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Crystal Palace   1 - 0   Doncaster

Crystal Palace 1-0 Doncaster

Crystal Palace 1-0 Doncaster

Crystal Palace remain in the relegation zone on goal difference despite Pablo Counago's first-half strike earning them their third win in four matches.

Visitors Doncaster began brightly with James Hayter having two good chances before Darren Ambrose set up Counago for his second goal of the season.

Eagles' Wilfried Zaha then hit the post before Brian Stock and John Oster went close for Doncaster.

David Healy had a late chance to equalise but Julian Speroni saved well.

Doncaster came into the match on an unbeaten run of four games, and things looked promising early on as James Hayter went close twice, both times set up by James Coppinger.

His first effort was a header that went over and the second chance was nodded wide from a near-post corner.

Veteran Doncaster keeper Neil Sullivan did well to keep out Neil Danns's low shot before the home side went in front 10 minutes before the break.

Ambrose broke free on the right and passed to Counago, who slotted a right-foot effort between Sullivan and his near post.

Rovers looked lively after the restart with Coppinger going close, but it was an easy save for Speroni - a minute later Palace could have doubled their lead.

Counago threaded a ball to James Vaughan who was one-on-one with Sullivan, but the on-loan striker could only hit his shot straight at the keeper.

Sullivan then did superbly to tip another Counago shot on to the post, before Palace's Wilfried Zaha dribbled through the defence and hit the post.

Healy and Brian Stock drew fine saves from Speroni as Doncaster went all out for the equaliser, but despite their best efforts Palace held on for a vital win.

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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 1-0 Doncaster FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Counago 35

    Crystal Palace

    • 01 Speroni
    • 02 Clyne
    • 03 Wright
    • 04 Davis
    • 31 Gardner
    • 07 Ambrose (N'Diaye 81)
    • 08 Danns
    • 30 Marrow (Dorman 14 yellow card)
    • 09 Vaughan (Obika 84)
    • 16 Zaha
    • 32 Counago

    Substitutes

    • 13 Price,
    • 06 Barrett,
    • 11 Dorman,
    • 21 Djilali,
    • 25 N'Diaye,
    • 28 O'Keefe,
    • 29 Obika

    Doncaster

    • 01 Sullivan
    • 02 O'Connor yellow card
    • 04 Martis
    • 05 Thomas (Brooker 87)
    • 24 Dumbuya
    • 08 Stock yellow card
    • 15 Wilson (Sharp 66)
    • 16 Oster (Shiels 80)
    • 26 Coppinger
    • 12 Hayter
    • 19 Healy

    Substitutes

    • 33 Woods,
    • 11 Lockwood,
    • 21 Hird,
    • 25 Souza,
    • 09 Brooker,
    • 10 Sharp,
    • 22 Shiels
    Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 12,470
    CRYSTAL PALACE
    DONCASTER

    Possession

    • Crystal Palace 49%
    • Doncaster 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Crystal Palace 6
    • Doncaster 6

