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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:14,951
  • Wood (25) Cisse (30)
  • Diouf (74)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Albert Adomah has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

89mins

Shot by Kyle Bennett from outside the box goes over the target.

86mins

Shot from 18 yards from Billy Sharp. Save by David James.

85mins

Foul by Billy Sharp on Albert Adomah, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from right wing, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Stead by Brian Stock. Booking for Brian Stock for unsporting behaviour. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

83mins

James Wilson on for Yannick Bolasie.

82mins

Albert Adomah crosses the ball, save by David Button.

80mins

Jon Stead takes a shot. Save by David Button.

78mins

Corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf from the left by-line to the near post, save by David James.

78mins

(Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Kyle Bennett coming on for Simon Gillett.

77mins

Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

76mins

Jon Stead on for Chris Wood.

75mins

A cross is delivered by Simon Gillett, El-Hadji Diouf finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bristol City 2-1 Doncaster.Simon Gillett provided the assist for the goal.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Albert Adomah, Tommy Spurr gets a block in. Neil Kilkenny takes a short corner.

66mins

Brett Pitman is brought on as a substitute for Cole Skuse.

64mins

Cole Skuse produces a cross, save by David Button.

63mins

Yannick Bolasie sends in a cross, blocked by James O'Connor. Short corner taken by Yannick Bolasie from the left by-line.

61mins

Billy Sharp is ruled offside. Lewin Nyatanga restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Richard Foster takes a shot. David Button makes a save.

59mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Chris Wood goes wide of the left-hand post.

56mins

Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lockwood. Free kick taken by Sam Hird.

54mins

The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah, clearance by Tommy Spurr. Short corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line.

53mins

Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. David Button makes a save.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Gillett by Kalifa Cisse. Free kick crossed by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Richard Foster.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by Stephen Pearson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

48mins

Richard Foster produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

47mins

Neil Kilkenny is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Button.

46mins

Adam Lockwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie. Free kick crossed by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by Sam Hird.

45mins

Yannick Bolasie produces a cross, clearance made by Sam Hird.

44mins

Neil Kilkenny decides to take a short corner.

44mins

The ball is crossed by Richard Foster, Brian Stock gets a block in.

42mins

Kalifa Cisse takes a shot. David Button makes a save.

40mins

The referee blows for offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Sam Hird. David Button takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

The referee blows for offside against Chris Wood. David Button takes the free kick.

38mins

The ball is crossed by Cole Skuse, save by David Button.

37mins

Right-footed shot by Kalifa Cisse went wide left of the net.

36mins

The offside flag is raised against Billy Sharp. Cole Skuse restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Louis Carey challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.

34mins

The referee blows for offside against Billy Sharp. Lewin Nyatanga takes the indirect free kick.

34mins

Billy Sharp has a volleyed shot. Save by David James.

33mins

Billy Sharp concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewin Nyatanga. David James restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Effort on goal by Yannick Bolasie from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

32mins

Adam Lockwood replaces James Hayter.

32mins

Habib Beye is sent off by the referee.

30mins

Cole Skuse fouled by Habib Beye, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Neil Kilkenny, Kalifa Cisse finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bristol City 2-0 Doncaster.Assist by Neil Kilkenny.

28mins

Lewin Nyatanga has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

28mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Tommy Spurr.

27mins

Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. David Button makes a save.

26mins

Cole Skuse delivers the ball, Chris Wood finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Bristol City 1-0 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Cole Skuse.

25mins

El-Hadji Diouf sends in a cross, James Hayter takes a shot. Save made by David James.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Sam Hird. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Stock.

21mins

The ball is crossed by Yannick Bolasie, Habib Beye manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Short corner worked by Neil Kilkenny.

18mins

El-Hadji Diouf challenges Louis Carey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Louis Carey. John Oster on for James Coppinger.

17mins

Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf played to the near post, Habib Beye produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

14mins

Effort on goal by Yannick Bolasie from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

13mins

Cole Skuse concedes a free kick for a foul on El-Hadji Diouf. Sam Hird takes the indirect free kick.

12mins

The official flags Albert Adomah offside. Free kick taken by David Button.

10mins

Effort from inside the area by Billy Sharp misses to the right of the target.

9mins

Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Richard Foster.

8mins

Simon Gillett has an effort at goal from 20 yards. David James makes a save.

7mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Cole Skuse produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah, clearance made by Habib Beye.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on James Coppinger. James O'Connor crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richard Foster makes a clearance.

3mins

Richard Foster takes a shot. Save by David Button.

3mins

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by David Button.

2mins

The ball is sent over by Cole Skuse, Close range headed effort by Albert Adomah misses to the right of the goal.

1mins

Outswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, Brian Stock manages to make a clearance.

1mins

The ball is sent over by Albert Adomah, clearance by David Button.

