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Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Peterborough United

Doncaster ended Peterborough's seven-game unbeaten run with victory at the Keepmoat Stadium.

First-half goals from James Coppinger and Kieran Sadlier put Doncaster in the driving seat on the return of former boss Darren Ferguson and his Posh side.

Doncaster enjoyed better of the attacking play in the opening period, though endured a nervy moment when Ivan Toney raced clear to loop a header over Seny Dieng from a Marcus Maddison cross, only to see the ball ricochet off the crossbar.

Doncaster took a deserved lead on the half hour when Coppinger darted onto a Sadlier cross to turn a header beyond keeper Christy Pym.

And the advantage was doubled after 39 minutes, with Sadlier controlling a loose ball before rifling a low effort into the far corner.

Toney looked to have pulled a goal back for Peterborough in the final minute after heading in a Maddison cross, but it was ruled out for offside.

Ben Whiteman struck the post in stoppage time but Doncaster were assured of the points by then.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6Sheaf
  • 7SadlierSubstituted forMayat 81'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forDanielsat 87'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forGomesat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31EnnisBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 12Gomes
  • 19May
  • 20Blaney
  • 21Longbottom
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 33Daniels

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 24MasonSubstituted forKanuat 69'minutes
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3ButlerSubstituted forThompsonat 45'minutes
  • 14Reed
  • 8Knight
  • 23WardSubstituted forDembéléat 45'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 7Eisa
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 10Dembélé
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Bennett
  • 20Tasdemir
  • 25O'Malley
  • 27Kanu
  • 32Burrows
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
8,940

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home23
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Peterborough United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Peterborough United 0.

  3. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Frankie Kent.

  4. Booking

    Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  6. Post update

    Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Niall Ennis following a fast break.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison tries a through ball, but Ivan Toney is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Idris Kanu.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Donervon Daniels replaces James Coppinger.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Jon Taylor.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alfie May.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Idris Kanu.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Kieran Sadlier because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich96301641221
2Coventry9540159619
3Wycombe105411510519
4Fleetwood95221713417
5Sunderland94411411316
6Blackpool104421412216
7Doncaster8431117415
8Bristol Rovers104331312115
9Peterborough942320101014
10Lincoln City104151415-113
11Shrewsbury9342910-113
12Oxford Utd103341915412
13Rotherham8332128412
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons94051113-212
16Gillingham92431410410
17Rochdale92431014-410
18Tranmere92341416-29
19Accrington91441117-67
20Portsmouth7133910-16
21Southend91171124-134
22Wimbledon10037918-93
23Bolton8035224-22-9
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