Bojan on scoresheet for Stoke

New signing Bojan was on target again as Stoke rallied to draw 1-1 with Blackburn in Sunday's pre-season friendly at Ewood Park.

Last Updated: 04/08/14 at 11:20 Post Comment

Bojan Krkic of Stoke City scores the equaliser during the pre-season friendly ma

Bojan Krkic of Stoke City scores the equaliser during the pre-season friendly ma

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The former Barcelona forward netted his first Potters goal during last week's 2-1 defeat to Schalke and came off the bench to cancel out a Jordan Rhodes header with a low drive midway through the second half.

Mark Hughes, whose men are still without a pre-season win, had named a far stronger side than the XI held by League Two Burton on Saturday, with Peter Crouch partnered by Mame Biram Diouf in attack and Charlie Adam deployed alongside Steven Nzonzi in central midfield.

Crouch had the game's first real chance, his downwards header from a Phil Bardsley cross bouncing off an upright and away from trouble.

But minutes after Joshua King had sounded a warning, outjumping Marc Muniesa to head just over, Rhodes evaded his marker to glance Craig Conway's cross past Asmir Begovic.

Hughes, up against his old club, called for Bojan as part of a triple substitution and saw him make a quick impression, a jinking run goalwards wasted when Adam blazed over.

But the Spaniard was rewarded for his willing in the 68th minute, trapping a ball that Nzonzi laid into his path before rifling into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Bojan was involved again in the closing minutes, delivering a looping ball from the right, but Diouf misjudged its flight and the draw ensued.

Blackburn kick off the new Football League season against Cardiff on Friday - watch live on Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm. 

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on third-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company