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  • Date:13 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance:11,344
Goal!

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91:10 +1.10

Chris Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.

88:40

Carlton Cole is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by George Friend.

86:04

A cross is delivered by Scott Parker.

84:46

Foul by Carlton Cole on Sam Hird, free kick awarded. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick. Junior Stanislas on for Herita Ilunga.

84:46

Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Hird. Free kick taken by Gary Woods. (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Junior Stanislas coming on for Herita Ilunga. Carlton Cole receives a caution.

83:17

A cross is delivered by Mustapha Dumbuya, save by Robert Green.

81:04

Simon Gillett goes off and Sam Hird comes on.

79:11

James Coppinger is caught offside. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

77:28

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

75:24

Paul Keegan replaces Giles Barnes. James Baxendale on for Kyle Bennett.

75:07

The ball is sent over by Mustapha Dumbuya, Header by James Coppinger from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

74:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger played to the near post, Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.

73:30

The referee blows for offside against Carlton Cole. Free kick taken by Richard Naylor.

71:20

Freddie Sears joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Collison.

70:28

Effort from outside the penalty area by Giles Barnes goes wide left of the target.

69:28

Unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Richard Naylor results in a free kick. Mark Noble delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Gary Woods.

68:30

Effort on goal by Carlton Cole from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

67:32

Richard Naylor fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. John Oster takes the free kick.

66:44

Effort on goal by Giles Barnes from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

66:06

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, clearance by Chris Brown.

65:32

Unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Chris Brown results in a free kick. Joey O'Brien takes the direct free kick.

63:55

Matthew Taylor takes a outswinging corner.

63:48

Joey O'Brien sends in a cross, Richard Naylor makes a clearance.

62:59

Scott Parker fouled by James Coppinger, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Parker takes the free kick.

61:48

(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Carlton Cole coming on for Frederic Piquionne.

58:22

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by George Friend.

55:47

Winston Reid fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James Tomkins. Chris Brown goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

55:02

Simon Gillett decides to take a short corner.

53:05

The official flags Herita Ilunga offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.

51:55

Foul by Jack Collison on John Oster, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by John Oster, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Giles Barnes misses to the right of the goal.

51:08

Outswinging corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, clearance by James Tomkins.

45:22

Chris Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Tomkins takes the free kick.

44:50

Foul by Frederic Piquionne on Giles Barnes, free kick awarded. George Friend takes the direct free kick.

41:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Mark Noble. John Oster restarts play with the free kick.

40:43

James Coppinger is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.

38:42

Foul by Mark Noble on James Coppinger, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by John Oster.

36:28

James Tomkins is caught offside. Mustapha Dumbuya takes the free kick.

36:03

Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Noble. Free kick taken by Matthew Taylor.

33:22

Matthew Taylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

31:52

Mark Noble takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

31:32

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, clearance by Kyle Bennett.

27:09

Richard Naylor fouled by Herita Ilunga, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

24:17

Mark Noble takes the outswinging corner, Header on goal by James Tomkins from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

23:51

Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.

23:05

Winston Reid fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

19:44

Chris Brown is caught offside. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

19:20

Unfair challenge on John Oster by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. John Oster takes the indirect free kick.

19:02

Chris Brown takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

17:21

Kevin Nolan takes a shot.

13:43

Chris Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Winston Reid. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

12:18

Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Richard Naylor restarts play with the free kick.

10:13

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin Nolan makes a clearance.

7:57

Jack Collison takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by John Oster.

6:02

Corner taken by James Coppinger from the left by-line.

5:39

Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger, clearance by Joey O'Brien.

4:14

Kevin Nolan finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 West Ham.Assist by Jack Collison.

