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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

95mins

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

94mins

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

92mins

Peter Whittingham takes a short corner.

92mins

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

91mins

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

90mins

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

88mins

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.

86mins

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

85mins

Mark Wilson on for Mustapha Dumbuya.

83mins

Rudy Gestede replaces Kenny Miller.

79mins

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

77mins

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

75mins

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.

71mins

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

69mins

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

67mins

Giles Barnes on for Kyle Bennett.

67mins

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

65mins

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.

62mins

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

61mins

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.

56mins

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

53mins

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

53mins

John Oster shown a yellow card.

51mins

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.

48mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

44mins

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

44mins

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

43mins

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

39mins

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

38mins

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

37mins

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot.

36mins

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

36mins

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

36mins

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

35mins

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

34mins

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

34mins

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

32mins

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

29mins

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

27mins

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

26mins

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.

25mins

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

24mins

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

19mins

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

16mins

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

12mins

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

12mins

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

10mins

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

8mins

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

7mins

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

5mins

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

4mins

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

3mins

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

1mins

Don Cowie decides to take a short corner.

1mins

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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