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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

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

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

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

Booking

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

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

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

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

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

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.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Donervon Daniels replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Jon Taylor.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

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

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alfie May.

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

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

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Sheaf following a fast break.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Niall Mason.

Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

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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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