Samba gives Blackburn 1-1 draw at QPR

Defender Chris Samba secured a 1-1 draw for struggling Blackburn

against Queens Park Rangers with a first-half headed goal in the

Premier League on Saturday.

Heidar Helguson gave QPR the lead in the 16th minute – the first

home goal scored by a QPR player this season. But the home side

conceded the equaliser just eight minutes later.

Rangers had a claim for a penalty turned down when defender

Michel Salgado tackled Morocco winger Adel Taarabt in the Blackburn

area late in the game.

Blackburn had lost two straight and won just one in seven league

games before its visit to Loftus Road and is now bottom of the

standings.