Recap: Doncaster Rovers 0 Sheffield United 4: Heavy defeat in final home friendly

Doncaster Rovers fell to a heavy defeat in their final home friendly as Championship side Sheffield United showed a ruthless streak in front of goal.

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 9:05 pm
Keepmoat Stadium

Recap the events of the game on the blog service.

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LIVE: Doncaster Rovers 0 Sheffield United 4

Last updated: Wednesday, 28 July, 2021, 20:52

GOALS: Burke (23), Mousset (35, 45+4), Freeman (82)

Rovers: Jones (Trialist 74); Knoyle (Seaman 75), Williams, Anderson, Rowe; Smith, Reed, Gardner (Fryers 46); Onen (Harrison 7, Williams 62), Bogle (Cukur 46), Hiwula (Barlow 46). Subs: Bottomley, Statham, Horton, Hasani.

United: Ramsdale (Foderingham 46); Baldock (Gordon 68), Egan (Lowe 68), Robinson (Lopata 68), Osborn (Brunt 68); Fleck (Jebbison 68), Norwood (Freeman 68), Berge (Basham 46); Burke, Mousset (Brewster 46), McGoldrick.

And it finishes 4-0 to the visitors.

The trialist keeper goes acrobatic to keep out a long range piledriver from Regan Slater with one hand

Luke Freeman heads in from close range for United.

Zak Brunt cut out a crossfield ball from Louis Reed to Zeki Fryers and surged forward before clipping a ball into the box which Freeman headed home.

The trialist goalkeeper replaces Louis Jones.

Not 100 per cent sure whether he can be named at this point.

Charlie Seaman has replaced Kyle Knoyle also.

Cameron John replaces Ro-Shaun Williams

65 Better from Rovers

A couple of decent attacks from Rovers with good quick play as players link up.

First, one-touch passing put Ed Williams in space on the edge of the area but his ball through to Tiago Cukur was a little too heavy.

Shortly after, Matt Smith intercepted a ball 20 yards out, turned and lashed a shot which Wes Foderingham held well.

Shayon Harrison is replaced by Ed Williams

Jack Robinson powered a header onto the bar from a corner for Sheffield United

46 Substitutions for Rovers

Tiago Cukur and Aidan Barlow on on for Rovers in place of Jordy Hiwula and Dan Gardner.

Also entering the fray is another trialist, Zeki Fryers, who replaces Dan Gardner.

Fryers has gone in at left back with Tommy Rowe pushing into midfield.

Fryers played under Wellens at Swindon Town and previously was on the books of Barnsley, Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Man Utd.

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