Doncaster 1-1 Leicester

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Doncaster   1 - 1   Leicester

Doncaster v Leicester

Doncaster 1-1 Leicester

Doncaster earned the point they needed to stay in the Championship but Leicester's play-off dreams are over after a draw at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Steve Brooker's 25-yard rocket in the 50th minute put Rovers ahead, before Ayegbeni Yakubu equalised late on.

Leicester had early openings and Darius Vassell thought he had scored but he was ruled offside.

Ryan Mason almost won it for Rovers late on but keeper Chris Weale touched the ball over the bar.

With a place in the play-offs still a realistic target, Leicester began brightly and former England international Vassell was soon on the front foot, latching onto a defence-splitting pass by Andy King, only to be denied by the assistant referee's flag.

Paul Gallacher and Yakubu then went close as the visitors continued to dominate, with Gallacher in particular testing Rovers' veteran keeper Neil Sullivan.

But the home side stood firm and Mason and Jason Hayter went close before the break, yet in both cases there was no-one to apply the killer touch.

Brooker replaced the ineffective Jason Euell at half-time and had an instant impact, trapping Sullivan's clearance 25 yards out and thumping a half-volley into the top corner.

This stunned Leicester into action, with Diomansy Kamara wasting a good chance from six yards, before Yakubu made amends when he finished off fine approach play by Vassell and Steve Howard.

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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-1 Leicester FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Brooker 50
  • Yakubu 76

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 03 Friend
  • 05 Thomas yellow card
  • 24 Dumbuya
  • 16 Oster
  • 17 Mason (Hird 90+1)
  • 18 Gillett (Stock 81)
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 12 Hayter
  • 19 Euell (Brooker 46)

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted,
  • 21 Hird,
  • 27 Kilgallon,
  • 08 Stock,
  • 15 Wilson,
  • 22 Shiels,
  • 09 Brooker

Leicester

  • 01 Weale
  • 05 Miguel Vitor
  • 12 Bruma
  • 16 Naughton
  • 36 Mee (Berner 66)
  • 10 King
  • 19 Wellens
  • 22 Abe (Howard 61)
  • 07 Gallagher (Kamara 52)
  • 24 Yakubu yellow card
  • 37 Vassell

Substitutes

  • 40 Smith,
  • 03 Tunchev,
  • 15 Berner,
  • 06 Moreno,
  • 11 Dyer,
  • 09 Howard,
  • 39 Kamara
Ref: DeadmanAtt: 11,757
DONCASTER
LEICESTER

