HOPE AKPAN SENT OFF IN BLACKBURN ROVERS LOSS

Nigeria midfielder Hope Akpan was sent off for his angry reaction after he thought he has scored an equaliser which was cancelled by the referee.
Akpan found the back of the net in the 87th minute and thought he had equalised for Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

Akpan was adjudged to have used his hand leading up to the goal.

Blackburn Rovers are second from bottom on the English Championship table with 29 points from 31 matches.