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Darren O'Dea challenges Kyle Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Friend fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Paul Rachubka makes a save.
Jonathan Howson fouled by Ryan Mason, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Ryan Mason for unsporting behaviour. Darren O'Dea restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against James Hayter. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
Corner taken right-footed by Kyle Bennett, Richard Naylor has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar. Adam Clayton leaves the field to be replaced by Mika Vayrynen.
Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Robert Snodgrass handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aidan White. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
Corner from right by-line taken by Kyle Bennett.
Paul Rachubka replaces Andy Lonergan.
Andrew Keogh is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Brian Stock restarts play with the free kick. Herita Ilunga concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
Luciano Becchio comes on in place of Ross McCormack.
Danny Pugh is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
Jon Parkin leaves the field to be replaced by James Hayter.
The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.
Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Herita Ilunga.
The official flags Andrew Keogh offside. Herita Ilunga takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by James O'Connor.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Tom Lees finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Doncaster 0-3 Leeds.Assist on the goal came from Robert Snodgrass.
James Coppinger leaves the field to be replaced by Kyle Bennett. Ryan Mason is brought on as a substitute for John Oster.
Shot on goal by Jonathan Howson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Ross McCormack finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-2 Leeds.The assist for the goal came from Andrew Keogh.
Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland.
Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, save made by Andy Lonergan.
Jon Parkin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.
Darren O'Dea sends in a cross.
The ball is sent over by James O'Connor, Header by Jon Parkin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ross McCormack, save by Chris Kirkland.
Foul by Herita Ilunga on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Aidan White takes the free kick.
Robert Snodgrass fouled by Simon Gillett, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly crosses the ball in from the free kick. Andrew Keogh is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Coppinger on Adam Clayton. James Coppinger is shown a yellow card. Aidan White takes the free kick.
Andrew Keogh has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross McCormack. Direct free kick taken by Ross McCormack.
John Oster takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
Foul by George Friend on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Danny Pugh scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Leeds.Assist by Robert Snodgrass.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Brian Stock. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Coppinger, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.
Adam Clayton challenges James O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Stock crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by Herita Ilunga.
Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson. Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly.
A cross is delivered by Andrew Keogh, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Ross McCormack goes wide right of the target.
Jon Parkin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
Billy Sharp is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
Robert Snodgrass challenges Brian Stock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Brian Stock from the free kick, Jonathan Howson gets a block in.
Jon Parkin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Lees from right channel, Simon Gillett makes a clearance.
Trio set for Rovers bows
Doncaster could hand debuts to Chris Kirkland, Herita Ilunga and Pascal Chimbonda when they host Leeds on Friday night.
Former England goalkeeper Kirkland has joined Rovers on loan until January from Wigan, while left-back Ilunga arrived from West Ham on a similar deal before the international break.
Chimbonda signed a short-term deal at the Keepmoat at the end of September, but and was not picked for Rovers' 2-1 win at Peterborough in their last outing due to a lack of fitness.
Kirkland's arrival gives manager Dean Saunders a selection headache after veteran Neil Sullivan put in a stellar performance at London Road, while James Chambers and George Friend could be the ones to make way for Ilunga and Chimbonda.
Chris Brown, James Chambers, Martin Woods and Adam Lockwood are long-term absentees and will be unavailable for Saunders once more.
Leeds winger Robert Snodgrass is hoping to shake off an ankle injury in time.
Snodgrass was forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad last week due to a problem aggravated in Leeds' 1-0 win over Portsmouth in their last match, but the Scot could still play a part in the Yorkshire derby.
Manager Simon Grayson has no other new injury or suspension concerns and expects all his international players to be in contention.
Central defender Darren O'Dea and striker Andy Keogh have reported back fit from Republic of Ireland duty while forward Mikael Forssell and midfielder Mika Vayrynen were scheduled to return to training on Thursday having featured for Finland in their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Hungary and Sweden.
Left-back Aidy White has been away with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s and fellow defender Charlie Taylor is hoping to be in the squad having been included in Noel Blake's England Under-19s squad for a tournament in France.
Leeds climb into play-off spot
Leeds swept into the top six in the npower Championship with their first away win of the season as Doncaster suffered a 3-0 defeat, their first defeat under Dean Saunders.
Danny Pugh volleyed home his second goal in successive games, leading goalscorer Ross McCormack struck with a brilliant overhead kick early in the second period and Tom Lees headed home in the 63rd minute.
Saunders had registered two wins and a draw since replacing Sean O'Driscoll at the Keepmoat Stadium, but his side were no match for fast-improving Leeds, who moved into fifth place after stretching their unbeaten league run to five games.
Former Wrexham manager Saunders had lifted the gloom at Rovers with the help of a plasma television and a half share in a race horse as rewards for his players in training and matches.
But no incentives could make up for the gulf between these two sides in terms of cohesion and confidence and while Leeds manager Simon Grayson will be looking up the table, Saunders will now be aware of the full size of his task.
Former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, on loan from Wigan, and West Ham defender Herita Ilunga made their debuts for Doncaster, while a third new signing, Pascal Chimbonda, started on the bench.
Leeds were unchanged from the side that beat Portsmouth in their last match, with Finland internationals Mikael Forssell and Mika Vayrynen, as well as Luciano Becchio, named among the substitutes.
Doncaster threatened first after a cagey opening, with Jon Parkin's low shot forcing a sprawling save from Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.
Leeds responded with a swift counterattack, but Robert Snodgrass's driven cross was steered wide by McCormack.
Leeds soon began to boss possession and were rewarded with the breakthrough in the 20th minute when Pugh volleyed home in fine style, direct from a Snodgrass corner.
The home side were finding it difficult to get a foothold in the game and James Coppinger was booked by referee Kevin Friend after taking his frustrations out on Leeds midfielder Adam Clayton.
Parkin will feel he should have hit the target with a header from Coppinger's cross shortly before half-time, but Rovers failed to muster any real momentum and it was the visitors who looked the more likely to add a second goal.
Leeds sprayed the ball about with growing confidence after the restart and a moment of individual brilliance from McCormack doubled their lead in the 51st minute.
The Scot flicked the ball over his marker in the area and, with his back to goal, sent an overhead kick into Kirkland's top right-hand corner for his 10th goal in 13 appearances this season.
Saunders replaced Coppinger with Kyle Bennett in the 61st minute, but two minutes later Lees' thumping header from another Snodgrass corner put the result beyond doubt.
Lonergan was replaced by Paul Rachubka in the closing stages and Andy Keogh struck the crossbar with seven minutes left as Leeds threatened to add a fourth goal.
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