Nigeria midfielder Hope Akpan was the hero of his England Championship side Blackburn Rovers on...
Nigeria midfielder Hope Akpan was the hero of his England Championship side Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday when he scored the equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Queens Park Rangers.
Blackburn are 18th on the league table with 29 points in 25 games.
Hope Akpan scored in the 85th minute.Both sides struggled to create chance in the second half, before poor defending allowed Akpan to head in Ben Marshall's throw-in at the far post. Akpan's late goal, his second since joining Rovers from Reading in August, means QPR are still without a win since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was appointed as manager on 4 December.
The 24-year-old midfielder has now scored two goals this season. He has played for Everton, Crawley and Reading.