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Shot by Mark Yeates. Neil Sullivan makes a save.
Brian Stock is ruled offside. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark Yeates. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
Jean Calve delivers the ball, save made by Neil Sullivan.
The ball is delivered by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Adam Lockwood.
Jordan Slew is brought on as a substitute for Richard Cresswell.
Martin Woods leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Hird.
James Hayter has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Martin Woods from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.
Adam Lockwood replaces Shelton Martis. The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Brian Stock. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
Shelton Martis challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates produces a cross, Headed effort from close range by Richard Cresswell goes wide left of the target.
The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Joseph Mills.
Shot by Mark Yeates. Comfortable save by Neil Sullivan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ritchie De Laet by Dean Shiels. Mark Yeates takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by James Hayter, Effort on goal by Brian Stock from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
James Hayter fouled by Nyron Nosworthy, the ref awards a free kick. Shelton Martis restarts play with the free kick.
(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Matthew Lowton coming on for Johnny Ertl.
Centre by Stephen Quinn, save by Neil Sullivan.
Unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Stephen Quinn results in a free kick. Brian Stock restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Quinn. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
Jamie Ward is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Bogdanovic. Dean Shiels challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jean Calve takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by John Oster. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Shiels joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Sharp.
Mustapha Dumbuya booked for unsporting behaviour.
James Hayter is caught offside. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Yeates. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
James O'Connor fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by Nyron Nosworthy results in a free kick. Martin Woods restarts play with the free kick, Effort on goal by John Oster from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Goal scored by Billy Sharp from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-0 Sheff Utd.
Leon Britton delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Johnny Ertl goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Stephen Quinn takes a inswinging corner.
Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Brian Stock manages to make a clearance.
Mark Yeates takes a shot. Shelton Martis gets a block in.
Stephen Quinn is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
James Coppinger finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Billy Sharp.
Unfair challenge on Mustapha Dumbuya by Mark Yeates results in a free kick. Martin Woods takes the free kick.
Billy Sharp fouled by Jean Calve, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mustapha Dumbuya.
Mustapha Dumbuya sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Billy Sharp goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
James Coppinger produces a cross.
The ball is sent over by Ritchie De Laet.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Woods by Jean Calve. Direct free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
Martin Woods challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
Foul by James Hayter on Johnny Ertl, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
Richard Cresswell challenges John Oster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.
Corner from left by-line taken by Martin Woods.
Stephen Quinn receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ritchie De Laet. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
Daniel Bogdanovic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James O'Connor takes the free kick.
Overhead kick right-footed shot by Mark Yeates. Save by Neil Sullivan.
Unfair challenge on Ritchie De Laet by Martin Woods results in a free kick. Mark Yeates takes the direct free kick.
Chris Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hayter. Brian Stock takes the direct free kick.
John Oster produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by James Coppinger.
Daniel Bogdanovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Dumbuya. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
James Coppinger takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
Daniel Bogdanovic is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
James Hayter challenges Jean Calve unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Martin Woods misses to the right of the goal.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The referee starts the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Gillett blow for Rangers
Doncaster's injury troubles have deepened with midfielder Simon Gillett ruled out of the derby clash with Sheffield United after sustaining a knee injury in midweek.
Gillett, feared to have suffered medial ligament damage, joins James O'Connor (hamstring), Wayne Thomas (knee) and James Chambers (knee) on the sidelines, while midfielder Martin Woods (groin) and central defender Adam Lockwood (big toe) could face late fitness tests.
Another defender, George Friend, is a long-term absentee after suffering a similar injury to Gillett the previous week and centre-half Shelton Martis has suffered a recurrence of his groin injury.
Defender Joseph Mills, on loan from Southampton, is expected to make his second start for Rovers and striker Billy Sharp will face his former club for the first time competitively since first arriving at the Keepmoat on loan last season.
Sheffield United's Stephen Jordan is expected to miss out due to a hamstring strain.
The defender sustained the injury in the midweek win at Hull and is expected to be replaced by Ritchie De Laet, on loan from Manchester United, in the starting line-up.
The Blades will also be without midfielder Nick Montgomery again as he has had an injection in a bid to resolve an Achilles problem, while striker Ched Evans remains sidelined due to a recurrence of his groin injury.
Striker Jamie Ward is pushing for a return to the starting line-up, but manager Gary Speed is expected to keep faith with Richard Cresswell and Daniel Bogdanovic up front following Tuesday night's success.
The Blades are hoping to climb into the top half of the table with their third league win of the season away from home.
Sharp sinks Blades
Billy Sharp struck against his hometown club as Doncaster's passing game proved too good for Sheffield United's grit as they won 2-0 in the South Yorkshire derby.
Blades fan Sharp, signed from United in a #1.1million summer deal after spending last season on loan at Rovers, slammed home a rebound shortly before half-time, nine minutes after James Coppinger had fired the home side into a deserved lead.
Sharp's goal celebrations were muted, but jibes from Blades fans still hurt, so the 24-year-old will have taken immense pleasure in revealing the words 'fat lad from Sheffield' on his undershirt.
Sharp, who failed to live up to his billing during two spells at Bramall Lane, cut a forlorn figure when he limped out of the action just minutes later, but the damage had been done and the visitors never recovered after being given a first-half runaround.
Defenders James O'Connor and Shelton Martis, midfielder Martin Woods and striker James Hayter returned for Doncaster, while Ritchie De Laet, on loan from Manchester United, was back for his last game for the Blades.
Rovers twice threatened to take an early lead, with Woods dragging his shot from the edge of the penalty area just wide after 41 seconds and Coppinger forcing Blades goalkeeper Steve Simonsen into a low save soon after.
John Oster then stepped off his left foot on the edge of the area to create space, but his right-footed shot curled off target.
The Blades had to wait until the 16th minute for their first effort on goal, with Mark Yeates' weak overhead kick comfortably gathered by Rovers goalkeeper Neil Sullivan.
Rovers striker Hayter required lengthy treatment after being caught by Blades skipper Chris Morgan's elbow midway through the first period.
Whether a deliberate act or not, Morgan went unpunished by Hertfordshire referee Keith Hill, but Rovers responded in style to take the lead in the 33rd minute.
Coppinger ran on into the box after laying off a cushioned header to Sharp and, when the return pass fell invitingly into his path, the Rovers winger buried an angled shot beyond Simonsen into the bottom corner.
Rovers doubled their lead nine minutes later with another quality goal.
Oster set full-back Joseph Mills free down the left and his pinpoint cutback was met first time by Hayter. The striker's shot was parried by Simonsen, but only as far as Sharp and the former Blade lashed home the rebound.
Sharp's joy was short-lived though as he limped off due to a hamstring strain on the stroke of half-time and was replaced by Dean Shiels.
The Blades sent on Jamie Ward for Daniel Bogdanovic six minutes into the second half and then Matt Lowton replaced Johnny Ertl, but the visitors still struggled to make headway.
All the cohesion was Doncaster's and that was underlined by a sweeping move involving marauding right-back Mustapha Dumbuya, whose fine ball to the edge of the area was laid off by Hayter for Woods to curl a shot over the crossbar.
The best United had to offer in the closing stages was Yeates' right-footed curler, which was comfortably gathered by Sullivan.
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