• Date: Sat 13 March 2010
  • Venue: Keepmoat Stadium
  • Ref: Hooper, S
  • Attendance: 11,858
Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers

Sharp (15) P

Emmanuel-Thomas (69)

2 - 1

Doncaster Rovers vs Derby County

Team Lineups

Doncaster Rovers

Neil Sullivan
James O'Connor
Gareth Roberts
James Chambers
Elliott Ward
Mark Wilson
John Oster
James Coppinger (Jordon Mutch, 90)
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Shelton Martis, 80)
Billy Sharp
James Hayter (Martin Woods, M, 87)

Derby County

David Martin
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Jake Buxton (Chris Porter, 80)
Nicky Hunt
Paul Green
Robbie Savage (Dave Martin, 65)
Stephen Pearson
Michael Tonge
Rob Hulse
Steve Davies (Gilles Sunu, 46)

Match Report
On-loan Arsenal teenager Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored a sensational second-half goal for Doncaster Rovers to send Derby County crashing to a 2-1 defeat at the Keepmoat Stadium. The 19-year-old striker lashed home an unstoppable 20-yard left-foot shot in the 69th minute to take his tally to three goals in three starts. It appeared to be enough to finish off Derby after Billy Sharp had given Rovers the lead with a 15th-minute penalty. But a moment of slackness at the back led to Rob Hulse pulling one back 16 minutes from time and Doncaster had to endure some anxious moments before the points were safely in the bag. Derby looked a poor side throughout and seldom threatened in the first half apart from a 24th-minute effort which hit the foot of the post from former Doncaster midfielder Paul Green. By then Rovers were already in front. Sharp had failed to convert a penalty in Rovers' last match but, when he was hauled back by Jake Buxton in the 15th minute, he had no hesitation in snatching the ball after the referee had pointed to the penalty spot and despatched the spot-kick with venom. Green's effort failed to inspire the visitors and Derby were fortunate not to concede another penalty in the 34th minute when James Coppinger was brought down by Jay McEveley. Doncaster were on top at the start of the second half with John Oster and Sharp going close before Emmanuel-Thomas hit his thunderbolt out of the blue when there appeared to be no danger. Hulse's consolation effort failed to lift County and Doncaster put up the shutters in the closing stages, bringing on defender Shelton Martis for the creative Oster as they held out despite some uncomfortable moments in the closing stages.
Live Text Commentary

James Coppinger is replaced by Jordon Mutch.


Doncaster are replacing James Hayter with Martin Woods.


Jake Buxton is being taken off, Chris Porter has come on in his place.


Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is being taken off, Shelton Martis has come on in his place.


Goal!! Derby have scored with Rob Hulse putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

James Hayter goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scores for Doncaster.


Robbie Savage is being taken off, Dave Martin has come on in his place.


Steve Davies is replaced by Gilles Sunu.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by S Hooper


Billy Sharp takes a penalty for Doncaster and scores!.

Yellow Card

Jake Buxton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


It's 3pm on Saturday, March 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Doncaster face Derby at 3pm on Saturday, March 13th.