Match Preview

Double doubt for Robins Key players Albert Adomah and Marvin Elliott are struggling with injuries for Bristol City`s npower Championship clash with Doncaster. Winger Adomah has a persistent calf problem, while midfielder Elliott is recovering from a hamstring complaint. The duo are both rated doubtful to face Rovers. City manager Derek McInnes told the club's official website: "We left him (Adomah) out against Brighton to give the calf time to heal with the hope he would be okay to face Doncaster. "At this stage he's still a doubt. Our medical team will continue to assess Marvin this week but he's also doubtful for the Doncaster game." Midfielder Stephen Pearson is available to McInnes once again, however, after serving a one-match ban during the 2-0 defeat to Brighton last weekend, though captain Liam Fontaine remains sidelined with a knee injury. Doncaster boss Dean Saunders has no new injury worries for the trip. Left-back Tommy Spurr is set to continue having impressed against Cardiff last weekend and suffered no reaction on his first appearance for four months following hip and hernia problems. Midfielders John Oster (neck) and Martin Woods (groin) will push for a place in Saunders' line-up having recently returned to full fitness, as will defender Shelton Martis (groin). Pascal Chimbonda is still three to four weeks away from returning after injuring a thigh muscle while stepping up training on his return from a hip flexor complaint. Fellow defender George Friend is three months away from action due to a medial knee ligament injury, while thumb surgery is set to rule veteran goalkeeper Neil Sullivan out for the majority of the season. Chris Brown is stepping up his rehabilitation and the striker is expected to return to training in two to three weeks after a lengthy struggle with knee and back problems.

Formation:451Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

  • David James
  • Cole Skuse
  • Louis Carey
  • Lewin Nyatanga
  • Richard Foster
  • Albert Adomah
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Kalifa Cisse
  • Stephen Pearson
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • Chris Wood
  • SUBS
  • Dean Gerken
  • Jon Stead
  • Nicky Maynard
  • James Wilson
  • Brett Pitman

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Match Report

City increase gap Bristol City moved six points clear of the npower Championship relegation zone after seeing off 10-man Doncaster 2-1. First-half goals from Chris Wood and Kalifa Cisse helped the Robins bounce back from successive defeats to Crawley in the FA Cup and Brighton in the league. However, they were made to hang on at the end as, despite Habib Beye's first-half dismissal for a poor challenge on Cole Skuse shortly before the hosts doubled their lead, El-Hadji Diouf's header 15 minutes from time set up a nervous finale. Nicky Maynard was the notable absentee from Bristol City's starting line-up, the striker dropping to the bench and replaced by Albert Adomah in one of four changes made by Derek McInnes. It was Adomah who had the first chance when his drive from long range forced Doncaster goalkeeper David Button, who then excellently tipped Richard Foster's effort round the post. Rovers, who were unchanged from last week's goalless draw with Cardiff, grew in stature thereafter and David James had to be at his best to parry Simon Gillett's effort from just outside the area. Billy Sharp also missed the target from a good position, while Rovers midfielder James Hayter should have opened the scoring but shot tamely straight at James from close range after Diouf's cross had landed at his feet. Hayter was made to pay for his profligacy as on-loan West Brom forward Chris Wood headed the hosts into a 26th-minute lead. Skuse's pinpoint cross to the near post found Wood and he stooped down to head past Button for a goal on his home debut. Neil Kilkenny thought he had doubled City's lead immediately after but his 20-yard strike was tipped inches wide of the post by Button. Rovers' hopes of coming away from Ashton Gate with a share of the spoils was hit when Beye was shown a straight red card for a reckless lunge on Skuse. There was not much contact between the two players but the former Newcastle and Aston Villa full-back's challenge was deemed too dangerous by referee Fred Graham. From the resulting free-kick, Kilkenny floated the ball in from the right by-line and Cisse rose well to head home at the near post in the 31st minute. Despite Doncaster struggling to keep their shape after Beye's dismissal, City failed to add to their lead before the interval. McInnes' men continued to dominate after the interval although Doncaster looked content to keep men behind the ball and avoid a thrashing. Wood missed the target from the edge of the area, while Foster forced Button into action from a similar distance. From out of nowhere though, Diouf set up a nervous finale when he headed across James at the back post from Simon Gillett's cross from the left in the 75th minute. Billy Sharp's volley from the edge of the box drew a fine save from James as City held on to claim all three points.

Form Guide

    LDLWWL
  • Bristol City
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LWLLWD

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 27/08/2011
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 02/04/2011
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 14/08/2010
  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 5
  • Doncaster
  • 06/03/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 12/12/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 17/02/2009

Top Scorers

Bristol City

  • N Maynard 8
  • A Adomah 5
  • B Pitman 3
  • S Pearson 2
  • M Elliott 2
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • M Woolford 1

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 9
  • J Hayter 3
  • E Diouf 2
  • S Gillett 2
  • K Bennett 2
  • J Oster 1
  • B Stock 1

Goals

Bristol City

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 23
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 22
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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