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Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United: Stats Preview

Andrew Dalton provides the stats ahead of our Capital One cup clash with Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers.

Clint Hughes

After our first win at Ipswich in 12 years, its on the road to Doncaster in the Capital One Cup second round tie.

Here are some stats:

Did you know that since the second round became just one game in 2001, Leeds have only lost twice in this round of the competition, in 2007 and 2010, against Portsmouth and Leicester respectively. From 1992- 2001 we were knocked out again twice in the second round, in 1993, 4-2 on aggregate against Division 1 side Sunderland and 1-0 on aggregate against 3rd division side Mansfield Town.

There have been a few firsts down in the years in the second round of the competition for United:

Season 2003-04: Paul Robinson's (yes) one and only goal for Leeds in the game against Swindon.
Season 2004-05: Michael Ricketts' first goal for the Whites.
Season 2006-07: Danny Rose and Jonny Howson were named on the bench for the first time in their Leeds careers.
Season 2007-08: Tomi Ameobi made his one and only start for the club in the 3-0 defeat away at Portsmouth.
Season 2008-09: Debuts for Paul Telfer and Aidan White in the 4-0 win at home to Crystal Palace.
Season 2011-12: Paul Rachubka's debut at Doncaster and the first time Lewis Turner was named on the bench for Leeds.
Season 2012-13: Debut for Jamie Ashdown and first goals in a Leeds shirt for Rudy Austin and Sam Byram.

Did you know that our last penalty at this stage of the competition came at home to Bristol City in September 1997? It was scored by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Out of interest, since 1992 we have only been awarded four penalties in this competition! Neil Kilkenny at home to Lincoln City in 2010, Ross McCormack at home to Shrewsbury last season and Luciano Becchio at home to Southampton last season.

Also our last red card at this stage at the competition came in the away tie at Bristol City, when Jimmy was shown red in our 2-1 defeat at Ashton Gate in October 97. For the record our only other red cards in this competition since 1992, were Lucas Radebe away at Leicester in December 1999, when we went out 4-2 on penalties and Glyfi Einarsson away at Blackburn in 2005.