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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Sheffield United

Jamie Murphy's long-range strike earned 10-man Sheffield United all three points against local rivals Doncaster.

Jose Baxter and Michael Doyle both went close in the first half for the Blades.

The game burst into life when United defender Paddy McCarthy was sent off for fouling James Coppinger, but Mark Howard produced a brilliant save to deny Harry Forrester from the spot.

Minutes later Murphy unleashed a stunning shot and the 10 men battled hard to take all three points home.

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Johnstone
  • 15Wakefield
  • 6McCombe
  • 22Wabara
  • 17StevensBooked at 23mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 18KeeganBooked at 18minsSubstituted forBennettat 79'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 10ForresterBooked at 89mins
  • 11MainBooked at 37minsSubstituted forMcKayat 87'minutes
  • 14TysonSubstituted forRobinsonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Robinson
  • 13Marosi
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 23Bennett
  • 24McKay
  • 32Whitehouse
  • 36McKay

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Howard
  • 2Alcock
  • 26McCarthyBooked at 62mins
  • 19McEveley
  • 3Harris
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forFlynnat 64'minutes
  • 4WallaceSubstituted forDoyleat 21'minutes
  • 10Scougall
  • 6BashamBooked at 41mins
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forMcGaheyat 88'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 7Flynn
  • 8Doyle
  • 17McGahey
  • 22Reed
  • 23De Girolamo
  • 24Turner
  • 29Adams
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
11,037

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Booking

    Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Harrison McGahey replaces Jose Baxter.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jack McKay replaces Curtis Main.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

  13. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Paul Keegan.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.