Possession

  • Doncaster 51%
  • Leicester 49%

Attempts on target

  • Doncaster 2
  • Leicester 5

Attempts off target

  • Doncaster 3
  • Leicester 3

Corners

  • Doncaster 9
  • Leicester 5

Fouls

  • Doncaster 12
  • Leicester 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:10 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+0:26 Substitution Sam Hird replaces Ryan Mason.
  • 88:27 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger from the right by-line to the near post, Bruno Berner makes a clearance. Clearance made by Bruno Berner. James Coppinger takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Angelo Miguel Vitor.
  • 87:33 James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Angelo Miguel Vitor. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
  • 86:12 Foul by James Coppinger on Diomansy Kamara, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Diomansy Kamara.
  • 85:26 James O'Connor fouled by Darius Vassell, the ref awards a free kick. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.
  • 84:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Oster by Andy King. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 80:04 John Oster takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:04 Substitution Brian Stock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Gillett.
  • 80:04 Bruno Berner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Brooker.
  • 78:46 Darius Vassell challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. James O'Connor takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:51 Ryan Mason produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Chris Weale. James Coppinger takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jeffrey Bruma manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:12 Assist by Darius Vassell.
  • 75:12 GOAL - Ayegbeni YakubuDoncaster 1 - 1 Leicester Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Leicester.
  • 73:44 Simon Gillett challenges Diomansy Kamara unfairly and gives away a free kick. Angelo Miguel Vitor takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:54 Corner taken by James Coppinger, clearance by Jeffrey Bruma. Corner taken by James Coppinger from the left by-line to the near post, Andy King makes a clearance. James Coppinger takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Angelo Miguel Vitor manages to make a clearance.
  • 69:21 Jeffrey Bruma concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Brooker. John Oster delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Chris Weale makes a save.
  • 68:45 Mustapha Dumbuya fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 68:28 Unfair challenge on Angelo Miguel Vitor by Steve Brooker results in a free kick. Angelo Miguel Vitor takes the free kick.
  • 66:36 Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Bruno Berner results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.
  • 65:24 Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 65:24 Substitution Bruno Berner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Mee.
  • 65:24 The offside flag is raised against Steve Howard.
  • 64:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on Darius Vassell. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
  • 62:09 Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 60:23 Substitution Steve Howard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yuki Abe.
  • 60:23 Short corner taken by James Hayter.
  • 59:34 Diomansy Kamara conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 57:42 The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Brooker. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 56:50 Diomansy Kamara takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by James Hayter.
  • 56:50 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Diomansy Kamara played to the near post, clearance made by James Hayter.
  • 56:04 Inswinging corner taken by Diomansy Kamara from the left by-line, George Friend manages to make a clearance.
  • 53:48 Richie Wellens fouled by John Oster, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Mee.
  • 51:06 Substitution Diomansy Kamara comes on in place of Paul Gallagher.
  • 49:25 Assist by Neil Sullivan.
  • 49:25 GOAL - Steve BrookerDoncaster 1 - 0 Leicester Steve Brooker fires in a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Leicester.
  • 48:57 Yuki Abe challenges Ryan Mason unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 47:42 Substitution Steve Brooker is brought on as a substitute for Jason Euell.
  • 46:30 George Friend takes the direct free kick.
  • 46:30 Booking Ayegbeni Yakubu booked.
  • 46:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Ryan Mason.
  • 45:41 Effort from outside the area by Darius Vassell goes wide right of the goal.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:02 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+0:26 Effort from inside the area by James Hayter misses to the right of the target.
  • 43:26 Darius Vassell concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hayter. John Oster restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:28 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger played to the near post, Paul Gallagher manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:39 The ball is sent over by Ryan Mason.
  • 35:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Mustapha Dumbuya. Paul Gallagher has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 34:22 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher to the near post, clearance by Simon Gillett.
  • 30:45 Richie Wellens sends in a cross.
  • 26:59 Paul Gallagher takes the inswinging corner, clearance by James O'Connor.
  • 25:25 The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton.
  • Correction - 23:23 Shot comes in from Jeffrey Bruma from the free kick, blocked by George Friend.
  • 23:23 Strike on goal comes in from Jeffrey Bruma from the free kick, George Friend gets a block in.
  • 23:23 Booking The referee books Wayne Thomas for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 23:15 Foul by Wayne Thomas on Ayegbeni Yakubu, free kick awarded.
  • 23:15 Wayne Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu.
  • 22:29 Effort on goal by James Coppinger from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 21:09 Richie Wellens is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mustapha Dumbuya.
  • 20:38 Andy King takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 19:18 Ryan Mason produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 17:10 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher played to the near post, clearance made by James Coppinger.
  • 13:45 Angelo Miguel Vitor challenges Jason Euell unfairly and gives away a free kick. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:17 Jason Euell challenges Angelo Miguel Vitor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:36 Yuki Abe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:41 Paul Gallagher has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 9:34 Unfair challenge on Ben Mee by Ryan Mason results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
  • 8:45 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 7:42 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Euell. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.
  • 7:16 Foul by Angelo Miguel Vitor on Ryan Mason, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Thomas.
  • 4:48 Richie Wellens fouled by James Hayter, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
  • 2:08 James Coppinger takes a short corner.
  • 0:56 Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by James O'Connor results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Gallagher from right wing, clearance by George Friend.
  • 0:21 Ayegbeni Yakubu challenges Wayne Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Oster takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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30 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 30 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 45 40 88
2 Norwich 44 24 80
3 Cardiff 44 25 79
4 Swansea 45 23 77
5 Reading 45 25 74
6 Nott'm Forest 45 16 72
7 Leeds 45 10 69
8 Millwall 45 15 67
9 Burnley 45 4 67
10 Hull 45 4 65
11 Leicester 45 3 64
12 Ipswich 45 -4 62
13 Watford 45 8 61
14 Bristol City 45 -6 57
15 Portsmouth 44 -6 57
16 Middlesbrough 44 -6 56
17 Coventry 45 -4 54
18 Barnsley 45 -12 53
19 Derby 45 -12 49
20 Crystal Palace 45 -22 48
21 Doncaster 45 -23 48
22 Sheffield Utd 45 -31 42
23 Scunthorpe 45 -44 41
24 Preston 45 -27 39

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