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  • Date:24 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:9,362
Goal!

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95mins

Billy Sharp is caught offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

90mins

Jonathan Williams fouled by Brian Stock, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose.

88mins

Peter Ramage challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Milan Lalkovic fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,

86mins

Close range shot by James Hayter goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85mins

Peter Ramage crosses the ball, save by Neil Sullivan.

84mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Sharp. Aleksandar Tunchev takes the direct free kick.

79mins

John Oster takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar. Short corner taken by Milan Lalkovic, Milan Lalkovic has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

78mins

Simon Gillett concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Ramage. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

77mins

David Wright goes off and Jonathan Williams comes on.

76mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Billy Sharp.

75mins

Shot from 35 yards by Brian Stock missed to the left of the target.

74mins

Shot on goal by James Hayter from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

70mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against John Oster. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

69mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Milan Lalkovic, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

68mins

Foul by Darren Ambrose on George Friend, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

67mins

Jermaine Easter is caught offside. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

65mins

John Oster finds the net with a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Crystal Palace.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Stock on Wilfried Zaha. Peter Ramage takes the direct free kick. Jermaine Easter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sean Scannell.

62mins

A cross is delivered by Milan Lalkovic, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

61mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

58mins

Corner taken right-footed by Milan Lalkovic, clearance made by Darren Ambrose. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Milan Lalkovic.

57mins

Milan Lalkovic is brought on as a substitute for James Coppinger.

57mins

Billy Sharp joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jon Parkin.

55mins

Jon Parkin challenges Patrick McCarthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Wright.

50mins

Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Effort on goal by Mile Jedinak from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

49mins

Sean Scannell is caught offside. Richard Naylor takes the indirect free kick.

47mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose, clearance by James O'Connor.

46mins

Foul by George Friend on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Darren Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

42mins

Richard Naylor challenges Glenn Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose.

42mins

The ball is sent over by James Coppinger.

41mins

Jon Parkin is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

40mins

James Coppinger sends in a cross, Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

33mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Jon Parkin.

29mins

Darren Ambrose produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

26mins

Unfair challenge on George Friend by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Dean Moxey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Oster. Direct free kick taken by James O'Connor.

22mins

Effort on goal by Jon Parkin from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

22mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose, Jon Parkin makes a clearance.

21mins

The official flags James Hayter offside. Peter Ramage takes the free kick.

15mins

James Coppinger delivers the ball, Peter Ramage makes a clearance.

13mins

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, Richard Naylor fouled by Aleksandar Tunchev, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

12mins

The ball is crossed by James O'Connor.

10mins

Brian Stock produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

9mins

James Coppinger takes the inswinging corner, Sean Scannell makes a clearance.

8mins

Shot from just outside the box by Glenn Murray goes over the crossbar.

7mins

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Naylor. Darren Ambrose takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Jon Parkin.

4mins

Centre by James Coppinger.

3mins

Jon Parkin is ruled offside. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Saunders in at the Sharp end New Doncaster boss Dean Saunders is boosted by the return of striker Billy Sharp from ankle ligament damage for the clash with Crystal Palace. Saunders was installed as Rovers manager on Friday morning, shortly after the dismissal of Sean O'Driscoll and assistant Richard O'Kelly. Doncaster have endured a miserable start to the season, claiming just one point from their opening seven npower Championship games. Former Wales international Saunders is set to benefit from considerably replenished forward options against the Eagles. Along with Sharp's unexpected comeback, on-loan Tottenham youngster Ryan Mason is also in contention after shaking off an ankle complaint of his own. With the duo expected to feature from the bench, Jon Parkin is in line for his Rovers debut after joining on loan from Cardiff this week. Another striker, Milan Lalkovic, extended his loan spell from Chelsea in recent days and will be eager to add to his three substitute appearances at the Keepmoat. Doncaster have suffered no new injuries this week but Chris Brown, James Chambers, Martin Woods and Adam Lockwood remain on the treatment table. Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has some selection dilemmas. Freedman made eight changes to the side beaten 1-0 by Middlesbrough in the league last weekend and his fringe players responded with a 2-1 win over the same opposition in the Carling Cup. Young winger Wilfried Zaha and forgotten striker Calvin Andrew got the goals to push their claims for a place. Julian Speroni will be back in goal, Darren Ambrose should return in midfield and winger Sean Scannell is likely to start after signing a new contract this week. Anthony Gardner and Alex Marrow returned from lay-offs in midweek so Nathaniel Clyne (foot), Lee Hills (knee), Kagisho Dikgacoi (hamstring) and Owen Garvan (hip) are the only absentees.

