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The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 12,962) 14th October 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Friend

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Leeds United Leeds


Leeds 3

D Pugh (20)
R McCormack (51)
T Lees (64)

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Last Updated at 9:39 pm, October 14th 2011

  1. It is Dean Saunders' first defeat in charge of Rovers while the three points for Leeds takes Simon Grayson's team in the play-off picture.

  2. 90+4

    Friend's free-kick is straight at Rachubka. That's the end of the game as the full-time whistle goes. Leeds have run out 3-0 winners at Doncaster.

  3. 90+4

    Doncaster have a free-kick as Bennett goes to ground.

  4. 90+3

    Just a minute left here in Doncaster.

  5. 90+2

    Mason is booked for hauling down White, who had broken clear of his marker.

  6. 90

    Four minutes of injury time will be played.

  7. 90

    Leeds are just keeping the ball right now.

  8. 88

    Becchio is flagged offside for the visitors.

  9. 85

    Third and final change for Leeds with Finland international Vayrynen replacing Clayton in midfield.

  10. 85

    Naylor meets a corner from the right, but he is unable to keep it down.

  11. 83

    Nearly a fourth for Leeds as Keogh gets goalside. His shot beats Kirkland, but it cannons off the crossbar.

  12. 80

    It has been confirmed that Lonergan had to be replaced due to a dislocated finger.

  13. 78

    Bennett does well to force O'Dea into conceding a corner.

  14. 77

    In fact Leeds are making a change between the sticks as number one Lonergan is replaced by Rachubka.

  15. 76

    Lonergan seemed to damage a finger there, but after being assessed it looks like he's okay to carry on in goal.

  16. 74

    Moment of danger there for Leeds as Lonergan spills the ball in the penalty area after O'Dea slashed at a clearance, but the visitors manage to clear.

  17. 71

    First change for Leeds with Becchio coming on for leading scorer McCormack.

  18. 69

    Final change for Doncaster with Hayter replacing Parkin up front.

  19. 69

    It's all Leeds at the moment. The visitors are pilling on the pressure.

  20. 68

    Keogh wins another corner for Leeds.

  21. 65

    Another corner for Leeds as Snodgrass' cross is blocked.

  22. 64

    Simple as you like from Leeds as Snodgrass' free-kick is headed goalwards by Lees and into the back of the net.

  23. 64

    GOAL! Leeds have added a third through Lees.

  24. 63

    Pugh's cross deflects off O'Connor behind for a Leeds corner.

  25. 61

    Double switch for Doncaster with Coppinger and Oster being replaced by Bennett and Mason.

  26. 60

    Saunders looking like he is going to bring on some subs for the home side.

  27. 57

    McCormack tries a curling left-footed shot, but it's woeful and miles away from Kirkland's goal.

  28. 55

    Doncaster are looking to steady themselves by retaining some possession and making Leeds chase the ball.

  29. 52

    Keogh dinks in a little throughball for McCormack and although the striker doesn't control the ball a delightful overhead kick sees the ball fly into the net past Kirkland.

  30. 51

    GOAL! Super strike from McCormack

  31. 51

    Snodgrass cuts in on his left and tries a shot, although it's straight at Kirkland and he gathers the ball.

  32. 50

    Lonergan collects Coppinger's corner.

  33. 50

    Doncaster win a corner after Sharp breaks the offside trap. It could have been much worse for the visitors.

  34. 49

    It's been a quiet start to the second half. Both teams guilty of giving away possession a little too easily.

  35. 46

    Parkin attempts a left-footed shot, but it rolls harmlessly wide of Lonergan's far post.

  36. Doncaster kick off the second half. Neither manager has made a change during the interval.

  37. The teams are back out for the second half. Doncaster are ready to get the game underway.

  38. 45

    The half-time whistle goes and Leeds have a 1-0 advantage thanks to a second goal in two games for new signing Pugh.

  39. 44

    Snodgrass' cross fails to find Keogh and Doncaster have a goal kick.

  40. 43

    Not a lot happening at the moment again. The crowd is very quiet.

