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  • Date:05 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:27,027
  • Gradel (11) Howson (49)
    Becchio (74) Gradel (82)
    Howson (89)
  • Sharp (45)
    Moussa (48)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass.

96mins

Billy Sharp delivers the ball.

94mins

Unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Mark Wilson results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

93mins

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Billy Paynter misses to the left of the goal.

91mins

(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Sanchez Watt coming on for Max Gradel.

91mins

Andrew O'Brien leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Naylor.

90mins

Jonathan Howson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 5-2 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Robert Snodgrass.

89mins

Sam Hird produces a cross.

86mins

Billy Sharp has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85mins

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, Bradley Johnson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

83mins

Max Gradel grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 4-2 Doncaster.Billy Paynter produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Gary Woods.

82mins

George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, George Friend makes a clearance.

80mins

Billy Paynter replaces Luciano Becchio.

80mins

Max Gradel has an effort at goal. Save by Gary Woods.

78mins

Joseph Mills fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

77mins

James Hayter on for Paul Keegan. Leigh Bromby challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick.

75mins

Goal scored by Luciano Becchio from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 3-2 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Leigh Bromby.

74mins

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny to the near post, save made by Gary Woods.

74mins

George McCartney crosses the ball, clearance by Joseph Mills.

72mins

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Robert Snodgrass goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Joseph Mills, clearance made by Eric Lichaj.

69mins

James Coppinger replaces Dean Shiels.

68mins

Shot by Neil Kilkenny. Comfortable save by Gary Woods.

68mins

Shot by Neil Kilkenny. Blocked by Wayne Thomas.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Wayne Thomas. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.

67mins

John Oster concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Johnson. Leigh Bromby restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

The ball is delivered by George McCartney, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Luciano Becchio goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

64mins

Effort from inside the area by Jonathan Howson misses to the left of the goal.

62mins

Max Gradel takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

61mins

Paul Keegan shown a yellow card. Bradley Johnson fouled by Paul Keegan, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

60mins

Max Gradel has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

59mins

Centre by George Friend, clearance made by Leigh Bromby.

59mins

Corner taken right-footed by John Oster.

59mins

Shot by Billy Sharp. Blocked by Kasper Schmeichel.

58mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luciano Becchio. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Luciano Becchio is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.

54mins

George Friend concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Eric Lichaj.

53mins

The ball is sent over by John Oster, comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.

52mins

Shot by George Friend from outside the box goes over the net.

51mins

Franck Moussa takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

50mins

Jonathan Howson finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-2 Doncaster.

49mins

Franck Moussa grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-2 Doncaster.Assist by Dean Shiels.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Wayne Thomas.

46mins

Luciano Becchio fouled by Wayne Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.

45mins

The referee gives a free kick against Paul Keegan for handball. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

45mins

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

44mins

The ball is crossed by George McCartney, clearance by George Friend.

44mins

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Joseph Mills.

43mins

Shot from just outside the box by Billy Sharp goes over the crossbar.

40mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Luciano Becchio clears the crossbar.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew O'Brien by Billy Sharp. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

36mins

Shot by Bradley Johnson from 25 yards. Paul Keegan gets a block in.

36mins

Bradley Johnson is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by John Oster.

35mins

The offside flag is raised against Max Gradel. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

The ball is crossed by George McCartney, clearance made by Sam Hird.

32mins

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a comfortable save.

32mins

Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Wayne Thomas manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Eric Lichaj has a drilled shot. Blocked by Paul Keegan.

30mins

The ball is swung over by George McCartney, clearance made by Wayne Thomas.

30mins

Max Gradel has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Blocked by George Friend.

29mins

Neil Kilkenny fouled by Dean Shiels, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Shot from just outside the area by Billy Sharp goes over the bar.

28mins

Shot from close range by Robert Snodgrass misses to the left of the goal.

27mins

Drilled left-footed shot by Robert Snodgrass. Blocked by George Friend.

26mins

George McCartney sends in a cross, clearance made by George Friend.

23mins

Bradley Johnson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

23mins

Wayne Thomas takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.

22mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Luciano Becchio goes wide right of the goal.

22mins

A cross is delivered by Dean Shiels.

20mins

Jonathan Howson sends in a cross, Wayne Thomas manages to make a clearance.

19mins

Neil Kilkenny has an effort at goal. Save by Gary Woods.

16mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leigh Bromby on Billy Sharp. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joseph Mills from right by-line, George McCartney makes a clearance.

15mins

Max Gradel produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

15mins

The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Joseph Mills.

14mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by John Oster, clearance by Luciano Becchio.

12mins

Max Gradel gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Howson.

10mins

The ball is swung over by Franck Moussa, Header from deep inside the area by Paul Keegan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

10mins

The ball is swung over by George McCartney, clearance made by Wayne Thomas.

9mins

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross.

8mins

Sam Hird produces a cross, Leigh Bromby manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, clearance by Franck Moussa.

7mins

Robert Snodgrass takes the chance to get an effort at goal. George Friend gets a block in.

5mins

Effort on goal by Jonathan Howson from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

4mins

Max Gradel takes a shot from 12 yards. Brilliant save by Gary Woods.

