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Doncaster   1 - 1   Sheff Utd

Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield United

Doncaster 1-1 Sheff Utd

James Harper's late strike for Sheffield United earned them a point in the South Yorkshire derby with fellow play-off hopefuls Doncaster.

James Hayter's well-placed side-foot finish in the fifth minute seemed to have given Rovers an important win.

But United midfielder Harper fired in from the edge of the area in the 88th minute to salvage the Blades a draw.

The result leaves Rovers and United just outside the play-offs in seventh and eighth place respectively.


Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll:

"We created enough chances against a very strong Sheffield United team.

"The performance was excellent today. They had a lot of pressure but few chances.

"This is only our second season in this division. For us to get in the play-offs we need to win nine out of nine. Get real."

Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell:

"We looked all over the place in the first half, to be honest.

"Jordan Stewart has played 11 times for us and he is not a left-back. Paul Connolly has played twice, (Marcel) Seip three times. It showed.

"At half-time there was no shouting. I just said 'you are good players. I know you don't know each other, but just go out there'. And we dominated."

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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-1 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Hayter 5
  • Harper 88

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 03 Roberts
  • 06 Chambers
  • 30 Martis
  • 15 Wilson
  • 16 Oster
  • 17 Woods (Hird 85)
  • 26 Coppinger (Mutch 89 yellow card)
  • 31 Emmanuel-Thomas (Shiels 78)
  • 12 Hayter

Substitutes

  • 13 Smith,
  • 11 Lockwood,
  • 18 McDaid,
  • 21 Hird,
  • 04 Mutch,
  • 10 Spicer,
  • 22 Shiels

Sheff Utd

  • 23 Simonsen
  • 06 Nosworthy
  • 19 Stewart
  • 20 Seip (Bartley 59)
  • 31 Connolly
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 11 Yeates (Little 46)
  • 15 Harper
  • 28 Quinn
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 37 Camara yellow card (Taylor 72)

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett,
  • 16 Taylor,
  • 21 Bartley,
  • 33 Fortune,
  • 34 Lowton,
  • 25 Little
Ref: MossAtt: 13,026
DONCASTER
SHEFF UTD

