DONCASTER ROVERS: Rovers edge thrilling cup tie

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DAVID Syers struck a last-gasp winner as Doncaster Rovers came from two goals down to defeat 10-man Hull City 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The Tigers, who needed penalties to squeeze past Rotherham United in the first round, broke the deadlock after 32 seconds through Aaron McLean, who slotted from 10 yards.

The visitors stretched their advantage in the 10th minute when Jay Simpson fired home from close range.

But Rovers reduced their arrears on the half hour mark as David Syers claimed his first goal for the club.

Giant centre-back Rob Jones levelled things up in the 57th minute before Tigers substitute Paul McKenna was given his marching orders.

Syers completed the turn-around in stoppage time as Rovers booked their place in the third round of the Capital One Cup for the first time since 2006,

Rovers: G Woods; Quinn, McCombe, Jones, McCombe, Spurr; Coppinger, Keegan, Syers, Harper, Husband; Blake Substitutes: Sullivan, Paynter, Cotterill, Meade, Middleton, Mullen, Binns.

Hull City: Amos; Dudgeon, Chester, Faye, Dawson; Evans, Olofinjana, Cairey, Stewart; McLean, Simpson. Substitutes: Oxley, McKenna, Cooper, Devitt, Aluko, Bruce, Proschwitz.

Referee: Steve Rushton (Staffs)

Attendance: 4,703

Read tomorrow’s Star for Steve Hossack’s match report and analysis.