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  • Date:03 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:9,527
Goal!

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94:51 +4.51

Guly Do Prado fouled by Giles Barnes, the ref awards a free kick. Kelvin Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by James O'Connor.

94:29 +4.29

Giles Barnes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

93:43 +3.43

Foul by Jos Hooiveld on Habib Beye, free kick awarded. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.

92:25 +2.25

Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Daniel Fox results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

89:59

James Hayter fouled by Jose Fonte, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Gillett takes the free kick.

89:37

The referee books Jose Fonte for unsporting behaviour.

87:41

The referee blows for offside against Adam Lallana. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

86:05

Effort on goal by Lee Holmes from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target. James Hayter on for Billy Sharp.

84:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Daniel Fox, Header from close in by Guly Do Prado misses to the left of the goal.

82:02

Lee Barnard fouled by Habib Beye, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Frazer Richardson.

81:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guly Do Prado on Sam Hird. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

80:43

The ball is delivered by Adam Lallana.

78:41

Foul by Simon Gillett on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded. Booking for Sam Hird for dissent. Free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin. (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with George Friend coming on for Marc-Antoine Fortune.

77:58

Shot from 30 yards by Giles Barnes. Save by Kelvin Davis.

74:06

Marc-Antoine Fortune is ruled offside. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

70:44

Lee Holmes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve De Ridder. Lee Barnard comes on in place of Jack Cork.

70:08

The ball is sent over by James Coppinger.

68:21

Daniel Fox takes the inswinging corner, save by Carl Ikeme.

67:27

Long distance effort from Marc-Antoine Fortune misses to the left of the goal.

62:44

Foul by Guly Do Prado on Brian Stock, free kick awarded. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.

61:02

Unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Frazer Richardson results in a free kick. Brian Stock takes the indirect free kick. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Brian Stock.

59:27

The ball is swung over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, Billy Sharp finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Southampton.Assist by Marc-Antoine Fortune.

56:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Fonte by Marc-Antoine Fortune. Direct free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

53:16

Short corner taken by Brian Stock.

52:20

Frazer Richardson concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Barnes. Frazer Richardson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Brian Stock from left wing, clearance by Dean Hammond.

51:25

Frazer Richardson delivers the ball, save made by Carl Ikeme.

48:43

James Coppinger sends in a cross, Daniel Fox manages to make a clearance.

47:49

Shot by Adam Lallana from just outside the area goes over the net.

47:09

Steve De Ridder is caught offside. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

46:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve De Ridder by James O'Connor. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

45:25

Brian Stock challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Giles Barnes comes on in place of Herold Goulon.

44:59

Steve De Ridder concedes a free kick for a foul on Herita Ilunga. Brian Stock crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Jose Fonte.

41:11

The referee penalises Brian Stock for handball. Daniel Fox crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Carl Ikeme.

40:13

Daniel Fox produces a cross, Carl Ikeme makes a save.

38:28

Shot from 20 yards by Guly Do Prado. Carl Ikeme makes a save. Corner taken by Daniel Fox, clearance by Sam Hird.

37:56

The referee gives a free kick against Morgan Schneiderlin for handball. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.

36:45

Steve De Ridder concedes a free kick for a foul on Habib Beye. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

35:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado by Herold Goulon. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Fox from right wing, clearance by Sam Hird.

34:00

Corner taken by Daniel Fox, Steve De Ridder concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Ikeme. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.

33:03

Billy Sharp takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jose Fonte gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the right by-line, Herita Ilunga takes a shot. Clearance made by Jose Fonte.

31:53

Shot by Morgan Schneiderlin. Carl Ikeme makes a save. Daniel Fox takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Herita Ilunga. Outswinging corner taken by Adam Lallana.

31:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Guly Do Prado. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

29:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox.

28:51

James Coppinger is caught offside. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

26:13

Brian Stock produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

25:01

Corner taken by Daniel Fox, Carl Ikeme makes a save. Daniel Fox takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Brian Stock manages to make a clearance.

23:07

Billy Sharp has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

21:15

Herold Goulon concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve De Ridder. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Daniel Fox from right channel, Brian Stock manages to make a clearance.

19:26

Adam Lallana fouled by James Coppinger, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Cork.

15:33

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Fox.

13:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Herold Goulon. Free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.

11:15

Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a comfortable save.

9:43

Jose Fonte concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc-Antoine Fortune. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.

9:13

Guly Do Prado challenges Habib Beye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Herita Ilunga takes the free kick.

4:24

The offside flag is raised against Adam Lallana. Carl Ikeme takes the indirect free kick.

3:38

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.

1:04

James Coppinger produces a cross, clearance by Jos Hooiveld. Corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Herita Ilunga misses to the right of the target.