3mins

Luciano Becchio handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Johnson back for Leeds Midfielder Bradley Johnson will return from suspension for Leeds` derby against Doncaster. Johnson missed last week's defeat at Swansea following his dismissal in the recent home draw with Barnsley for a second bookable offence. Davide Somma returned to the starting line-up alongside Luciano Becchio up front at Swansea last weekend as manager Simon Grayson switched from a 4-5-1 to a 4-4-2 formation. Right-back Paul Connolly remains sidelined with a hamstring problem and attacking midfielder Lloyd Sam is struggling with a virus. Central defender Patrick Kisnorbo, yet to appear for Leeds this season after rupturing his Achilles tendon last March, is closing in on a return to action, but is still not available. Grayson must decide whether to recall Johnson to his starting line-up at the expense of Somma, leaving Becchio on his own up front. Doncaster's leading goalscorer Billy Sharp is an injury concern for manager Sean O'Driscoll. Sharp, who took his tally for the season to 15 in 28 appearances with a brace in the midweek win at Derby, has recently returned from a groin injury which forced him to miss three games and will be monitored. O'Driscoll could also be without on-loan Blackpool striker Jason Euell due to a knee injury which kept him out on Tuesday night. But another forward, James Hayter, is expected to make a timely return to the squad being after sidelined since early February with a calf injury. Attacking midfielder James Coppinger and Ryan Mason could also give O'Driscoll's squad a boost by returning to contention in time for the clash at Elland Road. Coppinger has been sidelined for the last four games due to a calf problem and midfielder Mason has missed the last five with a leg injury. Defenders James Chambers (hamstring), James O'Connor (foot) and Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) are still out as O'Driscoll's side, 11 points clear of the relegation zone, chase back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Formation:433Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 4141Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Andrew O'Brien
  • Leigh Bromby
  • George McCartney
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Max Gradel
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Alex Bruce
  • Richard Naylor
  • Billy Paynter
  • Sanchez Watt
  • Davide Somma
  • Ross McCormack

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Match Report

Five-star Leeds down Donny Max Gradel and Jonny Howson both scored twice as Leeds took advantage of some poor Doncaster defending to get their npower Championship promotion push back on track with a 5-2 victory. The Whites were without a win in three games before Rovers arrived at Elland Road, but they were deserved winners against Sean O'Driscoll's side, who were decidedly fragile at the back. Gradel fired them in front only for Billy Sharp to equalise just before half-time. Franck Moussa gave Rovers an undeserved lead just after the break, but skipper Howson equalised soon after and further goals from Luciano Becchio, Gradel and Howson sealed a resounding victory for Simon Grayson's side. Leeds made a bright start and they could have been in front just three minutes in but Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods did well to deny Gradel from eight yards out. Lively forward Gradel was proving difficult to handle and it came as no surprise when he opened the scoring after 11 minutes. The tricky Frenchman turned sharply and jinked away from his man before driving the ball into the bottom-left corner of Woods' goal. Leeds' sharp passing and movement was causing all sorts of problems for Rovers and after a flowing move Neil Kilkenny shot straight at a grateful Woods. It was all one-way traffic and Robert Snodgrass seemed certain to give Leeds a deserved second goal but he lost his footing after rounding Woods and the ball rolled behind for a goal-kick. And Leeds were made to pay for those misses on the stroke of half-time, when John Oster spotted Sharp's run and delivered a delightful through-ball and, although Kasper Schmeichel blocked the diminutive striker's first effort, Sharp poked the ball home from a tight angle. Snodgrass should have restored Leeds' lead three minutes after the break but fired wide of the far post. And the Elland Road faithful were stunned less than a minute later when Dean Shiels nodded on for Moussa, who broke clear and beat Chimerical with a left-foot finish from inside the penalty area. But Doncaster had barely finished celebrating when Howson fired in the equaliser. The Leeds skipper won the ball in midfield and let fly with a right-foot drive from 22 yards which flew into the bottom-right corner. Leeds were almost caught out moments later but Schmeichel thwarted Moussa from close range. But Rovers were vulnerable at the back and Gradel was twice played through on goal but first slipped and scuffed his shot wide, then shot tamely straight at Woods with just the keeper to beat. But Leeds were back in front with 16 minutes remaining when Leigh Bromby nodded down a Snodgrass cross into the path of an unmarked Becchio, who fired home from eight yards out. Gradel gave Leeds breathing space eight minutes time when he fired home after Woods had denied Billy Paynter. And Howson put the icing on the cake a minute from time when he raced clear and kept his composure before slotting past Woods. end M

Form Guide

    DWWDDL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LLLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 17/09/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 14/04/1956
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 03/12/1955
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 02/04/1955
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 13/11/1954
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 10/04/1954

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • L Becchio 15
  • D Somma 11
  • M Gradel 10
  • J Howson 7
  • R Snodgrass 6
  • B Johnson 5
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 10
  • J Hayter 8
  • J Coppinger 6
  • D Shiels 3
  • J O'Connor 2
  • J Mills 2
  • J Euell 1
  • AB Lockwood 1
  • B Stock 1
  • S Martis 1
  • M Woods 1
  • S Gillett 1
  • G Friend 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 117
    • Goals per game 62
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 10 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

    • Total goals 101
    • Goals per game 46
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 14 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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