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Late Yakubu penalty earns Blackburn draw at Wigan

Ayegbeni Yakubu converted an injury-time penalty won by his own goalkeeper as Blackburn snatched a dramatic 3-3 draw at Wigan to keep its northwest rival at the bottom of the English Premier League on Saturday.

AP, Saturday 19 Nov 2011

Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson ran upfield in the ninth minute of second-half stoppage time and was fouled by David Jones as they competed for a corner.

Yakubu, who had earlier opened the scoring after just 68 seconds, scored the penalty to leave second-to-last Blackburn a point above Wigan.

Wigan rallied to take a 2-1 halftime lead through goals by Jordi Gomez and Gary Caldwell but Canadian forward Junior Hoilett leveled for the visitors in the 60th.

Albert Crusat then thought he had won it for Wigan before Yakubu’s last-ditch equalizer.

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