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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!

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95:45 +5.45

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass.

95:06 +5.06

Billy Sharp delivers the ball.

93:17 +3.17

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

92:01 +2.01

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.

90:53 +0.53

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

90:36 +0.36

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

89:28

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.

88:56

Sam Hird produces a cross.

85:07

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

84:21

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

82:24

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.

81:49

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

79:34

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

79:20

Billy Paynter replaces Luciano Becchio.

79:02

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

77:07

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

76:43

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

74:12

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.

73:40

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

73:33

George McCartney crosses the ball, clearance by Joseph Mills.

71:06

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

69:57

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

68:43

James Coppinger replaces Dean Shiels.

67:42

Shot by Neil Kilkenny. Comfortable save by Gary Woods.

67:29

Shot by Neil Kilkenny. Blocked by Wayne Thomas.

67:02

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

66:39

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

65:54

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

63:37

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

61:59

Max Gradel takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

60:34

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.

59:14

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

58:56

Centre by George Friend, clearance made by Leigh Bromby.

58:27

Corner taken right-footed by John Oster.

58:08

Shot by Billy Sharp. Blocked by Kasper Schmeichel.

57:33

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

55:03

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

53:03

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

52:47

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

51:12

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

50:45

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

49:54

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.

48:48

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.

47:22

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

45:32

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

44:47

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

44:08

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

43:37

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

43:11

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

42:07

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

39:06

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

36:06

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

35:52

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

35:30

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

34:23

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

32:54

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

31:54

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

31:34

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

31:23

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

29:41

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

29:05

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

28:33

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

27:44

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

27:01

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

26:13

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

25:43

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

22:59

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

22:46

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

21:32

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

21:16

A cross is delivered by Dean Shiels.

19:05

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

18:14

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

15:49

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.

14:43

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

14:09

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

13:10

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

11:45

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.

9:51

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

9:34

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

8:52

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross.

7:37

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

6:33

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

6:20

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

4:06

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

3:50

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

2:49

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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