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  • English League 1
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance: 12,785
DoncasterDoncastervSheff UtdSheff Utd
2
  • Paynter, pen 18
  • Syers, 63
2
  • Blackman, pen 80
  • Kitson, 89

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Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Sheffield United 2.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Sheffield United 2.

90+5 mins:Foul by Nick Blackman (Sheffield United).

90+5 mins:David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+4 mins:Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

90+4 mins:James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+4 mins:Attempt missed. Joe Ironside (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90+3 mins:Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Foul by Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United).

90+3 mins:James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Sheffield United 2. Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Hill.

87 mins:Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

87 mins:Foul by Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers).

87 mins:Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

83 mins:Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Shelton Martis replaces Iain Hume.

80 mins:Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Sheffield United 1. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

79 mins:Andy Griffin (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79 mins:Penalty conceded by Andy Griffin (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

79 mins:Penalty Sheffield United. Michael Doyle draws a foul in the penalty area.

78 mins:Foul by Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers).

78 mins:Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Kyle Bennett.

75 mins:Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

75 mins:John Cofie (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Joe Ironside replaces Ryan Flynn.

73 mins:Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

73 mins:Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

71 mins:Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Spurr.

69 mins:Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

69 mins:Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

67 mins:Foul by Nick Blackman (Sheffield United).

67 mins:Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64 mins:Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Griffin replaces Paul Quinn.

63 mins:Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Sheffield United 0. Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

62 mins:Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

62 mins:Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Foul by David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers).

60 mins:Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

58 mins:Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

56 mins:Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

55 mins:Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

55 mins:Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers).

53 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. John Cofie replaces Elliot Whitehouse.

52 mins:Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett tries a through ball, but Kyle Bennett is caught offside.

51 mins:Foul by Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers).

51 mins:Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Elliot Whitehouse (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50 mins:Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Sheffield United).

50 mins:Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

47 mins:Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Sheffield United 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Sheffield United 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Thomas Spurr (Doncaster Rovers).

45+2 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Foul by Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers).

44 mins:Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

40 mins:Foul by Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers).

40 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross.

39 mins:Foul by Thomas Spurr (Doncaster Rovers).

39 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

36 mins:Elliot Whitehouse (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Iain Hume (Doncaster Rovers).

35 mins:Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

33 mins:Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

33 mins:Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30 mins:Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

27 mins:Foul by Dave Kitson (Sheffield United).

27 mins:Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt missed. Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Cotterill.

21 mins:Corner, Doncaster Rovers.

20 mins:Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

20 mins:Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

18 mins:George Long (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18 mins:Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Sheffield United 0. Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

17 mins:Penalty conceded by George Long (Sheffield United) after a foul in the penalty area.

17 mins:Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Dave Syers draws a foul in the penalty area.

14 mins:Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

14 mins:Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

11 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

11 mins:Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

10 mins:Foul by Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers).

10 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers).

9 mins:Elliot Whitehouse (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Dave Kitson tries a through ball, but Dave Kitson is caught offside.

1 mins:Foul by Dave Syers (Doncaster Rovers).

1 mins:Elliot Whitehouse (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Keepmoat Stadium
  • Attendance: 12,785
DoncasterDoncastervSheff UtdSheff Utd
2
  • Paynter, pen 18
  • Syers, 63
2
  • Blackman, pen 80
  • Kitson, 89

match report

Doncaster threw away a two-goal lead as Sheffield United battled back to earn a 2-2 draw and snatch a point they barely deserved.

The Blades looked threatening at the start and home goalkeeper Gary Woods did well to save an 11th-minute free-kick from defender Tony McMahon before Doncaster took charge.

Rovers striker Billy Paynter gave them the lead from the penalty spot in the 18th minute when he slammed the ball home after visiting goalkeeper George Long had brought down David Syers.

The game was one-sided for long periods after that with Doncaster defenders Jamie McCombe and Rob Jones going close before striker Iain Hume hit the post early in the second half.

Syers made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute with a close-range header from winger David Cotterill's free-kick on the left.

The Blades had been disappointing until then, but Nick Blackman gave them a lifeline they hardly deserved when he scored from the penalty spot in the 80th minute after Andy Griffin had brought down Blades defender Joe Ironside.

Rovers finished with 10 men after Paynter was sent off for a foul on McMahon off the ball in the 87th minute and United cashed in with a last-gasp equaliser when Dave Kitson fired home in a crowded penalty box after visiting defender Matthew Hill had hit the post.

team line-up

33Gary Woods
14Thomas Spurr
2Paul Quinn64
5Rob Jones
16Jamie McCombe
11David Cotterill
30Paul Keegan
6Dave Syers
8Billy Paynter
23Kyle Bennett76
17Iain Hume83

substitutes

20James Harper
3James Husband
19Andy Griffin64
13Jonathan Maxted
26James Coppinger76
4Shelton Martis83
25Jordan Ball

referee

David Coote

team line-up

25George Long
32Terry Kennedy
6Matthew Hill
29Anthony McMahon
4Danny Higginbotham
27Elliot Whitehouse53
11Kevin McDonald
7Ryan Flynn73
8Michael Doyle
14Dave Kitson
10Nick Blackman

substitutes

16David McAllister
17Richard Cresswell
35Danny Coyne
2Darryl Westlake
19John Cofie53
24Joe Ironside73
30Marcus Williams

referee

David Coote

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target53
shots off target43
corners72
tackles won00
offsides11