0:03

Marc-Antoine Fortune gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado. Jos Hooiveld takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Diouf blow for Rovers Doncaster forward El-Hadji Diouf will miss the visit of npower Championship leaders Southampton after a hamstring injury ruled him out for a month. The problem meant Diouf was absent when Rovers went down 3-2 at Millwall on Tuesday night and scans confirmed the 30-year-old former Liverpool and Bolton star is around four weeks away from a return to action. Defensive duo Pascal Chimbonda (hip) and Shelton Martis (groin) will be keeping Diouf company on the sidelines for a similar length of time. Rovers skipper George Friend and James Coppinger are set to give boss Dean Saunders respective options in defence and attack after stepping up their involvement in training following foot injuries. Adam Lockwood serves the final game of a three-match ban for the bottom versus top clash, while Richard Naylor is expected to miss out once more with a broken finger. Martin Woods (groin), Chris Brown and James Chambers (both knee) remain long-term absentees. Richard Chaplow will be missing for Saints. Midfielder Chaplow has not recovered from the knee injury which forced him to miss Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Hull, so Morgan Schneiderlin looks set to keep his place. David Connolly is expected to miss out again with a groin problem but fellow striker Lee Barnard is pushing for his first start of the season, having made four substitute appearances since recovering from an ankle injury. Danny Fox was rested in midweek and could come back in for Dan Harding at left-back while winger Steve de Ridder may have earned a start after coming on at half-time against Hull with Saints 1-0 down. Defenders Radhi Jaidi (knee) and Dan Seaborne (head) remain on the sidelines.

Formation:433Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

Formation: 532Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

  • Carl Ikeme
  • James O'Connor
  • Habib Beye
  • Herita Ilunga
  • Sam Hird
  • Herold Goulon
  • Brian Stock
  • Simon Gillett
  • James Coppinger
  • Billy Sharp
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
  • SUBS
  • Neil Sullivan
  • Kyle Bennett
  • George Friend
  • James Hayter
  • Giles Barnes

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Match Report

Saints suffer Sharp end at Doncaster Billy Sharp scored the only goal of the game as Doncaster moved off the bottom of the npower Championship with a shock 1-0 victory over leaders Southampton. Rickie Lambert was absent for Nigel Adkins' side with a hip injury and the Saints badly missed the 14-goal striker's cutting edge as they failed to consistently test Rovers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme. Southampton's best chance fell to Morgan Schneiderlin, who was thwarted by on-loan Wolves man Ikeme when through on goal in the first half. An end-to-end opening period gave way to a cagey second 45 minutes, but Sharp was on hand to provide the decisive moment from Marc-Antoine Fortune's 60th-minute cross. West Ham's defeat to Burnley means Southampton's two-point advantage at the summit remains intact after 20 games. James Coppinger replaced Giles Barnes in the only change to the Doncaster side that lost 3-2 at Millwall on Tuesday night, while Adkins handed recalls to Danny Fox and Steve de Ridder. Rovers might have taken a second-minute lead when Herita Ilunga headed wide after the Saints defence gifted the on-loan West Ham defender a free header from Brian Stock's corner. Former St Mary's midfielder Simon Gillett then drew an impressive save from Kelvin Davis with a stinging 20-yard drive as Doncaster made an enterprising start. Sharp dragged wide from a Gillett cross in the 24th minute before Stock fired narrowly past the post from the edge of the area after full-back James O'Connor instigated a swift Rovers counter-attack. Southampton should have been in front shortly after the half-hour. Schneiderlin sprung the Doncaster offside trap to collect Guly Do Prado's through-ball, but Ikeme was quickly off his line and diverted the ball behind. From the resulting corner, one of eight won by Saints in the opening period, the hosts sprung up the other end on the counter-attack to win one of their own, and Ilunga saw his header from Stock's delivery cleared off the line by Jose Fonte. Do Prado, who scored his eighth goal of the season in Southampton's midweek victory over Hull, hit a speculative lob in the 39th minute, forcing a scrambling Ikeme to tip over the bar. That save preserved the deadlock at the interval and the high-octane nature of the first half was not replicated when the action resumed. But the Keepmoat Stadium was sent into raptures with an hour gone when Fortune hared towards the right byline and cut back for Sharp to register his seventh goal of the season in clinical fashion. Sharp netted from the penalty spot in midweek and after 74 minutes it looked as if he might get the chance to double his side's advantage when Coppinger went down under a heavy challenge from Fox in the area. However, the linesman's flag was already raised for offside. In the final quarter of an hour Southampton remained frustrated as a dogged Doncaster secured three vital points.

Form Guide

    DLWLDL
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • Southampton
  • WWWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 1 - 2
  • Doncaster
  • 17/01/2009
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 2
  • Southampton
  • 27/09/2008
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 07/03/1953
  • Southampton
  • 3 - 3
  • Doncaster
  • 18/10/1952
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 14/04/1952
  • Southampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 12/09/1951

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 5
  • J Hayter 2
  • E Diouf 2
  • S Gillett 2
  • J Oster 1
  • B Stock 1
  • K Bennett 1

Southampton

  • R Lambert 7
  • G Do Prado 7
  • A Lallana 6
  • D Connolly 5
  • R Chaplow 3
  • S De Ridder 3
  • J Hooiveld 2
  • D Hammond 1
  • D Harding 1
  • L Holmes 1
  • M Schneiderlin 1

Goals

Doncaster

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 15
  • (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
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Southampton

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 42
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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