Possession

  • Doncaster 48%
  • Sheff Utd 52%

Attempts on target

  • Doncaster 6
  • Sheff Utd 3

Attempts off target

  • Doncaster 4
  • Sheff Utd 7

Corners

  • Doncaster 8
  • Sheff Utd 4

Fouls

  • Doncaster 10
  • Sheff Utd 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:05 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+4:48 Outswinging corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 90:00+4:35 Gareth Roberts produces a cross, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+4:09 Corner taken by John Oster played to the near post.
  • 90:00+3:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Dean Shiels. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 90:00+3:12 Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Stephen Quinn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
  • 90:00+2:47 The ball is sent over by Dean Shiels, James Hayter produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 90:00+0:44 The official flags Richard Cresswell offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 90:00+0:05 Glen Little takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+0:05 Booking Jordon Mutch is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00 Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick.
  • 88:09 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Jordon Mutch coming on for James Coppinger.
  • 87:31 Assist on the goal came from Andy Taylor.
  • 87:31 GOAL - James HarperDoncaster 1 - 1 Sheff Utd James Harper grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 87:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy by James Hayter. Andy Taylor takes the free kick.
  • 86:25 Dean Shiels fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 85:57 Dean Shiels gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell. Glen Little delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Sam Hird manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Quinn. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 84:38 Substitution Sam Hird on for Martin Woods.
  • 82:21 Jordan Stewart fouled by James Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Glen Little. The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:33 James Harper takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 80:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Oster by Glen Little. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 77:30 Substitution Dean Shiels comes on in place of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 76:32 Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 75:01 Corner from right by-line taken by Glen Little.
  • 74:45 James Hayter takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 74:21 Kyle Bartley has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
  • 74:06 Glen Little delivers the ball, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 71:26 Direct free kick taken by Glen Little.
  • Correction - 71:26 Substitution Andy Taylor comes on in place of Henri Camara.
  • 71:26 Glen Little takes the free kick.
  • 71:26 Substitution Andy Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Quinn.
  • 71:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by James O'Connor.
  • 70:24 Short corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line.
  • 69:58 Martin Woods takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 67:03 Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 67:03 Booking Henri Camara booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 66:45 Unfair challenge on Martin Woods by Henri Camara results in a free kick.
  • 65:15 Stephen Quinn decides to take a short corner, Centre by Glen Little, Gareth Roberts gets a block in.
  • 61:51 The ball is sent over by Henri Camara, Header from close range by Richard Cresswell clears the bar.
  • 59:45 Foul by Mark Wilson on Henri Camara, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Glen Little, Martin Woods manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:27 Substitution Kyle Bartley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcel Seip.
  • 58:17 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 56:20 The official flags Jay Emmanuel-Thomas offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.
  • 55:59 Glen Little takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 52:36 James Coppinger takes a shot. Marcel Seip gets a block in.
  • 49:49 James Coppinger is ruled offside. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:04 James Coppinger concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Stewart. Free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Glen Little on for Mark Yeates.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:20 The match has reached half-time.
  • 44:51 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Oster, save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 42:53 James Hayter is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 42:07 Mark Wilson takes a shot. Blocked by Nick Montgomery. Short corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line.
  • 33:28 The referee blows for offside against Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 33:12 The referee blows for offside. Jordan Stewart restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:56 Henri Camara is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 31:03 The official flags Stephen Quinn offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 29:30 James Coppinger concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Jordan Stewart takes the direct free kick.
  • 27:51 Richard Cresswell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 24:31 Unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Marcel Seip results in a free kick. Gareth Roberts takes the free kick.
  • 22:10 Shot by Henri Camara from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 21:44 The referee gives a free kick against Nick Montgomery for handball. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
  • 20:44 James Chambers produces a cross, James Hayter has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 19:35 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 17:49 James Coppinger takes a outswinging corner to the near post. Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Jordan Stewart. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly. A cross is delivered by James Chambers, James Hayter takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • Correction - 15:05 Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chambers. Free kick taken by Martin Woods. Mark Wilson sends in a cross, James Hayter has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 15:05 Foul by Stephen Quinn on James Chambers, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Martin Woods. Martin Woods sends in a cross, The ball is delivered by Mark Wilson, Shot from close range by James Hayter misses to the left of the goal.
  • 14:08 Corner taken by Martin Woods from the left by-line to the near post, James Harper manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:28 Shot from long range by Mark Yeates misses to the right of the target.
  • 12:31 Centre by Henri Camara.
  • 10:28 Mark Yeates takes the outswinging corner, Richard Cresswell has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
  • 8:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Mark Yeates. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
  • 8:16 Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Stephen Quinn results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Martin Woods, save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 5:46 Henri Camara is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 4:51 Mark Wilson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 4:51 GOAL - James HayterDoncaster 1 - 0 Sheff Utd James Hayter scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Sheff Utd.
  • 3:36 Martin Woods decides to take a short corner. Centre by Mark Wilson, clearance made by Marcel Seip.
  • 2:30 The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, Marcel Seip makes a clearance.
  • 0:35 Floated corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, Stephen Quinn produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 20 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 37 43 77
2 West Brom 38 34 75
3 Nottm Forest 38 21 67
4 Swansea 38 6 61
5 Leicester 36 11 60
6 Cardiff 36 14 55
7 Sheff Utd 38 3 53
8 Doncaster 38 4 52
9 Blackpool 38 6 51
10 Middlesbrough 38 7 50
11 Coventry 37 -7 50
12 Barnsley 37 -10 49
13 Reading 36 -3 48
14 Preston 38 -8 48
15 Ipswich 38 -6 47
16 Bristol City 38 -12 46
17 QPR 37 -5 45
18 Derby 38 -11 44
19 Watford 35 -6 42
20 Scunthorpe 37 -23 41
21 Sheff Wed 38 -18 40
22 Crystal Palace 37 -2 39
23 Plymouth 37 -17 34
24 Peterborough 38 -21 30


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