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Doncaster 1-1 Bristol City

Doncaster   1 - 1   Bristol City

Billy Sharp converted a last-minute penalty to snatch a point for Doncaster against Bristol City.

City shook off the shock resignation of boss Steve Coppell this week to take the lead when Damion Stewart headed home Jamie McAllister's cross.

But McAllister committed a foul on Doncaster substitute James Coppinger in the 89th minute to concede a penalty, which Sharp slammed home to level.

Steve Brooker could even have won it for Doncaster but blazed a shot over.

The late goal prevented Keith Millen from starting his career as City manager with a win - he was appointed as Coppell's successor almost as soon as the former Crystal Palace and Reading boss announced his decision to quit football management on Thursday.

But the Robins at least put a stop to a run of successive defeats that had made for a miserable start to their season.

Tottenham teenager Ryan Mason, who signed on loan this week for a month, was among six changes to Rovers' starting line-up, with Shelton Martis, Simon Gillett, Martin Woods, Sharp and skipper Brian Stock all returning.

David James was recalled by Millen for City in place of Dean Gerken, while Stewart and Marvin Elliott were also reinstated.

James held an early shot from Gillett and, after Sharp had fired over the crossbar, was at his acrobatic best to tip George Friend's near-post effort around the post as Rovers created the better first-half chances.

Doncaster goalkeeper Neil Sullivan comfortably dealt with City's first strike on goal, an angled drive from Albert Adomah in the 24th minute, as Rovers continued to threaten.

Sharp and Gillett had further shots blocked and Mason curled a 25-yard effort just wide for the home side.

City went close to snatching the lead just before the break when Stewart headed McAllister's free-kick over the crossbar.

The visitors took less than two minutes to break the deadlock after the half-time break.

McAllister again supplied the cross, this time from the right, and Stewart swooped to head home into the bottom corner.

Adomah dragged another shot wide when well placed soon after as City looked to build on their lead and David Clarkson forced Sullivan into a fine save with an angled drive just after the hour-mark.

Rovers skipper Stock was replaced by James Coppinger, while Thomas was handed his first Doncaster appearance when Martis was forced off injured in the 74th minute.

Dean Shiels was off target with a left-footed shot from the left side of the area and Sharp had another effort blocked by Liam Fontaine.

But Rovers were rewarded in the closing stages when Coppinger was upended by McAllister in the box and Sharp stepped forward to slam home his spot kick.

Doncaster almost snatched all three points at the death but Brooker missed from six yards.


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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-1 Bristol City FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Sharp (pen) 90
  • Stewart 49

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 03 Friend
  • 04 Martis (Thomas 74)
  • 11 Lockwood
  • 07 Woods
  • 08 Stock (Coppinger 71)
  • 17 Mason (Brooker 85)
  • 18 Gillett
  • 10 Sharp yellow card
  • 22 Shiels

Substitutes

  • 33 Woods,
  • 05 Thomas,
  • 21 Hird,
  • 24 Dumbuya,
  • 26 Coppinger,
  • 09 Brooker,
  • 29 Fairhurst

Bristol City

  • 01 James
  • 02 Hunt
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 05 Stewart
  • 07 Elliott
  • 14 Skuse
  • 17 Sproule yellow card (Williams 62 yellow card)
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 27 Adomah (Akinde 66)
  • 09 Clarkson

Substitutes

  • 12 Gerken,
  • 06 Carey,
  • 28 Williams,
  • 08 Johnson,
  • 15 Williams,
  • 16 Akinde,
  • 24 Jackson
Ref: TierneyAtt: 9,291
DONCASTER
BRISTOL CITY