Formation:433Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

Formation: 442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Neil Sullivan
  • James O'Connor
  • Shelton Martis
  • Richard Naylor
  • George Friend
  • Brian Stock
  • John Oster
  • Simon Gillett
  • James Coppinger
  • James Hayter
  • Jon Parkin
  • SUBS
  • Gary Woods
  • Sam Hird
  • Kyle Bennett
  • Milan Lalkovic
  • Billy Sharp

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Match Report

Saunders given winning start John Oster struck his first goal in 18 months against his former club to end Doncaster's 19-game winless run in new manager Dean Saunders' first game in charge following their narrow 1-0 triumph over Crystal Palace. Rovers midfielder Oster, who joined Doncaster on a free transfer from Palace in August 2009, clinched the South Yorkshire club's first win in 20 matches and lit up an uneventful encounter with a stunning 30-yard shot in the 65th minute. Rovers were in disarray 24 hours earlier when previous manager Sean O'Driscoll was told he and assistant Richard O'Kelly had been placed on gardening leave via a text message, two days after club chairman John Ryan had publicly backed the npower Championship's longest-serving manager. But Doncaster were lying bottom of the table with just one point from their first seven matches and Saunders needed little persuasion to leave his post as Wrexham manager once Ryan and his board decided a change was needed. Saunders made three changes for his first game in charge. Striker Jon Parkin made his debut after signing on loan this week from Cardiff, midfielder Brian Stock started his first game of the season and centre-half Richard Naylor was also recalled. Billy Sharp, who damaged ankle ligaments on the opening day of the season, was a surprise inclusion on the substitutes' bench. Goalkeeper Julian Speroni, Peter Ramage, Aleksander Tunchev, Darren Ambrose, Mile Jedinak, David Wright and Sean Scannell all returned for Palace after sitting out the midweek Carling Cup win over Middlesbrough. Strikers Scannell and Murray both threatened to make an early breakthrough for the visitors, but scoring chances were at a premium. Parkin dragged his shot wide for Rovers when well placed in the penalty area and Ambrose was wide with a curling 20-yard effort at the other end as Palace finished the first half on top. Murray's was twice denied by Rovers goalkeeper Neil Sullivan either side of the interval, his goalbound shot well held and then a header from Ambrose's corner tipped over at full stretch. Palace continued to dominate possession and Australia international Jedinak volleyed just over from the edge of the area in the 50th minute. Saunders made a double substitution seven minutes later with Sharp and Slovakian forward Milan Lalkovic replacing Parkin and winger James Coppinger. The changes did not appear to have much affect, but eight minutes later Oster took possession in his own half and after bursting into opposition territory he unleashed a stunning strike 30 yards from goal that arrowed into Speroni's bottom left-hand corner. Doncaster striker James Hayter was off target from the edge of the penalty area as the home side chased a second and Oster went close with another rocket, this time from 20 yards, soon after. By this time it was all one-way traffic and with Palace offering little in attack, Hayter went close to firing a second in the 86th minute, but his close range shot flew the wrong side of the post.

Form Guide

    LLLLDL
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • LWWWDL

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 22/04/2011
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 27/11/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 27/02/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 3
  • Doncaster
  • 05/12/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 25/04/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 13/12/2008

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 1
  • B Sharp 1

Crystal Palace

  • S Scannell 3
  • J Easter 1
  • P McCarthy 1
  • G Murray 1
  • J Parr 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 12
    • 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
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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