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Effort on goal by Mark Wilson from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Mark Wilson takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Elliott Ward receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Martin Woods takes the free kick.
Mustapha Dumbuya concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Drury. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Elliott Ward. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mustapha Dumbuya on Chris Martin. Sam Hird comes on in place of Billy Sharp. Free kick crossed left-footed by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Leon Barnett. James Coppinger scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 3-1 Norwich.Stephen Hughes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Korey Smith.
Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Woods. The referee cautions Leon Barnett for unsporting behaviour. Grant Holt leaves the field to be replaced by Oli Johnson. Martin Woods takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Wesley Hoolahan.
The offside flag is raised against Russell Martin. Simon Gillett goes off and Dean Shiels comes on. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
Shot from 30 yards by Wesley Hoolahan. Save by John Ruddy.
John Oster leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Stock.
Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Grant Holt. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
Mustapha Dumbuya fouled by Elliott Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Dumbuya. Martin Woods takes the free kick.
Russell Martin finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Doncaster 2-1 Norwich.Grant Holt provided the assist for the goal.
Anthony McNamee produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Martin misses to the left of the target.
Anthony McNamee takes the inswinging corner, George Friend manages to make a clearance.
Simon Gillett challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Grant Holt. Grant Holt takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Oster on Adam Drury. Direct free kick taken by Anthony McNamee.
Martin Woods takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
Grant Holt fouled by Shelton Martis, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Chris Martin from the free kick, save by Neil Sullivan. Corner taken by Anthony McNamee played to the near post, Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Shelton Martis. Strike on goal comes in from Chris Martin from the free kick, save by Neil Sullivan. Corner taken by Anthony McNamee from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
James Coppinger gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-0 Norwich.Assist by George Friend.
Anthony McNamee decides to take the corner short.
James Coppinger takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
Billy Sharp takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.
Anthony McNamee sends in a cross, save made by Neil Sullivan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mustapha Dumbuya on Wesley Hoolahan. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.
Mark Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Centre by Anthony McNamee, Leon Barnett takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, Billy Sharp produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Simon Gillett results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Anthony McNamee. Leon Barnett is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
Leon Barnett challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Martin Woods, Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Grant Holt. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
Martin Woods produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Chris Martin produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Centre by Russell Martin.
Goal scored by James Coppinger from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Norwich.
James Coppinger takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
The ball is crossed by Mustapha Dumbuya.
Foul by Wesley Hoolahan on Martin Woods, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Martin Woods.
Corner taken left-footed by Anthony McNamee.
Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Mustapha Dumbuya results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Anthony McNamee from left wing, clearance by George Friend.
John Oster takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
The referee gets the match started.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The game restarts for the second half.
The match has reached full-time.
Webster unlikely to be risked
Doncaster are expected to be without midfielder Byron Webster for the visit of Norwich.
Webster is struggling to overcome the metatarsal injury which has kept him on the sidelines so far this season and Rovers are unlikely to risk him.
Boss Sean O`Driscoll will definitely be missing long-term absentees James Chambers and Wayne Thomas (both knee) and James Hayter, who has a hamstring problem.
However, youngster Ryan Mason, on loan from Tottenham, may be in contention for a recall after his late cameo on Saturday when Rovers secured a 2-2 draw at Watford thanks to a 90th-minute George Friend equaliser.
Doncaster have won just one of their 10 meetings with Norwich, which came in September 1935, and have lost on eight occasions.
Norwich boss Paul Lambert is waiting on the fitness of goalkeeper John Ruddy ahead of the trip.
Ruddy missed Saturday's 2-1 win over Barnsley with a dead leg sustained in training and will be given until the last minute to recover.
Declan Rudd played against the Tykes and will fill in again if required as the Canaries look for another three points.
Midfielder Andrew Surman is beginning a two-month lay-off with a knee injury so Simon Lappin should continue in his place, though Anthony McNamee staked his claim for a start after coming off the bench to create both goals on Saturday.
Centre-half Michael Nelson is sidelined for two months with an ankle injury so on-loan West Brom man Leon Barnett will continue.
Full-back Steven Smith is yet to make his debut since suffering an ankle injury in pre-season and Zak Whitbread is still out with a calf injury.
Norwich Copp it from Rovers
James Coppinger struck a superb hat-trick as Doncaster recorded their first win over npower Championship rivals Norwich in 75 years - 3-1 - to climb into the top six.
Rovers have recorded just one win against the Canaries in 10 previous meetings - back in 1935 - but midfielder Coppinger clipped the visitors' wings with a stunning opener in the first half and two more in the second period.
Norwich started the game in seventh place, just three points off leaders QPR, but had only one brief spell around the hour mark when they threatened to get back in the game following Russell Martin's brave header.
But Doncaster were already two-up by then and made sure of their third league win of the season when Coppinger's 86th-minute free-kick from 20 yards flew in via a deflection.
Doncaster, who recalled Mustapha Dumbuya and Mark Wilson to the starting line-up, took the game to Norwich in the opening stages.
John Oster and Coppinger both tested Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy with stinging long-range shots and Rovers were rewarded for their early pressure in the 14th minute.
Coppinger collected the ball in space 30 yards from goal and this time thumped a rising, right-footed drive into the top corner with Ruddy well beaten.
Norwich, for whom the only change saw Anthony McNamee replace Simon Lappin in midfield, responded in the 17th minute when Chris Martin curled their first effort on goal wide from 25 yards.
But Doncaster continued to dominate and peppered the visitors' goal.
Rovers midfielder Simon Gillett twice tried his luck from outside the penalty area, another screamer from the outstanding Coppinger had Ruddy at full stretch again and two typical strikes from Billy Sharp were also saved by the visitors' overworked goalkeeper.
With just the one goal to show for their efforts at half-time, Doncaster picked up where they left off and doubled their lead five minutes after the restart.
Sharp laid the ball off to George Friend on the edge of the area and when his venomous shot was parried by Ruddy, the ball fell to Coppinger six yards out and the Rovers midfielder swept the ball left-footed into the bottom corner.
Two minutes later Norwich striker Martin forced Neil Sullivan into a fine save with a 25-yard free-kick and then the Rovers goalkeeper held Andrew Crofts' header from McNamee's corner.
But back came Doncaster as Ruddy denied them a match-clinching third goal with another brilliant save, this time from Martin Woods, who drilled in a goalbound left-footer from the edge of the penalty area.
Norwich then lifted themselves and following shots just off target from Chris Martin and McNamee, they reduced the deficit in the 64th minute.
Striker Grant Holt clipped the ball back across the goal from the right and defender Russell Martin flung himself headlong to divert the ball past Sullivan into the bottom corner.
The Canaries sensed at this stage that a point was not beyond them and Wes Hoolahan's volley was well held by Sullivan, but Rovers held firm and Coppinger made sure of the spoils in the 86th minute with a 20-yard free-kick that took a deflection.
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