An own goal by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gave Doncaster only a third league win of the season.

The Dane fumbled Mark Duffy's 17th-minute corner into his own net to condemn Leicester to a second defeat of the campaign and leave City three points off the Championship's top two.

Jamie Vardy hit the post for the visitors, while Anthony Knockaert went close from distance.

Chris Brown fired over late on for Rovers, who moved 16th in the table.

Schmeichel's error gave promoted Doncaster only their second home win of the season and takes Paul Dickov's side six points above the relegation zone.

Leicester were chasing a third successive win for the first time since January and Nigel Pearson's side were beginning to settle when Schmeichel conspired to hand Doncaster the initiative.

Schmeichel was unchallenged as he moved to collect Duffy's delivery but dropped the ball into his own net.

On-loan Manchester United striker Federico Macheda almost doubled Rovers' advantage but was denied by a smart save from Wes Morgan.

Leicester defender Paul Konchesky saw a low 20-yard shot well held by Ross Turnbull late in the first half, before Vardy pulled down a cross to fire against the upright.

The pressure on the home side intensified after the re-start but resolute defending limited the Foxes to long-range efforts.

Knockaert fired a free-kick over from distance as the home side saw out the closing half an hour to complete victory.

Doncaster Rovers's manager Paul Dickov:

"We came up against a top team and competed very well with and without the ball.

"It takes a lot of courage to have a go against teams like that but we've done it and been rewarded.

"I didn't actually see the goal when the ball went in but I think we were due one after not getting our just desserts with some of our recent performances."

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson:

"In a nutshell, the game's been settled by one incident really, but we've not created enough chances in open play to get back in it in the end.

"No doubt people will dwell on the goal but there will probably be more talk about it outside our dressing room than inside.

"Kasper's been exceptionally good since he came to the club and been responsible for winning matches and picking up lots of points with his performances."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 02 Quinn
  • 32 Wabara
  • 18 Keegan
  • 04 Furman
  • 07 Duffy
  • 10 Macheda (Coppinger - 75' )
  • 09 Brown
  • 22 Robinson

Substitutes

  • 26 Coppinger
  • 23 Bennett
  • 08 Paynter
  • 12 McCullough
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 19 Wellens
  • 13 Maxted

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 18 Moore
  • 02 de Laet (Wasilewski - 68' )
  • 05 Morgan
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 11 Dyer (Schlupp - 71' )
  • 10 King
  • 35 Nugent Booked
  • 09 Vardy

Substitutes

  • 25 Logan
  • 23 Miquel
  • 20 Hopper
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 07 Hammond
  • 08 James
  • 15 Schlupp
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 10,003

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

3 3

Corners

3 4

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Leicester City 0.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Leicester City 0.

90:00 +3:57

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

90:00 +2:04

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Chris Brown tries a through ball, but Theo Robinson is caught offside.

86:49 Booking

Booking David Nugent (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card.

85:58

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

85:58

Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:41

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Keegan.

85:22

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

83:45

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

80:17

Offside, Leicester City. Liam Moore tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.

78:12

Attempt missed. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

75:48

Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:48

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

74:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Federico Macheda.

73:41

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:00

Foul by Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers).

71:00

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Lloyd Dyer.

68:42

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

68:42

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:18

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

67:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Marcin Wasilewski replaces Ritchie de Laet.

66:22

Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Nugent.

63:43

Attempt blocked. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rob Jones with a headed pass.

63:17

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:17

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

61:51

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

61:51

Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:10

Offside, Leicester City. Kasper Schmeichel tries a through ball, but Anthony Knockaert is caught offside.

56:21

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

55:34

Foul by Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers).

55:34

Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:36

Hand ball by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

54:15

Attempt saved. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Keegan with a cross.

53:26

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:26

Foul by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City).

45:00

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Leicester City 0.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Leicester City 0.

45:00 +0:02

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy King.

42:39

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

41:28

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

40:23

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Andy King.

36:27

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

36:27

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:34

Attempt saved. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

33:36

Offside, Leicester City. Daniel Drinkwater tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

32:59

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

32:59

David Nugent (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:20

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:20

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

31:02

Attempt missed. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

30:38

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

30:31

Attempt saved. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

27:22

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

26:53

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Liam Moore.

26:49

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:02

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

24:27

Attempt missed. Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bongani Khumalo following a set piece situation.

23:54

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:54

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

16:27 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City. Doncaster Rovers 1, Leicester City 0.

15:58

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

14:37

Attempt missed. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Theo Robinson.

6:30

Attempt missed. Liam Moore (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.

5:59

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

5:00

Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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