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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:11,757
  • Brooker (49)
  • Yakubu (75)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:26 +0.26

Sam Hird on for Ryan Mason.

88:27

James Coppinger takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Bruno Berner. Bruno Berner manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, Angelo Miguel Vitor manages to make a clearance.

87:33

Angelo Miguel Vitor fouled by James Hayter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

86:12

Foul by James Coppinger on Diomansy Kamara, free kick awarded. Diomansy Kamara delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

85:26

Darius Vassell concedes a free kick for a foul on James O'Connor. George Friend takes the free kick.

84:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy King on John Oster. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

80:04

Bruno Berner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Brooker. Brian Stock replaces Simon Gillett. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

78:46

James Hayter fouled by Darius Vassell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.

77:51

Shot by Ryan Mason. Chris Weale makes a save. Corner taken by James Coppinger from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jeffrey Bruma.

75:12

A goal is scored by Ayegbeni Yakubu from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Darius Vassell.

73:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diomansy Kamara by Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

70:54

Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the right by-line, clearance by Jeffrey Bruma. James Coppinger takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Andy King. James Coppinger takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Angelo Miguel Vitor manages to make a clearance.

69:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeffrey Bruma on Steve Brooker. Free kick crossed by John Oster, save made by Chris Weale.

68:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Dumbuya by Steve Howard. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

68:28

Angelo Miguel Vitor fouled by Steve Brooker, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

66:36

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

65:24

The referee blows for offside. Bruno Berner is brought on as a substitute for Ben Mee. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

64:01

James O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Vassell. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

62:09

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.

60:23

James Hayter takes a short corner. Steve Howard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yuki Abe.

59:34

Diomansy Kamara takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

57:42

Steve Brooker is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.

56:50

Diomansy Kamara takes the inswinging corner, clearance by James Hayter.

56:04

Inswinging corner taken by Diomansy Kamara, clearance by George Friend.

53:48

Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by John Oster results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Mee.

51:06

Diomansy Kamara joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Gallagher.

49:25

Steve Brooker scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Leicester.Assist by Neil Sullivan.

48:57

Ryan Mason fouled by Yuki Abe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

47:42

Steve Brooker is brought on as a substitute for Jason Euell.

46:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Mason by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Ayegbeni Yakubu is booked. George Friend takes the free kick.

45:41

Darius Vassell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

43:26

Darius Vassell challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Oster takes the free kick.

40:28

James Coppinger takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Gallagher.

39:39

Ryan Mason crosses the ball.

35:27

Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Mustapha Dumbuya results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick, Neil Sullivan makes a save.

34:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher played to the near post, clearance by Simon Gillett.

30:45

Richie Wellens produces a cross.

26:59

Paul Gallagher takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

25:25

Kyle Naughton crosses the ball.

23:15

Ayegbeni Yakubu fouled by Wayne Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Thomas goes into the book. Strike on goal comes in from Jeffrey Bruma from the free kick, blocked by George Friend.

22:29

James Coppinger takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

21:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Wellens. Free kick taken by Mustapha Dumbuya.

20:38

Andy King takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

19:18

Ryan Mason produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

17:10

Paul Gallagher takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, James Coppinger manages to make a clearance.

13:45

Unfair challenge on Jason Euell by Angelo Miguel Vitor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James O'Connor.

13:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angelo Miguel Vitor by Jason Euell. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

11:36

Yuki Abe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

10:41

Effort from deep inside the area by Paul Gallagher misses to the left of the goal.

9:34

Ryan Mason challenges Ben Mee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

8:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darius Vassell. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.

7:42

Jason Euell is caught offside. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

7:16

Angelo Miguel Vitor challenges Ryan Mason unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Thomas takes the free kick.

4:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by James Hayter. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

2:08

James Coppinger decides to take a short corner.

0:56

Foul by James O'Connor on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by George Friend.

0:21

Ayegbeni Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Thomas. John Oster takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Sullivan set for Rovers return Doncaster's veteran goalkeeper Neil Sullivan is expected to return to the starting line-up against Leicester. The 41-year-old came on as a second-half replacement in Monday's 2-2 draw at Barnsley for Gary Woods, who sustained a leg injury. Sullivan has been struggling in recent months with what was initially thought to be a calf problem but what has now been diagnosed as "a pre-cursor to a stress fracture". Woods will take his place on the substitutes' bench but midfielder and skipper Brian Stock and defender Mustapha Dumbuya are expected to play some part after returning to training this week. Stock missed the Oakwell clash due to an ankle injury and Dumbuya sat it out because of a thigh problem. Shelton Martis (hamstring) is likely to miss out again while fellow centre-half Adam Lockwood is making good progress after a knee operation. Defender James Chambers (knee) and midfield pair Martin Woods (hip) and Paul Keegan (knee) remain long-term absentees as 21st-placed Rovers bid to secure the point required to guarantee their safety. Leicester midfielder Richie Wellens is a doubt to his face former club. Wellens limped out of the home win over Watford on Monday with a knee injury. City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson said: "Richie is very sore. He has been fantastic this season. He is a great football player, so it would be a shame if his season ended because of injury." Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo injured a shoulder in training on the eve of the Watford game and is unlikely to play again this campaign. Eriksson may recall Conrad Logan from his loan at Bristol Rovers to deputise for Chris Weale, although academy keeper Adam Smith was on the bench against the Hornets. Aleksandar Tunchev made his first appearance for 18 months after a serious knee injury when he went on as a substitute for the last minute of the Watford game and the Bulgarian defender could be involved in the squad again.

