Andy Carroll was the hero as he netted the crucial goal at Keepmoat Stadium to keep Newcastle United five points clear of their nearest Championship rivals. The young St James’ Park forward had attracted a great many headlines earlier in the day in relation to his falling out with Steven Taylor an incident that left the centre back in hospital.
The win ended Doncaster’s six game unbeaten run but it took Chris Hughton’s side nearly an hour to take the lead and Rovers could have rightfully been disappointed to come away with nothing from this encounter.
The Toon Army have now lost just once in their last 24 league matches and look very well placed to secure an immediate return to the top flight. Apologies for the quality of this video, when we locate better quality coverage of the match it will be placed right here.