  41. 41

    Parkin meets O'Connor's cross, however, it bounces wide of Lonergan's back post. Half a chance there by the home side.

  42. 37

    McCormack tries a direct shot from the resulting free-kick, but Kirkland gets fully behind the effort and makes a good save.

  43. 36

    Leeds have another free-kick as Parkin comes back to help out and brings down McCormack.

  44. 36

    Good-looking cut-back by Pugh, however, everyone from Leeds had attacked the line and no one is there is get a shot away.

  45. 34

    Leeds seem happy retaining possession at the moment. Some good pressing from Doncaster however.

  46. 30

    Coppinger is booked for Doncaster. That is his first yellow card of the season.

  47. 30

    A scuffle breaks out after Clayton is brought down by Coppinger.

  48. 29

    Poor attempt from Gillett and he slashes his shot well wide of goal.

  49. 25

    Doncaster deal with Snodgrass' teasing ball into the middle.

  50. 24

    McCormack is fouled, but his quickly-taken free-kick aimed for Keogh is picked off and Doncaster have the ball back.

  51. 23

    Doncaster have responded well to going behind and are putting the visitors on the back foot.

  52. 20

    From a free-kick down the right-hand side Snodgrass' delivery is missed by everyone in the middle except for Pugh who slots home past Kirkland.

  53. 20

    GOAL! Leeds have scored through Pugh.

  54. 19

    It's turning into a midfield battle at the moment.

  55. 17

    Things have gone a little quiet here in South Yorkshire. Not much to report.

  56. 13

    After a lively start to the game by Leeds it's now Doncaster who are looking the more likely to score.

  57. 13

    Doncaster a pilling the pressure on Leeds. They now have a corner after Lonergan flaps at a free-kick.

  58. 11

    Sharp goes down in Leeds' penalty area, however, referee Friend does not give the home side a spot kick.

  59. 10

    Doncaster now have a free-kick after Clayton fouls Parkin, who is proving a handful.

  60. 9

    McCormack is flattened in the middle by Naylor following Keogh's cross.

  61. 8

    A decent Leeds move ends when Howson's throughball fails to pick out Snodgrass.

  62. 6

    Howson's cross from the right is poor allowing Doncaster to break quickly.

  63. 4

    Sharp is clean through on Leeds' goal, but the offside flag goes up. On the replay it looked like he might have been in line with Leeds' defence.

  64. 3

    Stock's effort strikes Leeds' wall. The visitors eventually wins a corner.

  65. 2

    Doncaster now have a free-kick after Snodgrass is deemed to have caught Stock.

  66. 1

    Leeds waste an early free-kick following a handball by Parkin. Rovers clear the ball to safety.

  67. 1

    Leeds get the first half underway!

  68. The teams have emerged from the tunnel and are now on the pitch! Leeds are thought to have brought around 4,000 fans with them.

  69. This evening is Simon Grayson's 150th game in charge of Leeds, while Doncaster are unbeaten following their appointment of Saunders to replace Sean O'Driscoll.

  70. Leeds are not the best travellers as they are yet to win away from home in league action this season, although they have already won at Doncaster following a 2-1 success in the Carling Cup.

  71. Rovers have three ex-Leeds players in their ranks in the shape of Richard Naylor, Neil Sullivan and John Oster. Jon Parkin has a decent record against Leeds having plundered a hat-trick for Preston last season at Elland Road in a remarkable 6-4 win.

  72. Doncaster's starting XI: Kirkland, O'Connor, Ilunga, Friend, Naylor, Stock, Oster, Gillett, Coppinger, Parkin, Sharp.

  73. Doncaster boss Dean Saunders has handed an immediate home debut to on-loan keeper Chris Kirkland after he moved from Wigan Athletic.

  74. Leeds' starting XI: Lonergan, Connolly, O'Dea, Lees, White, Snodgrass, Howson, Clayton, Pugh, McCormack, Keogh.

  75. Leeds have named an unchanged side from that which secured a 1-0 Championship win over Portsmouth before the international break.

  76. The atmosphere is building nicely here inside the Keepmoat Stadium for this Yorkshire derby as Doncaster Rovers host Leeds United.



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