory over Dinamo Zagreb.

The draw was Porto's first match of their title defence. 

See: Southampton report

Swansea earn last-gasp draw

Adnan Maric equalised in the seventh minute of stoppage time as Swansea City started their Group E campaign with a 1-1 draw against Villarreal.

Mukwelle Akale's 65th-minute penalty put the Spanish side in front, before Maric's late intervention at Landore.

Wolfsburg kicked off Group C with a 4-0 win over Athletic Club Bilbao at Aldershot. Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur are their other teams in the group.

See: Swansea report

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