Former Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers forward Colin Kazim-Richards scores crucial Europa League goal

Now at Feyenoord the Turkish international scored the equaliser at AS Roma last night.

Last night saw the knockout stages of the Europa League get under way with plenty of Premier League teams in action.

Everton thrashed Young Boys of Switzerland, Celtic and Tottenham drew against Italian opposition whilst Liverpool scraped a 1-0 win v Besiktas.

But a former English based player was also on the score-sheet, in a very impressive draw for his side.

Colin Kazim-Richards began his footballing career at Arsenal before going on to play for Bury.

From there he also played for Brighton, Sheffield United and he also had a loan spell at Blackburn Rovers in 2012-13.

Nowadays he plays for Eredivisie side Feyenoord, where he is on loan from Turkish club Bursaspor.

The former Blackburn and Sheffield United attacker has been in good form for the club since his arrival. He has scored an impressive 10 goals in 25 appearances for the Dutch side.

His most important goal however will have to be the one from last night, as the Rotterdam side held Italian giants AS Roma to a 1-1 draw in Rome.

Former Arsenal star Gervinho had set the Gialorossi on their way to what seemed a sure victory, but Kazim-Richards had other ideas. He scored in the 55th minute, smashing in a rebound from close range to give Feyenoord a draw and a vital away goal in the competition.

The former Sheffield United and Blackburn boy has certainly not done bad for himself at all.

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