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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:9,461
  • Sharp (62)
    Sharp (64)
  • Nugent (37)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Shot by Paul Gallagher from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target. Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Gallagher. Shot from close range by Sean St. Ledger misses to the left of the target. Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jermaine Beckford misses to the left of the goal.

88mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by James Hayter. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

87mins

Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

86mins

Simon Gillett concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Peltier. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

James Coppinger fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Coppinger.

84mins

Brian Stock takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

82mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Konchesky from the left by-line. James Hayter comes on in place of Marc-Antoine Fortune.

81mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, Giles Barnes makes a clearance.

79mins

James O'Connor challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.

77mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line played to the near post. (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Beckford coming on for Lloyd Dyer.

75mins

The official flags Marc-Antoine Fortune offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Howard on Giles Barnes. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick. The referee cautions Steve Howard for unsporting behaviour.

72mins

Shot from close range by Richie Wellens misses to the left of the target.

71mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

69mins

Habib Beye fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Hird.

68mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Richie Wellens misses to the left of the goal.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Brian Stock. Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick.

67mins

James O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Paul Gallagher takes the free kick.

65mins

Billy Sharp fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-1 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Brian Stock.

63mins

Billy Sharp finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Doncaster 1-1 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Marc-Antoine Fortune.

61mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line to the near post, Header from close range by Sean St. Ledger misses to the right of the target.

60mins

Effort on goal by Simon Gillett from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

59mins

Corner taken by Brian Stock played to the near post.

59mins

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

56mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

55mins

Shot on goal by Steve Howard from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

52mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Hird.

52mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

49mins

Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Paul Konchesky takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Habib Beye by Steve Howard. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

James Coppinger fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Herita Ilunga takes the free kick.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Sean St. Ledger. Lee Peltier takes the free kick.

38mins

David Nugent grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Leicester.Assist by Steve Howard.

35mins

Richie Wellens is caught offside. Foul by Richie Wellens on Giles Barnes, free kick awarded. Herita Ilunga takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Shot on goal by Marc-Antoine Fortune from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

30mins

Shot on goal by Simon Gillett from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

28mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

26mins

Steve Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Habib Beye. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.

24mins

Steve Howard takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Sam Hird manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Effort from long distance by Lloyd Dyer goes wide right of the goal.

16mins

Steve Howard fouled by Herita Ilunga, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick. Outswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Richie Wellens takes a shot. Sam Hird gets a block in.

14mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick. Andy King has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

13mins

The ball is swung over by Herita Ilunga, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

9mins

Andy King challenges Giles Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giles Barnes takes the free kick.

8mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the right by-line, Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Richie Wellens results in a free kick. Brian Stock restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Lloyd Dyer. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.

2mins

Foul by Andy King on Giles Barnes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.

Match Preview

Diatta set for Rovers bow Veteran centre-back Lamine Diatta is in line to make his Doncaster debut against Leicester. The 36-year-old Senegal international penned a two-month contract at the Keepmoat Stadium last week but was unable to play a part in the defeat at Birmingham on Saturday as he had not received international clearance. Other defensive reinforcements could come in the form of George Friend, who has featured from the bench in the past two matches after recovering from a foot injury, and Richard Naylor, who is on the mend from suffering an infection in his broken finger. Boss Dean Saunders is still beset by a number of high profile absentees, including El-Hadji Diouf and Pascal Chimbonda. Diouf and Chimbonda are suffering from respective hamstring and hip problems and are targeting a post-Christmas return. Paul Gallagher will be available for Leicester. Gallagher marked his recall to the team by scoring his sixth goal of the season as the Foxes drew 1-1 at home with Peterborough last weekend. But the Scottish forward was forced off midway through the second half after jarring the ankle he damaged at Barnsley in September. That injury kept Gallagher on the sidelines for six weeks but he has trained all week and will be in contention. Captain Matt Mills will complete a two-match suspension. Republic of Ireland international Sean St Ledger replaced Mills and partnered Sol Bamba at the heart of the defence against Posh, although Aleksandar Tunchev is an option for manager Nigel Pearson should he wish to change it. Midfielders Neil Danns, Gelson Fernandes and Yuki Abe and strikers Steve Howard and Jeffery Schlupp could also come into Pearson`s thinking.

