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  • Date:10 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cardiff City Stadium
  • Attendance:21,863
  • Gerrard (51) Earnshaw (74)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:02 +4.02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.

93:06 +3.06

Rudy Gestede takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

91:19 +1.19

Peter Whittingham takes a short corner.

91:04 +1.04

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

90:38 +0.38

Filip Kiss challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

89:47

Milan Lalkovic takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.

87:11

Unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Anthony Gerrard results in a free kick. Anthony Gerrard is cautioned. Giles Barnes has an effort direct from the free kick.

85:39

Shot by James Coppinger from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

84:41

Mark Wilson on for Mustapha Dumbuya.

82:26

Rudy Gestede replaces Kenny Miller.

78:57

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar. Filip Kiss replaces Craig Conway.

76:51

Don Cowie fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall takes the free kick.

74:08

Robert Earnshaw finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-0 Doncaster.Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.

70:34

Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

68:35

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Conway.

66:44

Giles Barnes on for Kyle Bennett.

66:20

Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, clearance by Mark Hudson.

64:56

Foul by Kyle Bennett on Robert Earnshaw, free kick awarded. Anthony Gerrard takes the free kick. Kyle Bennett goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

61:55

Aron Gunnarsson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darcy Blake.

60:36

Darcy Blake concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Spurr. John Oster crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

55:06

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

52:47

Robert Earnshaw concedes a free kick for a foul on John Oster. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.

52:05

John Oster shown a yellow card.

50:29

Foul by Tommy Spurr on Kenny Miller, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick, Anthony Gerrard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cardiff 1-0 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Peter Whittingham.

47:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on James Hayter. John Oster takes the free kick.

45:38

Mark Hudson takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

45:26

Short corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.

45:10

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.

45:01

Milan Lalkovic is brought on as a substitute for Richard Naylor.

43:53

Kenny Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Dumbuya. Mustapha Dumbuya takes the direct free kick.

43:08

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Anthony Gerrard gets a block in.

42:20

Robert Earnshaw is caught offside. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

38:03

Andrew Taylor fouled by Simon Gillett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

37:15

Close range shot by Mustapha Dumbuya misses to the left of the target.

36:19

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot.

35:58

Short corner taken by Andrew Taylor from the left by-line.

35:45

Darcy Blake takes a shot. Richard Naylor gets a block in.

35:17

Kyle Bennett is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

34:16

The referee gives a free kick against Richard Naylor for handball.

33:42

James O'Connor challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

33:13

James Hayter takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.

31:19

Simon Gillett challenges Peter Whittingham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.

28:12

Robert Earnshaw fouled by Richard Naylor, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Gerrard takes the direct free kick.

26:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Andrew Taylor. John Oster takes the direct free kick.

25:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line to the near post, Close range header by Darcy Blake goes wide of the left-hand upright.

24:33

Shot from just outside the box by Mustapha Dumbuya goes over the target.

23:40

Darcy Blake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

18:19

Effort on goal by Kenny Miller from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

15:20

Anthony Gerrard fouled by James Coppinger, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall takes the free kick.

11:33

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tommy Spurr.

11:11

Effort from outside the penalty box by Kyle Bennett goes wide left of the goal.

9:05

Foul by Andrew Taylor on Simon Gillett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Richard Naylor.

7:40

Kyle Bennett is ruled offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

6:15

Peter Whittingham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

4:20

Mustapha Dumbuya fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Mustapha Dumbuya takes the free kick.

3:38

Kyle Bennett challenges Kevin McNaughton unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

2:06

Corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Naylor.

0:59

Don Cowie decides to take a short corner.

0:44

Effort from inside the box by Robert Earnshaw strikes the post.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

Formation: 352Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

  • David Marshall
  • Kevin McNaughton
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Mark Hudson
  • Anthony Gerrard
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Don Cowie
  • Craig Conway
  • Darcy Blake
  • Kenny Miller
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • SUBS
  • Tom Heaton
  • Filip Kiss
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Joe Mason

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Match Report

Earnshaw puts Wales misery behind him Robert Earnshaw put a miserable week behind him by capping a routine 2-0 victory for Cardiff. Earnshaw endured some embarrassing headlines in midweek after he missed a glorious second-half opportunity to claim a famous draw for Wales in the 1-0 defeat to England on Tuesday night. With this Euro 2012 qualification disappointment still fresh in the memory, Earnshaw struck the post in the opening minute against Rovers at the Cardiff City Stadium. However he completed a routine finish 15 minutes from time after captain Anthony Gerrard headed the Bluebirds on their way to a first league win in four. Bottom-of-the-table Doncaster more than held their own for most of the match, but only have a solitary point for their endeavours this season. Aron Gunnarsson returned from a spell on the sidelines to take up a place on the Cardiff bench as boss Malky Mackay stuck with the same XI that drew with Portsmouth before the international break. Doncaster made two changes as Sam Hird and Giles Barnes made way for James O'Connor and James Coppinger. Both sides wore black armbands in memory of Mike Dye, the Cardiff supporter who died after suffering head injuries in violent clashes outside Wembley ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier between England and Wales. Earnshaw was in the thick of the action inside the first minute, striking the post after Doncaster goalkeeper Gary Woods spilled a ball in from the left. Kenny Miller might have given City the lead when he engineered space in the area and over in the 19th minute. Doncaster were soon displaying their customer tidy build-up play and a slick exchange between Coppinger and Kyle Bennett resulted in the latter drawing a fine save from David Marshall with a 25-yard strike. A more direct route almost gave Rovers the lead 11 minutes before the interval as a long clearance from Woods was allowed to bounce by the Cardiff defence and James Hayter volleyed goalwards to bring a reaction stop out of Marshall on his near post. Earnshaw flew out of the blocks again at the start of the second half, forcing Woods into a sharp save with his feet. But Cardiff found the breakthrough in the 51st minute after Tommy Spurr fouled Miller in a dangerous position. Peter Whittingham delivered a sumptuous cross from the set play and Gerrard was on hand to glance a header into the bottom corner. The contest remained even, but Cardiff eventually gave themselves breathing space with 15 minutes remaining. Whittingham was the architect once more although he was a touch fortuitous after unleashing a shot from the right side of the box that deflected back into his path. At the second time of asking he took the best course of action and found Earnshaw who applied the finish. Both Whittingham and Earnshaw had chances to add gloss to the score in stoppage time but Doncaster avoided further punishment.

Form Guide

    WWLDD
  • Cardiff
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LLLLD

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 3
  • Cardiff
  • 09/04/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 4 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 21/08/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 30/01/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 29/08/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 07/03/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 16/08/2008

Top Scorers

Cardiff

  • R Earnshaw 2
  • K Miller 1
  • M Hudson 1
  • A Taylor 1
  • C Conway 1

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 1
  • B Sharp 1

Goals

Cardiff

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 7
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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