‘Imagine being in the stands for that- Plenty of Doncaster Rovers fans comment after Coppinger beauty
It was a match-up between two sides gunning for promotion today at Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium.
Both sides have had impressive starts to the season and are knocking on the door of the top-two in the Sky Bet League One table.
It was a topsy-turvy game that ended even.
Doncaster Rovers snatch Hull City victory away at the death
It was the visiting Tigers who clawed their way to a quick two-goal lead thanks to a quick-fire brace from Donny old-boy Mallik Wilks (19’/24′).
Reece James (33′) pulled one back for the home side with his fifth goal of the season. However, moments later Jacob Greaves (38′) restored City’s two-goal advantage.
The second half of the game belonged to the home side with Omar Bogle’s penalty (68′) bringing Rovers closer.
Yet, the winner was struck deep into injury-time by 40-year-old veteran James Coppinger who had come on as an 84th-minute sub. His aim was perfect and there was nothing Matt Ingram could do to prevent Coppinger’s 102nd-minute equaliser.
Coppinger’s late, late show snatches draw for Doncaster Rovers
Of course, any late winner is going to be seized upon by fans and celebrated to the nth degree. That is celebration amplified if he’s a long-standing favourite at the club.
Here’s how jubliant Doncaster Rovers fans reacted after Coppinger’s late, late equaliser:
— Liam Otley (@LiamOtley) February 20, 2021
Imagine being in stands for that today #drfc
— Adam Cox (@adamcox_96) February 20, 2021
40 YEARS OLD
And he can still do this in stoppage time to rescue his side a point.
— joenewitt (@joe_newitt) February 20, 2021
JC26. That is the tweet #DRFC
— Ben Salter (@Ben_Salt3r) February 20, 2021
38 years old and I’ve had to turn off the laptop so I don’t impulse buy a gold football shirt.
Not even had a drink.#DRFC
— popularSTAND fanzine (@vivarovers) February 20, 2021
— Claire H (@ClaireHowle) February 20, 2021
Still absolutely buzzing after that game! Imagine if fans had been in Keepmoat to see that!😍 #DRFC
— Dani✨ (@Danielle_drfc) February 20, 2021
— Anthony (@AnthonyOgden98) February 20, 2021
It's a James Coppinger world and we're all living in it! 🇦🇹 #drfc
— Josh (@JoshuaArnold96) February 20, 2021
— heather (@heatherrking) February 20, 2021
He’s a modern Stanley Matthews.
Go out gracefully.