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  • Coppinger (37)
  • Djilali (67)
  • Date:2010-02-27
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:9779
  • Referee:Swarbrick, N

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

Kieran Djilali is replaced by Calvin Andrew.

90mins

Mark Wilson is being taken off, Dean Shiels has come on in his place.

83mins

John Oster is being taken off, Jordon Mutch has come on in his place.

80mins

The referee has booked Alan Lee.

80mins

Elliott Ward goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

76mins

James Hayter is replaced by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

75mins

Nathaniel Clyne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

69mins

The referee has booked Clint Hill.

67mins

Goal!! Kieran Djilali scores for Crystal Palace.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by N Swarbrick

37mins

Goal!! Doncaster have scored with James Coppinger putting it in the back of the net.

6mins

Claude Davis is being taken off, Lee Hills has come on in his place.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Doncaster face Crystal Palace at 3pm on Saturday, February 27th.


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Match Report

Crystal Palace fought back to earn a valuable point from a 1-1 draw at Doncaster Rovers in what could be Neil Warnock's last match in charge.

Warnock has been linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers and his team played like a side that felt sorry for themselves at the start.

Doncaster gave them the run around in the first half and should have been three or four goals up at the interval.

But they had to make do with a 37th-minute thunderbolt from James Coppinger after failing to make the most of a series of chances.

Rovers dominated the first period and peppered the Palace goal largely without success.

Billy Sharp headed a cross from Coppinger wide in the fourth minute and James Hayter fired a fierce low shot which was saved at the near post by Julian Speroni soon after.

The one-way traffic continued with Doncaster twice getting the ball in the net only to have both efforts disallowed before Coppinger fired them in front in the 37th minute.

The diminutive winger latched onto a short pass before lashing home a left-foot shot into the roof of the net from just inside the box.

Alan Lee and Kieran Djilali both had efforts cleared off the line as Palace tried to hit back but they were fortunate not to go further behind when Speroni made a fine save to deny Sharp early in the second half.

Doncaster sat back after that giving Palace all the encouragement they needed and they were punished by an equaliser in the 67th minute.

Darren Ambrose raced through on the left and turned defender James O'Connor inside out before crossing to the far post where Djilali fired home unchallenged.

Doncaster rallied but left their effort too late although Palace were fortunate not to concede a penalty when Matt Lawrence brought down substitute Jordon Mutch deep into stoppage time.

Doncaster Rovers

Crystal Palace

Corners

67

Fouls

116

Goal attempts

167

Shots off target

85

Offsides

44

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