Possession

  • Doncaster 54%
  • Bristol City 46%

Attempts on target

  • Doncaster 6
  • Bristol City 4

Attempts off target

  • Doncaster 6
  • Bristol City 3

Corners

  • Doncaster 8
  • Bristol City 1

Fouls

  • Doncaster 11
  • Bristol City 7
  • Final Result
  • 95:41 The game gets underway.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:41 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 90:00+4:09 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 90:00+3:31 Defending throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 90:00+3:27 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 90:00+3:11 Steve Brooker produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 90:00+2:34 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 90:00+2:17 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 90:00+1:30 The official flags John Akinde offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 90:00+0:47 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 90:00+0:16 Defending throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 89:51 Booking Billy Sharp (Doncaster) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 89:32 GOAL - Billy SharpDoncaster 1 - 1 Bristol City Billy Sharp scores a power penalty. Doncaster 1-1 Bristol City.
  • 88:24 Jamie McAllister gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger.
  • 87:44 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 87:38 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 87:16 John Akinde is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Lockwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:57 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 84:21 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Cole Skuse.
  • 84:21 Substitution Ryan Mason goes off and Steve Brooker comes on.
  • 84:21 Gavin Williams takes a shot. James O'Connor gets a block in.
  • 83:43 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Woods, Billy Sharp takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.
  • 82:56 Inswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the right by-line, clearance by Damion Stewart.
  • 82:32 Billy Sharp fouled by Damion Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Mason.
  • 80:34 Foul by Billy Sharp on Jamie McAllister, free kick awarded. David James takes the direct free kick.
  • 79:32 Adam Lockwood takes the free kick.
  • 79:32 Booking Gavin Williams goes into the book.
  • 79:28 The referee gives a free kick against Gavin Williams for handball.
  • 78:50 Martin Woods concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Williams. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jamie McAllister, clearance made by Adam Lockwood.
  • 76:56 James Coppinger is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David James takes the free kick.
  • 75:07 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 74:39 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 74:16 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 74:03 Dean Shiels has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 73:18 Substitution Shelton Martis goes off and Wayne Thomas comes on.
  • Correction - 72:15 Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:15 Foul by Simon Gillett (Doncaster) on Marvin Elliott (Bristol City). Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City) from left channel, passed.
  • 71:24 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 70:53 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with James Coppinger coming on for Brian Stock.
  • 70:09 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 69:57 Attacking throw-in by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Bristol City).
  • 69:28 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 69:01 Simon Gillett concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Hunt. Direct free kick taken by David James.
  • 68:37 The referee blows for offside against John Akinde. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:42 John Akinde fouled by James O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Nicky Hunt from left channel.
  • 67:03 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 66:12 Defending throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 65:14 Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
  • 65:14 Substitution John Akinde joins the action as a substitute, replacing Albert Adomah.
  • 65:14 Foul by David Clarkson on James O'Connor, free kick awarded.
  • 63:55 Defending throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 63:34 Defending throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 62:51 Defending throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 61:47 Substitution Gavin Williams replaces Ivan Sproule.
  • 61:10 Simon Gillett crosses the ball, save by David James.
  • 60:41 David Clarkson takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 59:36 Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 59:36 Booking The referee shows Ivan Sproule a yellow card.
  • 59:34 Ivan Sproule is caught offside.
  • 58:45 David Clarkson challenges Brian Stock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Lockwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:27 George Friend fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 58:03 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 57:11 Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nicky Hunt, James O'Connor makes a clearance.
  • 53:36 Defending throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 53:20 Defending throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 52:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by David James.
  • 52:17 Defending throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 51:35 The referee blows for offside. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 50:49 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 50:31 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 50:14 Albert Adomah produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 49:47 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 48:25 Jamie McAllister provided the assist for the goal.
  • 48:25 GOAL - Damion StewartDoncaster 0 - 1 Bristol City Damion Stewart finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Doncaster 0-1 Bristol City.
  • 46:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by George Friend. The ball is swung over by Jamie McAllister,
  • 45:43 Unfair challenge on Dean Shiels by Nicky Hunt results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Martin Woods, clearance made by Damion Stewart.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:54 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • Correction - 45:00+0:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Clarkson. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:12 David Clarkson (Bristol City) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
  • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:56 Defending throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 44:33 Defending throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 44:09 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 43:12 Foul by Brian Stock on David Clarkson, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Jamie McAllister, Damion Stewart produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 42:39 Defending throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 42:14 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 41:59 Dean Shiels produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
  • 40:52 Albert Adomah challenges Adam Lockwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shelton Martis takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 40:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Albert Adomah. Indirect free kick taken by George Friend.
  • 40:19 Albert Adomah (Bristol City) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by George Friend (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
  • 39:35 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 38:59 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 38:16 Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Ivan Sproule. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.
  • 37:52 Defending throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 37:15 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 37:02 Brian Stock produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 36:40 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 35:50 Dean Shiels decides to take the corner short, Simon Gillett takes a shot. Damion Stewart gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods.
  • 35:19 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 35:00 Ryan Mason has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 34:10 The assistant referee flags for offside against Albert Adomah. Shelton Martis takes the indirect free kick.
  • 33:39 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 32:59 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 32:40 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 31:56 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods from the right by-line.
  • 31:36 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 31:06 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 30:29 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 30:26 Simon Gillett sends in a cross.
  • 30:16 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 29:32 The official flags David Clarkson offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 28:10 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 27:42 Ivan Sproule sends in a cross, Jamal Campbell-Ryce has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 27:24 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 27:12 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 27:05 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 26:37 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 25:56 Ryan Mason is penalised for a handball. David James takes the free kick.
  • 25:36 Attacking throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 25:24 Defending throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 24:41 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 24:09 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 23:36 Albert Adomah takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a comfortable save.
  • 22:27 Defending throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 21:39 Attacking throw-in by Martin Woods (Doncaster).
  • 20:28 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 19:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Cole Skuse. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister. Albert Adomah is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
  • 19:20 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 17:47 Corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods to the near post, George Friend takes a shot. Save by David James.
  • 17:41 Martin Woods delivers the ball, David Clarkson manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 17:28 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods from the right by-line.
  • 17:28 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Martin Woods (Doncaster) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 16:39 Billy Sharp takes a shot from 18 yards. Damion Stewart gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Woods. Ryan Mason crosses the ball, Jamie McAllister manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:13 Foul by James O'Connor on Jamal Campbell-Ryce, free kick awarded. Nicky Hunt crosses the ball in from the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 12:03 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 11:46 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 11:25 Dean Shiels delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Billy Sharp from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 10:27 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
  • 9:45 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 9:35 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 9:04 Defending throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 8:55 Defending throw-in by George Friend (Doncaster).
  • 7:41 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 7:02 Defending throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 6:17 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 5:12 Attacking throw-in by Jamie McAllister (Bristol City).
  • 4:48 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 4:37 Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross.
  • 3:41 Defending throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 2:31 Attacking throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).
  • 1:32 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
  • 1:05 Goal kick taken long by David James (Bristol City).
  • 0:43 Ivan Sproule is ruled offside. Adam Lockwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:20 Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save made by David James.
  • 0:04 Defending throw-in by Nicky Hunt (Bristol City).

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Millwall 2 7 6
2 QPR 2 7 6
3 Coventry 2 2 4
4 Ipswich 2 2 4
5 Doncaster 2 2 4
6 Watford 2 1 4
7 Cardiff 2 1 4
8 Burnley 2 1 4
9 Swansea 2 2 3
10 Crystal Palace 2 0 3
11 Derby 2 0 3
12 Norwich 2 0 3
13 Scunthorpe 2 0 3
14 Hull 2 -2 3
15 Barnsley 2 -3 3
16 Leicester 2 -1 1
17 Reading 2 -1 1
18 Middlesbrough 2 -2 1
19 Portsmouth 2 -2 1
20 Bristol City 2 -3 1
21 Sheff Utd 2 -3 1
22 Leeds United 1 -1 0
23 Nott'm Forest 1 -1 0
24 Preston 2 -6 0


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