    Attempts off target

    • Crystal Palace 6
    • Doncaster 1

    Corners

    • Crystal Palace 4
    • Doncaster 15

    Fouls

    • Crystal Palace 13
    • Doncaster 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:49 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+4:14 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace).
    • 90:00+3:51 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace).
    • 90:00+3:11 Shot by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 90:00+2:31 Foul by Billy Sharp (Doncaster) on Neil Danns (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+2:12 Defending throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 90:00+1:59 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 90:00+0:51 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Shiels (Doncaster) to centre, resulting in open play. James Hayter (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+0:39 Foul by Jonathan Obika (Crystal Palace) on James Coppinger (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+0:11 Foul by Jonathan Obika (Crystal Palace) on Shelton Martis (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by James O'Connor (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 89:29 Foul by James O'Connor (Doncaster) on Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 89:29 Booking James O'Connor (Doncaster) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 89:04 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 88:04 Jonathan Obika (Crystal Palace) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
    • 87:24 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 86:04 Shot by David Healy (Doncaster) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped round post) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace). Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 86:04 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Wayne Thomas replaced by Steve Brooker (tactical).
    • 83:53 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 83:53 Substitution Crystal Palace substitution: James Vaughan replaced by Jonathan Obika (tactical).
    • 83:13 Cross by James Coppinger (Doncaster), clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 82:02 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by Neil Danns (Crystal Palace).
    • 80:56 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 80:56 Substitution Crystal Palace substitution: Darren Ambrose replaced by Alassane N'Diaye (tactical).
    • 79:41 Shot by John Oster (Doncaster) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to centre, foul by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster) on Claude Davis (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 79:41 Substitution Doncaster substitution: John Oster replaced by Dean Shiels (tactical).
    • 78:28 James Vaughan (Crystal Palace) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
    • 76:44 Cross by James Coppinger (Doncaster), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 75:02 Cross by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 73:49 Attacking throw-in by David Healy (Doncaster).
    • 72:40 Foul by Brian Stock (Doncaster) on Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by David Wright (Crystal Palace) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 72:40 Booking Brian Stock (Doncaster) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 70:52 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 70:31 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 68:55 Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) on James Coppinger (Doncaster). Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) from right wing, clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 67:26 Pablo Counago (Crystal Palace) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, passed.
    • 66:52 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 65:13 Shot by David Healy (Doncaster) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped over) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by Neil Danns (Crystal Palace). Shot by Brian Stock (Doncaster) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), save (tipped over) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) to centre, resulting in ball out of play.
    • 65:13 Substitution Doncaster substitution: Mark Wilson replaced by Billy Sharp (tactical).
    • 64:43 Booking Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace) booked for time wasting.
    • 64:12 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), clearance by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace).
    • 64:01 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 63:04 Shot by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), shot by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Attacking throw-in by John Oster (Doncaster).
    • 62:10 Attacking throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 61:48 Defending throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 61:23 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 60:26 Attacking throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 59:37 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster).
    • 58:56 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) to near post, clearance by Shelton Martis (Doncaster).
    • 58:40 Shot by Pablo Counago (Crystal Palace) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 58:00 Foul by Brian Stock (Doncaster) on Neil Danns (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from right wing, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken short by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 56:19 Foul by John Oster (Doncaster) on Pablo Counago (Crystal Palace). Free kick drilled right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from left channel (35 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 55:31 John Oster (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 55:02 Attacking throw-in by James Coppinger (Doncaster).
    • 54:13 Foul by Shelton Martis (Doncaster) on James Vaughan (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by James Vaughan (Crystal Palace) from left channel, passed.
    • 53:50 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 53:27 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 52:50 Shot by James Vaughan (Crystal Palace) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 51:46 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), header by James Coppinger (Doncaster) from right side of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • Correction - 50:56 A cross is delivered by Mark Wilson, Neil Danns makes a clearance.
    • 50:56 Cross by Mark Wilson (Doncaster), clearance by Neil Danns (Crystal Palace).
    • 50:14 Foul by David Wright (Crystal Palace) on David Healy (Doncaster). Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from right wing, clearance by Neil Danns (Crystal Palace).
    • 49:39 Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) on James O'Connor (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) from right wing, passed.
    • 48:58 Attacking throw-in by James Hayter (Doncaster).
    • 47:38 Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster) on Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace). Free kick crossed right-footed by David Wright (Crystal Palace) from left wing, clearance by James O'Connor (Doncaster). Foul by Pablo Counago (Crystal Palace) on James O'Connor (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Shelton Martis (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 47:09 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 46:26 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 46:13 Cross by James Coppinger (Doncaster), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 45:49 Attacking throw-in by James Hayter (Doncaster).
    • 45:38 Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 45:28 Shot by James Vaughan (Crystal Palace) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:00+1:11 The match has reached half-time.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:30 Foul by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster) on James Vaughan (Crystal Palace). Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from right wing, clearance by Shelton Martis (Doncaster). Goal kick taken long by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 45:00+0:08 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 43:49 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 43:26 Goal kick taken short by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 42:42 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 42:16 Attacking throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 41:50 Foul by David Wright (Crystal Palace) on John Oster (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) from right channel, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by James Coppinger (Doncaster).
    • 41:01 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 39:53 Foul by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace) on David Healy (Doncaster). Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from right channel, save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 38:57 James Coppinger (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 38:35 Cross by James Coppinger (Doncaster), clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 37:58 Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) on James O'Connor (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 37:34 Cross by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster), clearance by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace).
    • 37:14 Attacking throw-in by James Hayter (Doncaster).
    • 36:51 Foul by James Vaughan (Crystal Palace) on Wayne Thomas (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 36:17 Foul by David Healy (Doncaster) on Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken left-footed by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 35:45 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 34:22 Assist (pass) by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from right channel.
    • 34:22 GOAL - Pablo CounagoCrystal Palace 1 - 0 Doncaster Goal by Pablo Counago (Crystal Palace) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Crystal Palace 1-0 Doncaster.
    • 33:49 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 33:15 Attacking throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 32:09 Cross by John Oster (Doncaster), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 30:59 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 30:35 Shot by David Healy (Doncaster) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (blocked) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 29:54 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 29:25 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to near post, clearance by Andy Dorman (Crystal Palace).
    • 28:55 Defending throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 28:03 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 27:23 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to far post, save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 26:45 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace).
    • 25:47 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) to far post, clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by James Vaughan (Crystal Palace).
    • 24:59 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 24:43 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 23:53 Shot by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken short by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 23:14 Shot by Neil Danns (Crystal Palace) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 21:43 Defending throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 21:01 Foul by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace) on Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from right channel, passed.
    • 20:37 Cross by James Vaughan (Crystal Palace), clearance by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 19:35 Shot by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left-footed from left side of six-yard box (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 19:06 Foul by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace) on David Healy (Doncaster). Free kick taken right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from left channel, passed.
    • 18:28 David Healy (Doncaster) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 18:13 Attacking throw-in by Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster).
    • 17:29 Foul by David Wright (Crystal Palace) on David Healy (Doncaster). Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from right wing, clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 16:08 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 15:03 Shot by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 14:40 Foul by Mark Wilson (Doncaster) on Claude Davis (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 13:52 James Vaughan (Crystal Palace) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 13:52 Substitution Crystal Palace substitution: Alex Marrow replaced by Andy Dorman (injury).
    • 13:00 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 12:28 Cross by James O'Connor (Doncaster), header by Brian Stock (Doncaster) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
    • 10:11 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Coppinger (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by James Vaughan (Crystal Palace).
    • 9:37 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 9:27 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 9:20 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 9:08 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 8:46 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 7:18 Attacking throw-in by James O'Connor (Doncaster).
    • 7:10 Cross by James Coppinger (Doncaster), clearance by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace).
    • 5:58 Defending throw-in by Wayne Thomas (Doncaster).
    • 4:33 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 3:57 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by John Oster (Doncaster) to centre, clearance by Anthony Gardner (Crystal Palace).
    • 3:48 Cross by James Coppinger (Doncaster), clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 2:22 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 1:46 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) to centre, save (punched) by Neil Sullivan (Doncaster).
    • 1:18 Attacking throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 1:04 Defending throw-in by David Wright (Crystal Palace).
    • 0:16 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) to centre, clearance by James Coppinger (Doncaster).
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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