Formation:451Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

Formation: 451Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

  • Neil Sullivan
  • James O'Connor
  • Wayne Thomas
  • George Friend
  • Mustapha Dumbuya
  • James Coppinger
  • John Oster
  • Simon Gillett
  • Ryan Mason
  • James Hayter
  • Jason Euell
  • SUBS
  • Jonathan Maxted
  • Brian Stock
  • Mark Wilson
  • Dean Shiels
  • Steve Brooker
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Sam Hird

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Match Report

Rovers make their point Doncaster claimed the point they needed to preserve their npower Championship status following a battling 1-1 draw with Leicester. Steve Brooker put Rovers in front with a 25-yard thunderbolt in the 50th minute and although they were pegged back by Ayegbeni Yakubu's leveller, the result was enough to ensure that Sheffield United's 2-2 draw with Barnsley was inconsequential. However, a share of the spoils was not enough to keep Leicester's slim play-off hopes alive and they will go into their final game with nothing to play for. The visitors started with plenty of attacking intent and Darius Vassell thought he had opened the scoring with the game's first chance. He fired into the top corner after latching on to captain Andy King's defence-splitting pass but the former England international was flagged offside. Vassell then cut in from the right before squaring the ball to Paul Gallacher on the left and his shot from the edge of the area went inches wide of the right-hand post. Yakubu had a sight at goal from close range but the ball became entangled in his legs, which gave Rovers an opportunity to clear their lines. Leicester continued to dominate and goalkeeper Neil Sullivan was forced into action when Gallacher brought down King's ball over the top but after being forced wide by George Friend and Wayne Thomas, the midfielder's tame shot was easily saved. Sullivan was again called on to keep out Gallacher's 35-yard free-kick, which bounced awkwardly in front of the Rovers custodian. However, Doncaster's defence held firm in spite of the pressure and they ended the half on a positive note. Ryan Mason and Jason Hayter flashed deliveries across the face of goal, but on both occasions, no one was able to add a decisive touch. Brooker was brought on at the beginning of the second half for the ineffective Jason Euell and within five minutes of his introduction he broke the deadlock in sensational style. There seemed to be no danger when the striker brought down Sullivan's clearance 25 yards from goal but after shrugging off the challenge of Miguel Vitor, Brooker unleashed a half-volley that rocketed into the top-right hand corner of the net. Shell-shocked by the opener, Leicester attacked with gusto and Diomansy Kamara should have levelled proceedings when the ball sat up for him from six yards, but the substitute blazed over. However, Yakubu spared his team-mate's blushes with a cool finish in the 76th minute. Vassell and Steve Howard worked the ball to the Nigerian and although there was a suspicion of offside, Yakubu slotted home with aplomb. Mason could have put Doncaster immediately back in front with a volley from just outside the area and although the ball squirmed between Chris Weale's hands, the Leicester keeper had got enough contact to ensure the effort went over.

Form Guide

    LLDLDD
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • DWDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 5 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 11/12/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 23/02/2010
  • Leicester
  • 0 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 09/02/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 15/12/1956
  • Leicester
  • 3 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 18/08/1956
  • Leicester
  • 3 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 28/04/1956

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 11
  • J Hayter 9
  • J Coppinger 7
  • J Euell 3
  • D Shiels 3
  • B Stock 2
  • J O'Connor 2
  • F Moussa 2
  • J Mills 2
  • AB Lockwood 1
  • S Martis 1
  • M Woods 1
  • S Gillett 1
  • G Friend 1

Leicester

  • A King 14
  • A Yakubu 9
  • P Gallagher 6
  • K Naughton 5
  • D Vassell 4
  • M Waghorn 4
  • L Dyer 3
  • AL Miguel Vitor 3
  • S Howard 2
  • M Oakley 2
  • R Wellens 2
  • S Bamba 2
  • J Bruma 2
  • B Berner 1
  • D Kamara 1
  • P Van Aanholt 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 131
    • Goals per game 54
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 12 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 15 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 17 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 148
    • Goals per game 71
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 15 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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