Formation:433Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

  • Gary Woods
  • James O'Connor
  • Habib Beye
  • Sam Hird
  • Herita Ilunga
  • Giles Barnes
  • Brian Stock
  • Simon Gillett
  • James Coppinger
  • Billy Sharp
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
  • SUBS
  • Jonathan Maxted
  • Kyle Bennett
  • George Friend
  • James Hayter
  • Mustapha Dumbuya

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Match Report

Razor-sharp Billy has Rovers at the double Billy Sharp's quickfire brace helped Doncaster claim a valuable three points in their battle against npower Championship relegation after they came from behind to win 2-1 and leave promotion-chasing Leicester reeling. The Foxes looked to be well on their way to a first win in three matches when David Nugent fired them into a 38th-minute lead. Despite being second best for the majority of the first half, Rovers came out all guns blazing after the interval and Sharp's header brought them level before a remarkable overhead kick immediately after gave them all three points. The home side were made to hang on at the end, however, as Nigel Pearson's men tried desperately to find an equaliser. Doncaster's second victory in three matches means they are just two points adrift of safety, while Leicester have slipped five points behind the play-offs. The Foxes had every reason to be confident against Doncaster, having lost just five of 28 encounters against them before this. And they started strongly at the Keepmoat Stadium although, to their credit, Doncaster defended stoutly early on. Indeed, the best chance in the opening exchanges fell to the hosts but midfielder Giles Barnes' header from Brian Stock's corner was comfortably saved by Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester's goalkeeper was a virtual bystander for the rest of the half, however, as the visitors grew in stature. Gary Woods, who started in goal in place of the injured Carl Ikeme in one of two changes to the side that lost to Birmingham last week, had to be at his best to claw away Steve Howard's header from Paul Gallagher's inch-perfect cross. But there was nothing the 21-year-old shotstopper could do seven minutes before half-time as Nugent gave Leicester the lead. The striker was played in by Howard on the left, beat Sam Hird for pace before firing over the onrushing Woods and into the top left-hand corner of the net for his seventh goal of the season. Struggling Rovers could have been bottom of the Championship table at Christmas if they had been defeated and results had gone against them but Dean Saunders' side took the attack to Leicester at the beginning of the second half. Simon Gillett's header was tipped over by Schmeichel, while the midfielder blazed over from the edge of the area soon after. Few would have predicted what was to follow though as Sharp turned the game on its head with two strikes in as many minutes. First, the striker's downward header from Marc-Antoine Fortune's left-wing cross went through Schmeichel's legs to level proceedings in the 63rd minute. The crowd barely had time to settle down before Sharp had them on their feet again with a glorious effort to put Doncaster into the lead. There looked to be little danger when the 25-year-old collected the ball with his back to goal but Sharp chipped the ball up and his overhead scissors kick went straight past an unaware Schmeichel. Richie Wellens twice missed the target from close range as Leicester laid siege to Doncaster's goal thereafter but it was in vain as the valiant hosts hung on.

Form Guide

    WLDLWL
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • LWDWLD

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 30/04/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 6
  • J Hayter 2
  • E Diouf 2
  • S Gillett 2
  • J Oster 1
  • B Stock 1
  • M Fortune 1
  • K Bennett 1

Leicester

  • D Nugent 6
  • A King 4
  • P Gallagher 3
  • P Konchesky 2
  • D Vassell 2
  • J Beckford 2
  • R Wellens 1
  • N Danns 1
  • L Dyer 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • G Fernandes 1
  • J Schlupp 1
  • Y Abe 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 17
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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