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Leicester   5 - 1   Doncaster

Leicester v Doncaster

Leicester 5-1 Doncaster

Leicester recovered from going behind to thrash Doncaster and extend their unbeaten home run to seven matches.

Paul Gallagher's penalty, following Neil Sullivan's foul on Lloyd Dyer, restored parity after Billy Sharp's acrobatic volley opened the scoring.

Richie Wellens struck for the Foxes with a fierce long-range shot before setting up Kyle Naughton for a third.

Darius Vassell latched on to Dyer's pass to make it four before Martyn Waghorn tapped in from close range.

Starting the day two points behind their opponents, Sven-Goran Eriksson's Leicester made a dreadful start and were a goal down after six minutes when Sharp converted James Coppinger's cross in style.

David Healy then had a glorious opportunity to double the advantage but contrived to slice wide of goal after rounding Chris Weale.

Doncaster might have been thinking the miss would prove unimportant, but on the stroke of half-time referee James Linington pointed to the spot after Sullivan challenged Dyer in the box.

Gallagher blasted home the spot-kick and the hosts' momentum continued into the second half as Curtis Davies nodded narrowly wide.

Wellens advanced unchallenged from the half-way line to belt a superb shot past Sullivan to register against his former club and put his current employers ahead.

The midfielder's perfectly weighted pass was then matched by a cool finish from Naughton before Vassell netted his first Leicester goal.

Waghorn compounded Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll's misery late on as he diverted home Andy King's angled shot.

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 5-1 Doncaster FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Gallagher (pen) 45+2
  • Wellens 61
  • Naughton 69
  • Vassell 75
  • Waghorn 90+4
  • Sharp 6

Leicester

  • 01 Weale
  • 05 Miguel Vitor
  • 16 Naughton
  • 24 Davies
  • 10 King
  • 19 Wellens
  • 22 Abe
  • 32 Cunningham
  • 07 Gallagher (Waghorn 78)
  • 37 Vassell (Oakley 86)
  • 39 Bednar (Dyer 37)

Substitutes

  • 13 Logan,
  • 25 Hobbs,
  • 08 Oakley,
  • 11 Dyer,
  • 23 Moussa,
  • 12 Fryatt,
  • 14 Waghorn

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor (Guedes 75)
  • 04 Martis
  • 05 Thomas yellow card
  • 21 Hird
  • 08 Stock
  • 16 Oster
  • 26 Coppinger (Wilson 86)
  • 10 Sharp
  • 12 Hayter
  • 19 Healy (Shiels 76)

Substitutes

  • 33 Woods,
  • 11 Lockwood,
  • 25 Guedes,
  • 15 Wilson,
  • 22 Shiels,
  • 09 Brooker,
  • 29 Fairhurst
Ref: LiningtonAtt: 27,549
LEICESTER
DONCASTER

