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  • Hayter (5)
  • Harper (88)
  • Date:2010-03-20
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:13026
  • Referee:Moss, J

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

Jordon Mutch goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

89mins

Doncaster are replacing James Coppinger with Jordon Mutch.

88mins

Goal!! Sheff Utd have scored with James Harper putting it in the back of the net.

85mins

Martin Woods is replaced by Sam Hird.

78mins

Doncaster are replacing Jay Emmanuel-Thomas with Dean Shiels.

72mins

Sheff Utd are replacing Stephen Quinn with Andy Taylor.

68mins

Henri Camara goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

59mins

Marcel Seip is replaced by Kyle Bartley.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

46mins

Sheff Utd are replacing Mark Yeates with Glen Little.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by J Moss

5mins

Goal!! James Hayter scores for Doncaster.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Doncaster face Sheff Utd at 3pm on Saturday, March 20th.


Match Report

An 88th-minute goal from midfield ace James Harper salvaged a point for Sheffield United in a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers as the Blades ended their seven-match losing streak away from home.

But Doncaster were left kicking themselves because they should have had the points sewn up and only had themselves to blame for not leap-frogging above their opponents in the table.

Rovers made a whirlwind start and dominated for large periods of the first half after snatching the lead in the fifth minute.

James Hayter rammed home from close range after good work from John Oster and James Coppinger but Rovers went on to miss a couple of golden opportunities to put the game out of sight.

Shelton Martis fired wide from only two yards out after latching on to a cross from Oster in the 16th minute and Hayter headed wide at an open goal five minutes later.

United's only first-half threat came from tricky winger Henri Camara who delivered a raking cross in the 13th minute which should have led to a goal but Richard Cresswell just failed to connect with a diving header attempt at the far post.

Hayter had another fierce effort tipped around the post by on-loan keeper Steve Simonsen and Doncaster continued to force the pace at the start of the second half.

Coppinger had a goal-bound shot blocked after cutting inside in the 53rd minute and Martin Woods saw a cracking 20-yarder tipped around the post by Simonsen 15 minutes later.

But the home side began to look nervous when United started to press forward and the Blades were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Martis appeared to push Cresswell in the back.

Rovers seemed to have weathered the storm but United's persistence was rewarded when Harper scored with a deflected shot from just inside the box two minutes from time.

Rovers still had a chance to pinch a winner in the third minute of stoppage time but Hayter blazed high over the bar with only the keeper to beat.

Doncaster Rovers

Sheffield United

Corners

84

Fouls

109

Goal attempts

810

Shots off target

47

Offsides

58

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