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Doncaster   1 - 0   Sheff Wed

Doncaster 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Doncaster 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Doncaster striker Billy Sharp, who is on a season-long loan from Sheffield United, scored the only goal to beat Sheffield Wednesday.

His 78th-minute header from Simon Gillett's cross was Sharp's sixth goal in as many games.

Leon Clarke went close for Wednesday before the break but shot wide.

Later the hosts' James O'Connor headed over from a corner before Sharp struck. There was still time for a chance for Mark Beevers but he volleyed just over.


Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll:

"It was a very dour game. They came to do a job, tried to stop us from playing and credit to them.

"On overall play, if we'd have walked off with a draw I would have said 'OK'.

"We worked hard for it, it wasn't one of our better performances, but they didn't allow us to play so you've got to give them credit for that."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws:

"I got what I asked for. That was a derby-like performance. We were dogged, resilient and committed.

"The commitment was 100% and I've said to the players it doesn't matter what happens in terms of games, if you put that effort in we'll turn it round.

"We've got to believe. The fans believe we can do it, they were outstanding."

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-0 Sheff Wed FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Sharp 78

    Doncaster

    • 01 Sullivan
    • 02 O'Connor yellow card
    • 03 Roberts
    • 06 Chambers yellow card
    • 20 Shackell yellow card
    • 16 Oster (Hird 86)
    • 17 Woods (Gillett 46)
    • 26 Coppinger
    • 05 Sharp
    • 12 Hayter
    • 22 Shiels (Wilson 75)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Smith,
    • 21 Hird,
    • 23 Webster,
    • 10 Spicer,
    • 15 Wilson,
    • 31 Gillett,
    • 07 Guy

    Sheff Wed

    • 01 Grant
    • 02 Spurr
    • 03 Buxton
    • 04 Purse yellow card
    • 15 Beevers
    • 08 McAllister
    • 14 Potter
    • 17 O'Connor yellow card (Soares 85)
    • 23 Johnson (Esajas 84)
    • 07 Tudgay
    • 18 Clarke yellow card (Varney 72 yellow card)

    Substitutes

    • 22 O'Donnell,
    • 20 Simek,
    • 33 Gray,
    • 11 Esajas,
    • 30 Soares,
    • 19 Varney,
    • 29 Feeney
    Ref: WileyAtt: 12,825
    DONCASTER
    SHEFF WED

    Possession

    • Doncaster 55%
    • Sheff Wed 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Doncaster 2
    • Sheff Wed 5

