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Live on Sky Sports: Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United

13 August 2015

The Capital One Cup Round 1 action will conclude with the Yorkshire derby between Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United, with Sky Sports screening the tie live.

Sky Sports will be broadcasting from the Keepmoat Stadium on Thursday 13th August, with their coverage of the match starting at 7:30pm.

In what is sure to be a lively contest between two local rivals, the match will also be followed by the Round 2 draw.

League Cup history

Leeds have lifted the League Cup once before, having triumphed in the competition in 1968.

Back then, the Whites were managed by Don Revie, and their team contained players such as Norman Hunter, Peter Lorimer and Billy Bremner, who still remain legendary figures at the club today.

Doncaster are yet to lift the trophy, but they did enjoy a memorable League Cup in the 2005/06 season. Rovers made it all the way to the quarter-finals that year, where they would eventually be defeated by Arsenal on penalty kicks.

How’s the season started?

Doncaster kicked their season off with a 1-1 draw against Bury, with the match finishing in bizarre circumstances.

The game had looked to be heading towards a scoreless stalemate, but in the 93rd minute Harry Forrester shanked a volley into the back of the net, when he was supposed to be returning the ball to Bury.

The Shakers protested and, ultimately, Doncaster allowed their visitors to walk the ball into their goal – with Leon Clarke tapping in an equaliser.

Similarly, Leeds also played out a 1-1 result, which featured plenty of drama, on the first day of The Football League season.

Uwe Rosler’s men took on Burnley at Elland Road and looked to be heading towards victory when Mirko Antenucci scored a stunner in the closing stages of the match. However, Burnley struck back almost immediately through Sam Vokes and managed to grab a share of the spoils.

Summer changes

Leeds decided to change their head coach over the summer, with Neil Redfearn departing and Rosler coming in.

The German has set out a plan to get the club promoted within two years, and he has already made plenty of alterations to his team.

The likes of Chris Wood and Stuart Dallas have arrived, while Sol Bamba has penned a permanent deal and taken on the captaincy, after impressing on loan last term.

Doncaster, meanwhile, have been busy themselves. A number of new faces have been welcomed to the Keepmoat, with Paul Dickov adding the likes of Andy Williams and Gary MacKenzie to his team.

Head-to-head

Leeds and Doncaster have met 25 times over the course of history, with the Whites generally having the upper hand in the contest.

Leeds have won 13 of the previous clashes between the pair, with Doncaster only able to celebrate victory five times – there have also been seven draws.

The most recent clash between the two sides came in the Sky Bet Championship in 2014, with Doncaster claiming the three points in a 2-1 triumph.

Don’t miss it!

We’ll be providing live match updates from all of the Round 1 games in the Capital One Cup on Twitter, via @CapitalOne_Cup.

Channel 5 is the new home for competition highlights, Capital One Cup Tonight, with an hour-long programme being broadcast at 11pm on Wednesday 12th August. 

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 1 highlights on Channel 5



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