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Doncaster   1 - 0   Bristol City

Highlights - Doncaster 1-0 Bristol City

Doncaster 1-0 Bristol City

Billy Sharp continued his fine scoring run as Doncaster edged a tight game against battling Bristol City.

The striker latched on to a loose ball early on and fired past Dean Gerken to make it five goals in as many games.

Substitute Alvaro Saborio went close as City rallied after the break but his long-range effort was kept out by an alert Neil Sullivan.

Nicky Maynard also had a good chance to level but his effort was blocked superbly by defender James O'Connor.


Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll on loan striker Billy Sharp:

"He is just bright and breezy and works hard. He likes a physical confrontation, gets battered and bruised in training and gets on with it. When you have a happy player you get performances.

"He doesn't let anything upset him. He is a good asset. I think the crowd like him and the players appreciate him as well. If he gets chances he takes them.

"He is on recall to sell, so they can't recall him unless they have a good offer for him and want to sell. Give me £2m and I'll sign him."

Bristol City assistant manager Keith Millen:

"In the first half we matched up against them. We made one mistake and Billy Sharp has punished us.

"We penned them in for long periods in the second half but never really had the quality of balls forward or creativity to make chances.

"That said, I would say we deserved something. A draw would have been a fair result but you have to give Donny credit.

"For us, we need to create easier chances. We are making it too hard for ourselves."


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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-0 Bristol City FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Sharp 12

    Doncaster

    • 01 Sullivan
    • 02 O'Connor
    • 03 Roberts
    • 06 Chambers
    • 20 Shackell
    • 15 Wilson
    • 16 Oster (Spicer 90)
    • 26 Coppinger
    • 31 Gillett yellow card
    • 05 Sharp (Hayter 87)
    • 22 Shiels (Hird 82)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Smith,
    • 11 Lockwood,
    • 21 Hird,
    • 23 Webster,
    • 10 Spicer,
    • 07 Guy,
    • 12 Hayter

    Bristol City

    • 22 Gerken
    • 02 Orr yellow card
    • 03 McAllister
    • 04 Fontaine
    • 32 Nyatanga (Johnson 77)
    • 07 Elliott (Saborio 46)
    • 11 Hartley
    • 14 Skuse
    • 17 Sproule (Williams 45)
    • 10 Maynard
    • 31 Haynes

    Substitutes

    • 30 Henderson,
    • 05 McCombe,
    • 06 Carey,
    • 08 Johnson,
    • 15 Williams,
    • 09 Clarkson,
    • 33 Saborio
    Ref: SinghAtt: 9,572
    DONCASTER
    BRISTOL CITY

    Possession

    • Doncaster 49%
    • Bristol City 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Doncaster 3
    • Bristol City 3

    Attempts off target

    • Doncaster 7
    • Bristol City 6

    Corners

    • Doncaster 7
    • Bristol City 4

    Fouls

    • Doncaster 6
    • Bristol City 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:32 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+4:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Johnson on James Hayter. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
    • 90:00+1:37 Handball by Simon Gillett. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
    • 88:55 Substitution John Spicer replaces John Oster.
    • 85:56 Substitution James Hayter is brought on as a substitute for Billy Sharp.
    • 85:56 The referee penalises Simon Gillett for handball. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:51 Corner taken by Lee Johnson played to the near post, Sam Hird makes a clearance.
    • 83:59 Gavin Williams has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 81:48 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Sam Hird coming on for Dean Shiels.
    • 78:41 Alvaro Saborio is caught offside. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 75:38 Substitution Lee Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Lewin Nyatanga.
    • 75:38 Gavin Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Shackell. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:48 Header from close range by Lewin Nyatanga misses to the right of the target.
    • 73:05 Paul Hartley takes the inswinging corner, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
    • 72:22 Unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by James Chambers results in a free kick. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:56 Floated corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels played to the near post, save made by Dean Gerken.
    • 69:07 Jamie McAllister challenges James Coppinger unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:11 Billy Sharp has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 62:01 Booking Simon Gillett booked.
    • 61:02 John Oster takes a shot. Bradley Orr gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Dean Shiels from the right by-line, Jamie McAllister manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Dean Shiels to the near post, Shot from close range by John Oster misses to the right of the goal.
    • 59:33 Gareth Roberts produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 59:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Cole Skuse. James Chambers takes the free kick.
    • 55:42 Jamie McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. James O'Connor takes the direct free kick. Outswinging corner taken by John Oster, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jason Shackell misses to the right of the goal.
    • 54:31 Effort from deep inside the area by James Coppinger clears the bar.
    • 52:24 Alvaro Saborio has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 50:57 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. James O'Connor gets a block in.
    • 48:11 Alvaro Saborio takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan. Corner taken by Paul Hartley. Jamie McAllister takes the inswinging corner, The official flags Danny Haynes offside. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 46:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by Simon Gillett. Paul Hartley shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:01 Substitution Alvaro Saborio replaces Marvin Elliott.
    • 44:24 Substitution Ivan Sproule goes off and Gavin Williams comes on.
    • Half Time
    • 41:49 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 41:38 Liam Fontaine challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Sharp restarts play with the free kick. Corner taken by Dean Shiels.
    • 40:39 James Coppinger takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
    • 39:16 Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Paul Hartley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.
    • 37:00 Booking Bradley Orr is cautioned.
    • Correction - 36:55 Bradley Orr challenges Jason Shackell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 36:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Bradley Orr. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:47 Corner taken by Gareth Roberts from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Orr on Neil Sullivan. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 31:05 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister, James Coppinger manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:49 Billy Sharp is caught offside. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.
    • 29:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Lewin Nyatanga. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
    • 28:15 Shot from just outside the box by Paul Hartley goes over the target.
    • 27:38 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
    • 26:43 Mark Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Hartley. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.
    • 23:40 The ball is crossed by Dean Shiels, Billy Sharp produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 20:43 A cross is delivered by Dean Shiels, save by Dean Gerken.
    • 18:26 The referee blows for offside against Danny Haynes. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 16:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by Mark Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
    • 11:09 GOAL - Billy SharpDoncaster 1 - 0 Bristol City Billy Sharp finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Bristol City.
    • 9:38 The ball is crossed by Danny Haynes, Gareth Roberts manages to make a clearance.
    • 8:32 Jason Shackell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
    • 7:59 Dean Shiels produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
    • 7:38 James Coppinger crosses the ball.
    • Correction - 5:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Shiels from the left by-line, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
    • 5:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Shiels from the left by-line, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
    • 5:10 Effort on goal by Marvin Elliott from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 2:16 Dean Shiels gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.
    • 0:37 Unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Nicky Maynard results in a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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