1:52

The referee blows for offside. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Mason latest blow for Rovers Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll is again beset by injuries as his side prepare to host West Ham. O'Driscoll was left to rue Rovers' injury jinx after Ryan Mason became the latest member of his squad to suffer a serious blow. The midfielder, on loan from Tottenham, faces several weeks out having been carried off with ankle ligament damage following a heavy challenge from Tranmere's John Welsh late in Tuesday's 3-0 Carling Cup first-round victory over Tranmere. It came just three days after Rovers saw strikers Billy Sharp (ankle) and James Hayter (knee) leave the Amex Stadium pitch on stretchers in the club's 2-1 defeat at Brighton. Already out injured are James O'Connor, James Chambers, Martin Woods, Brian Stock, Adam Lockwood, Shelton Martis and Mark Wilson. George McCartney and John Carew will not be involved for West Ham. Left-back McCartney was re-signed on loan from Sunderland on Wednesday and striker Carew arrived from Aston Villa last weekend, but boss Sam Allarcdyce says neither are ready to be involved just yet. Wales midfielder Jack Collison and Mexico winger Pablo Barrera have returned from international duty along with England duo Robert Green and Scott Parker after Wednesday night's friendly with Holland was cancelled. Winger Julien Faubert missed last Sunday's last-gasp 1-0 defeat by Cardiff with a hamstring injury but has trained this week and could be added to the squad. Midfielder Gary O'Neil and full-back Jordan Brown (both ankle) are still on the sidelines.

Formation:4411Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

Formation: 4231Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Gary Woods
  • Mustapha Dumbuya
  • Richard Naylor
  • George Friend
  • Tommy Spurr
  • James Coppinger
  • Simon Gillett
  • John Oster
  • Kyle Bennett
  • Chris Brown
  • Giles Barnes
  • SUBS
  • Neil Sullivan
  • Paul Keegan
  • James Baxendale
  • Sam Hird
  • Oscar Radford

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Match Report

Hammers battle to victory Sam Allardyce won as West Ham manager for the first time after masterminding a typically battling success at npower Championship rivals Doncaster. Summer signing Kevin Nolan's fifth-minute strike, his first for the Hammers, was enough to ensure the promotion favourites bounced back from their 1-0 opening-day defeat to Cardiff. But, after a dominant first half, Allardyce's side had to withstand several nervous moments after the interval as they dug in for victory against a Rovers side beset by injury. Allardyce started transfer target Scott Parker, whose industry will be sorely missed if, as expected, he departs, at the heart of a 4-5-1 formation that served to control the opening 45 minutes. The cautious approach was aided by their early goal as Nolan opened his Hammers scoring account in style. Jack Collison, the only change from last weekend in place of Freddie Sears, perfectly weighted a lofted diagonal pass to find Nolan's run to the back post where he prodded home on the volley. The former Newcastle midfielder then came close to doubling his tally after 17 minutes when his first-time shot from 30 yards almost caught out home goalkeeper Gary Woods, who recovered quickly enough to touch it onto the crossbar. It was evident early on Allardyce's formation, with Frederic Piquionne the lone striker, was swamping Doncaster's preferred passing game. Parker's industry ensured he continually picked up loose balls and with his fellow midfielders offering willing support for Piquionne, West Ham posed a measured, if not constant, attacking threat. Collison had an effort blocked while James Tomkinson and Matt Taylor both headed over. To Doncaster's credit they patiently maintained their passing approach but with the midfield suffocated they did not fashion a single shot on target in the first half. After the interval the hosts found more joy attacking down the wings and after winning a free-kick out wide Giles Barnes headed John Oster's delivery wide. A James Coppinger cross then needed a timely clearing header from Joey O'Brien, while Parker's awareness of the growing danger was required when he charged down a Chris Brown shot. Doncaster's improvement forced Allardyce to discard his half-time coffee and get off his bench for the first time as he barked instructions to his under-fire side. Now agitated Allardyce brought on Carlton Cole for the ineffectual Piquionne and the striker immediately forced a save with a header before crashing another shot into the side-netting. Doncaster were, however, the more likely scorers and broke down the right only for Coppinger to cut the ball back into a vacant six-yard box. Coppinger then headed agonisingly wide of the far post from another cross, this time from the impressive Mustapha Dumbuya, before Robert Green denied Simon Gillett at close quarters. With time ticking down the visitors thought they had won a penalty when George Friend challenged Cole in the air. Allardyce was clearly unhappy as he raised his arms in dispute on the touchline, but the 56-year-old was soon a relieved man as referee Scott Mathieson blew full-time on his first win.

Form Guide

    L
  • Doncaster
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • L

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 01/03/1958
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 19/10/1957
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 16/03/1957
  • Doncaster
  • 3 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 03/11/1956
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 26/03/1956
  • West Ham
  • 6 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 22/10/1955

Top Scorers

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 1

West Ham

    Goals

    Doncaster

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    West Ham

      • Total goals 2
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    possession


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