Arsenal loanees had a miserable return to club duty in the Championship on Saturday following a tough international break, but Chuba Akpom can be pleased with himself.
Akpom scored his first goal for England u21s during the two-week break from club football, and the young forward will be happy with his contribution to Hull City’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday, who face Arsenal in the fourth round of the League Cup, led 1-0 before Akpom was introduced just after half-time. Joining Abel Hernandez up front, he gave the hosts more to worry about and was involved with a scramble which led to Hull’s equaliser, scored by his Uruguayan strike partner.
Akpom did nothing special, but gave Sheffield Wednesday more to contemplate with his introduction. He also troubled the referee, who wasn’t able to complete the game after this:
Elsewhere, it was an unhappy day for Arsenal’s youngsters. Ainsley Maitland-Niles played 85 minutes but couldn’t force a breakthrough in Ipswich’s goalless draw with Huddersfield. Fellow winger Wellington Silva had four shots against Burnley, but couldn’t help Bolton Wanderers in a 2-0 defeat.
Jon Toral was an unused sub in Birmingham’s 2-1 win over QPR.
In League One, Daniel Crowley played the full 90 minutes for Barnsley as they lost 2-1 to Southend United.