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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

91mins

Sam Hird on for Ryan Mason.

89mins

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.

88mins

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

87mins

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

86mins

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

85mins

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

81mins

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.

79mins

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

78mins

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.

76mins

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.

74mins

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

71mins

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.

70mins

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

69mins

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

69mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

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

65mins

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

63mins

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

61mins

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

60mins

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

58mins

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

57mins

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

57mins

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

54mins

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

52mins

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

50mins

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.

49mins

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

48mins

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

47mins

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

46mins

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

44mins

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

41mins

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

40mins

Ryan Mason crosses the ball.

36mins

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.

35mins

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

31mins

Richie Wellens produces a cross.

27mins

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

26mins

Kyle Naughton crosses the ball.

24mins

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.

23mins

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

22mins

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

21mins

Andy King takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.

20mins

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

18mins

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

14mins

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

14mins

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

12mins

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

11mins

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

10mins

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

9mins

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

8mins

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

8mins

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

5mins

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

3mins

James Coppinger decides to take a short corner.

1mins

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.

1mins

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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