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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Kilgallon by Kevin McNaughton. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Koumas finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-2 Cardiff.Matthew Kilgallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Bothroyd.
Chris Burke leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Koumas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on George Friend. Free kick taken by George Friend.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line, Craig Bellamy concedes a free kick for a foul on Shelton Martis. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Seyi Olofinjana on James Coppinger. James Coppinger sends in a cross, Franck Moussa heads at goal, save by Tom Heaton.
Seyi Olofinjana fouled by Brian Stock, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Matthew Kilgallon fouled by Craig Bellamy, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
James Coppinger grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from James Hayter.
Franck Moussa produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Effort from 18 yards by James Coppinger. Save by Tom Heaton.
Foul by Jason Euell on Tom Heaton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Jason Euell replaces John Oster. The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Gillett. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Peter Whittingham. Save made by Gary Woods.
Effort from outside the penalty area by James Coppinger goes wide left of the target.
Effort from outside the penalty box by James Coppinger goes wide left of the target.
James Coppinger sends in a cross.
Franck Moussa produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Tom Heaton.
Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail. Kevin McNaughton takes the direct free kick.
Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jlloyd Samuel by Brian Stock. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick.
James Coppinger has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Stephen McPhail fouled by John Oster, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
Effort from 20 yards by Franck Moussa. Save by Tom Heaton.
Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Friend. Direct free kick taken by George Friend.
Corner taken right-footed by John Oster, Headed effort on goal by Shelton Martis from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
George Friend concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. Centre by Peter Whittingham, Header from close in by Dekel Keinan misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from 12 yards by Simon Gillett. Tom Heaton makes a save. James Coppinger takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Jay Bothroyd.
Handball decision goes against Craig Bellamy. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.
Brian Stock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Strike on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick.
James Coppinger decides to take a short corner.
Matthew Kilgallon on for Joseph Mills. Foul by Jlloyd Samuel on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Shelton Martis takes the direct free kick.
Peter Whittingham takes the outswinging corner, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
Chris Burke fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Jay Bothroyd.
Unfair challenge on George Friend by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by George Friend.
The ball is crossed by John Oster, Headed effort from inside the area by James Hayter misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger, Header from deep inside the area by Shelton Martis goes over the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the left by-line, clearance made by Seyi Olofinjana.
Franck Moussa takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
John Oster delivers the ball.
The referee blows for offside. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by James Coppinger, clearance made by Seyi Olofinjana. James Coppinger has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Jay Bothroyd. George Friend takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Brian Stock went harmlessly over the bar.
Jay Bothroyd fouled by Mustapha Dumbuya, the ref awards a free kick. Jlloyd Samuel takes the direct free kick.
Rovers set for triple boost
Doncaster look set to benefit from the return of three players for the visit of Cardiff.
James Chambers has recovered from a hamstring injury and could line up against his old club at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Fellow defender James O'Connor is also back in contention following his return from a fractured metatarsal.
Brian Stock limped off during last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Bristol City with an ankle injury but is expected to retain his place in the side.
Rovers have won just once in their last 12 matches, failing to find the net in seven of those.
They were also heavily beaten when they travelled to Cardiff back in August, when two Jay Bothroyd goals and one apiece from Chris Burke and Craig Bellamy condemned them to a 4-0 defeat.
Michael Chopra remains out although the Bluebirds have been handed a major boost over the striker`s fitness.
Chopra was expected to miss the remainder of the season due a hamstring tear sustained in mid-March but scans have confirmed the injury is healing quicker than expected.
The 11-goal forward is now running and set to force his way back into action sooner rather than later, although the Keepmoat Stadium clash comes too soon.
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton will be assessed after he suffered a groin strain upon his return from five weeks out with a groin injury in last Saturday`s 4-1 win over Derby.
City have been keen to stress the injury is not a recurrence of the previous problem but Heaton will be monitored ahead of Saturday, with loanees Stephen Bywater and Jason Brown competing to step in.
Centre-back Mark Hudson (knee) and goalkeeper David Marshall (elbow) remain long-term absentees.
Koumas late show seals City win
Jason Koumas came off the bench to fire two stunning injury-time goals to clinch a 3-1 win for Cardiff and deny Doncaster a draw they thoroughly deserved.
James Coppinger, with his seventh goal of the season, looked to have grabbed a valuable point to boost Rovers' survival hopes with a 78th-minute equaliser which cancelled out Chris Burke's 15th-minute opener.
And a draw would have been nothing less than the hosts deserved, having dominated proceedings at the Keepmoat Stadium only to rue a lack of killer instinct in front of goal.
But Koumas, who had only been on the pitch for three minutes, picked the perfect moment to open his account this season with a great 90th-minute free-kick.
And the on-loan Wigan winger, amid an otherwise disappointing campaign, sealed the win with almost the last kick of the game.
Coppinger, Franck Moussa, Simon Gillett and George Friend all went close for relegation-threatened Doncaster, but the win boosted Cardiff's hopes of a top-two finish.
Tom Heaton passed a fitness test on his groin strain to ensure Dave Jones could name an unchanged XI from the side who beat Derby 4-1 last weekend.
Doncaster's influential midfielder Brian Stock also shrugged off an ankle problem which meant, like Jones, Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll was able to keep faith with the same side who lost 1-0 at Bristol City.
And it was the hosts who started firmly on the front foot, Coppinger drilling an effort inches wide before on-loan Leicester midfielder Franck Moussa forced a good reaction save from Heaton.
Cardiff were under the cosh in the opening stages but they opened the scoring with their first attack.
Jay Bothroyd ran at the Rovers defence before back-heeling the ball into the path of Burke and the winger rifled a low shot under the body of goalkeeper Gary Woods, who should have done better.
Injury-hit Rovers were dealt another blow in the 21st minute when defender Joseph Mills was forced off due to injury.
Gillett was presented with a great opportunity to level when clean through but he was denied by Heaton.
Moussa enjoyed another couple of half chances but Doncaster's lack of cutting edge was proving their downfall, with nothing to show for their eight first-half shots and six corners.
Doncaster started the second half brightly with Cardiff also lively on the counter, although neither keeper was seriously tested in the first 25 minutes of the second half.
As in the first half, the hosts held the upper hand and pushed for an equaliser, with the lively Coppinger a threat.
Woods produced a great save to deny Peter Whittingham at the other end before Heaton was called upon to deny Coppinger.
Moussa headed over before Coppinger finally levelled with a sweet strike from 18 yards.
Friend forced a solid save from Heaton as Doncaster pushed for a winner.
But they were left shaking their heads in disbelief as substitute Koumas fired home a superb free-kick from distance, before adding an even later third following a well-worked move with Craig Bellamy.
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