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​Aluko Grabs Assist As Ikeme, Akpeyi Keep Clean Sheets; Akpan Returns

​Aluko Grabs Assist As Ikeme, Akpeyi Keep Clean Sheets; Akpan Returns

By Johnny Edward:

 

Nigerian forward Sone Aluko made his 35th Championship appearance for Fulham who were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Leeds United at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

 

Aluko, who has scored six goals this season for Fulham, played the full game and set up his side's late equaliser.

 

Tom Cairney scored stunning stoppage-time equaliser to extend Fulham's unbeaten run to six games.Tim Ream had earlier scored an own goal in the fifth minute.

 

At Portman Road, Nigeria's first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme kept his eighth clean sheet of the season for Wolverhampton Wanderers who played out a 0-0 away to Ipswich Town.

 

Ikeme and his teammates are just one points ahead of the bottom three, though with two outstanding games to play.

 

This season Ikeme has made 27 appearances in the English Championship conceding 33 goals.

 

At Ewood Park, Hope Akpan returned to action after serving a suspension in Blackburn Rovers' 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff City. The Nigerian international replaced Danny Guthrie in the 66th minute of the encounter.

 

In the South African Absa Premiership, Daniel Akpeyi kept his sixth clean sheet of the season in goal for Chippa United who were held to a 0-0 draw by Bidvest Wits.

 

Akpeyi who has been called up for this month's international friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London has made 21 appearances for Chippa United who are ninth in the league.

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