    Attempts off target

    • Doncaster 4
    • Sheff Wed 8

    Corners

    • Doncaster 4
    • Sheff Wed 3

    Fouls

    • Doncaster 11
    • Sheff Wed 16
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+6:07 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+5:37 Effort on goal by Mark Beevers from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 90:00+4:23 The assistant referee signals for offside against James Coppinger. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:05 Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:05 Booking Luke Varney receives a yellow card.
    • 90:00+2:59 Foul by Marcus Tudgay on James Chambers, free kick awarded.
    • 90:00+1:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by Darren Purse. Simon Gillett takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:33 Billy Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr. Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.
    • 88:27 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Potter, Headed effort on goal by Darren Purse from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 87:46 Unfair challenge on Sean McAllister by Mark Wilson results in a free kick. Tommy Spurr delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Jason Shackell.
    • 87:14 Mark Beevers produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 85:58 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Sam Hird coming on for John Oster.
    • 84:51 Substitution James O'Connor goes off and Tom Soares comes on.
    • 83:27 The referee blows for offside against James Coppinger. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
    • 83:27 Substitution Jermaine Johnson goes off and Etienne Esajas comes on.
    • 79:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister by Simon Gillett. Darren Potter delivers the ball, Header on goal by Mark Beevers from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 77:34 Simon Gillett provided the assist for the goal.
    • 77:34 GOAL - Billy SharpDoncaster 1 - 0 Sheff Wed Billy Sharp scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Doncaster 1-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 74:52 Substitution Mark Wilson comes on in place of Dean Shiels.
    • 73:12 Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Shiels, clearance by Mark Beevers.
    • 72:25 Luke Varney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chambers. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
    • 71:09 Substitution Luke Varney on for Leon Clarke.
    • 70:29 Foul by Marcus Tudgay on Jason Shackell, free kick awarded. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 70:19 Tommy Spurr delivers the ball, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
    • 68:43 Dean Shiels crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Jason Shackell misses to the left of the target.
    • 68:43 Booking Leon Clarke is shown a yellow card for dissent.
    • 68:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chambers by Jermaine Johnson.
    • 66:37 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels, James O'Connor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 64:12 Darren Potter produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 64:12 Booking Booking for James Chambers for unsporting behaviour.
    • 63:48 James Chambers challenges Leon Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 63:19 Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Mark Beevers results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 61:04 A cross is delivered by Gareth Roberts, save by Lee Grant.
    • 59:04 The offside flag is raised against Billy Sharp. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
    • 58:28 Jermaine Johnson sends in a cross.
    • 56:05 Jason Shackell fouled by Jermaine Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
    • 54:56 Jermaine Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chambers. James Chambers takes the free kick.
    • 53:19 Free kick crossed by Darren Potter.
    • 53:19 Booking James O'Connor receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 53:14 Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by James O'Connor results in a free kick.
    • 52:48 Volleyed left-footed shot by Sean McAllister. Save by Neil Sullivan.
    • 52:40 The ball is crossed by Lewis Buxton, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
    • 51:29 Foul by John Oster on Sean McAllister, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 49:19 Marcus Tudgay produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 48:50 Foul by Dean Shiels on Darren Potter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 47:57 Darren Potter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 45:34 Jermaine Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 45:20 Darren Purse fouled by Billy Sharp, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Purse takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Martin Woods goes off and Simon Gillett comes on.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:04 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+0:02 Martin Woods takes the outswinging corner, Header by James Hayter from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 44:12 Effort from inside the area by Leon Clarke misses to the right of the goal.
    • 42:54 James Hayter fouled by Mark Beevers, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Woods produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Lee Grant.
    • 40:28 Corner taken short by Martin Woods.
    • 40:16 The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, clearance made by Darren Purse.
    • 39:09 Direct free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
    • 39:09 Booking James O'Connor receives a caution.
    • 38:50 Darren Purse challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 38:44 Lewis Buxton sends in a cross, James O'Connor makes a clearance.
    • 37:34 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Potter from right wing, Martin Woods manages to make a clearance.
    • 37:34 Booking Jason Shackell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 37:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Shackell on Jermaine Johnson.
    • 35:42 The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, Darren Purse makes a clearance.
    • 35:02 Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Oster. John Oster takes the direct free kick.
    • 34:07 Billy Sharp fouled by Mark Beevers, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Martin Woods, Marcus Tudgay makes a clearance.
    • 33:42 Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
    • 32:33 Darren Potter takes a shot. Blocked by James Hayter.
    • 31:04 James Coppinger fouled by Jermaine Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 29:37 Direct free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
    • 29:37 Booking Darren Purse is shown a yellow card.
    • 29:32 Unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Darren Purse results in a free kick.
    • 28:43 Dean Shiels produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 27:16 The referee blows for offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 23:01 Sean McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Oster. James O'Connor takes the free kick.
    • 19:16 Darren Potter takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
    • 17:00 The referee gives a free kick against Leon Clarke for handball. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
    • 16:18 The official flags Leon Clarke offside. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:33 Darren Potter takes a shot. Blocked by James O'Connor.
    • 12:42 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Clarke. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 11:39 Darren Purse challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. James O'Connor takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:20 Foul by Billy Sharp on Darren Purse, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.
    • 8:55 Darren Potter fouled by Martin Woods, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Purse takes the free kick.
    • 6:25 Corner taken by Darren Potter, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    Full Championship table
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    2 West Brom 20 22 38
    3 Cardiff 20 15 33
    4 Nottm Forest 20 10 33
    5 Swansea 20 1 32
    6 Blackpool 20 10 31
    7 Leicester 20 0 31
    8 Bristol City 20 2 30
    9 Watford 20 -2 30
    10 Middlesbrough 20 6 29
    11 Crystal Palace 20 1 29
    12 QPR 20 4 28
    13 Sheff Utd 20 0 28
    14 Preston 20 -1 26
    15 Doncaster 20 0 24
    16 Barnsley 18 -6 24
    17 Derby 20 -8 22
    18 Scunthorpe 19 -14 21
    19 Reading 20 -10 20
    20 Coventry 19 -8 19
    21 Sheff Wed 20 -9 18
    22 Ipswich 20 -10 18
    23 Plymouth 19 -14 15
    24 Peterborough 20 -10 14


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