Possession

  • Leicester 57%
  • Doncaster 43%

Attempts on target

  • Leicester 6
  • Doncaster 1

Attempts off target

  • Leicester 9
  • Doncaster 1

Corners

  • Leicester 7
  • Doncaster 2

Fouls

  • Leicester 4
  • Doncaster 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:28 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:27 Andy King provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+3:27 GOAL - Martyn WaghornLeicester 5 - 1 Doncaster Martyn Waghorn fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 5-1 Doncaster.
  • 90:00+1:04 Unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by John Oster results in a free kick. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:45 Lloyd Dyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Shiels. Mark Wilson takes the free kick.
  • 85:04 Substitution Matt Oakley replaces Darius Vassell.
  • 85:04 Substitution Mark Wilson replaces James Coppinger.
  • 83:59 The offside flag is raised against Andy King. James Hayter restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:30 Andy King takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 79:57 Shot from just outside the box by Martyn Waghorn goes over the crossbar.
  • Correction - 77:29 Billy Sharp is caught offside. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 77:29 Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Martyn Waghorn coming on for Paul Gallagher.
  • 77:29 The offside flag is raised against Billy Sharp. Chris Weale takes the free kick,
  • 77:29 Substitution Paul Gallagher goes off and Martyn Waghorn comes on.
  • 76:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by James Hayter. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.
  • 75:00 Substitution Dean Shiels is brought on as a substitute for David Healy.
  • 75:00 Substitution James O'Connor leaves the field to be replaced by Dennis Souza.
  • 74:12 Lloyd Dyer provided the assist for the goal.
  • 74:12 GOAL - Darius VassellLeicester 4 - 1 Doncaster A goal is scored by Darius Vassell from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 4-1 Doncaster.
  • 71:47 Andy King takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 71:30 David Healy concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Cunningham. Angelo Miguel Vitor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:23 Lloyd Dyer sends in a cross.
  • 68:06 The assist for the goal came from Andy King.
  • 68:06 GOAL - Kyle NaughtonLeicester 3 - 1 Doncaster Kyle Naughton scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 3-1 Doncaster.
  • 67:19 Corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock, Yuki Abe makes a clearance.
  • 66:39 Brian Stock takes a outswinging corner.
  • 65:26 Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.
  • 63:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by David Healy. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
  • 60:44 GOAL - Richie WellensLeicester 2 - 1 Doncaster Richie Wellens scores from 35 yards. Leicester 2-1 Doncaster.
  • 59:48 Inswinging corner taken by Greg Cunningham, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:53 Foul by James Hayter on Darius Vassell, free kick awarded. Andy King takes the free kick.
  • 57:16 The referee blows for offside. Curtis Davies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:34 Wayne Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Vassell. Greg Cunningham produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick,
  • 54:34 Booking Booking for Wayne Thomas.
  • 53:41 James Hayter challenges Kyle Naughton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Curtis Davies takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Richie Wellens. Sam Hird takes the free kick.
  • 52:44 Richie Wellens is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by James Coppinger.
  • 48:26 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Headed effort from inside the area by Curtis Davies misses to the left of the target.
  • 46:52 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Greg Cunningham, Brian Stock manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:35 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+1:31 Penalty awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on Lloyd Dyer.
  • 45:00+1:31 GOAL - Paul GallagherLeicester 1 - 1 Doncaster Paul Gallagher scores a penalty. Leicester 1-1 Doncaster.
  • 40:23 Brian Stock fouled by Richie Wellens, the ref awards a free kick. John Oster delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Richie Wellens makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by James Coppinger results in a free kick. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
  • 37:58 The offside flag is raised against Darius Vassell. Wayne Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:32 Darius Vassell takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 36:17 Substitution Lloyd Dyer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roman Bednar.
  • 34:34 John Oster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe. Greg Cunningham takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:46 Close range shot by David Healy misses to the left of the target.
  • 29:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by James O'Connor. Strike comes in from Richie Wellens from the free kick, blocked by James O'Connor. Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Brian Stock.
  • 26:49 James Hayter challenges Angelo Miguel Vitor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:19 Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.
  • 24:05 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Greg Cunningham, Andy King takes a shot.
  • 19:08 The referee penalises Roman Bednar for handball. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:18 Shot from just outside the box by Greg Cunningham goes over the bar.
  • 13:53 Unfair challenge on John Oster by Darius Vassell results in a free kick. James O'Connor takes the free kick.
  • 12:59 The ball is sent over by Darius Vassell.
  • 8:30 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 5:58 GOAL - Billy SharpLeicester 0 - 1 Doncaster Billy Sharp grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Doncaster.
  • 4:53 Corner taken by Greg Cunningham, save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 4:16 The ball is swung over by Andy King, Effort from deep inside the area by Richie Wellens misses to the left of the goal.
  • 1:49 The assistant referee signals for offside against Roman Bednar. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 1:30 Brian Stock challenges Andy King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy King.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 11 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 20 24 41
2 Cardiff 21 13 37
3 Swansea 21 10 37
4 Leeds 21 2 35
5 Coventry 21 5 34
6 Norwich 21 4 33
7 Derby 21 7 30
8 Watford 21 5 30
9 Burnley 20 6 29
10 Barnsley 20 -4 29
11 Millwall 21 3 28
12 Portsmouth 20 1 28
13 Leicester 21 -4 28
14 Reading 20 6 27
15 Nott'm Forest 19 4 27
16 Doncaster 20 -3 27
17 Bristol City 20 -4 26
18 Ipswich 21 -8 24
19 Hull 20 -6 23
20 Sheff Utd 20 -12 22
21 Middlesbrough 21 -10 21
22 Crystal Palace 21 -13 21
23 Scunthorpe 20 -12 20
24 Preston 21 -14 19


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