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Doncaster 1 Leeds 3

MATT SMITH inched above Doncaster defender Rob Jones in a crucial battle of the giants last night.

Smith - the 6ft 6in Leeds striker - beat 6ft 7in Jones in an aerial battle to set up a 41st-minute opener for Scott Wootton.

The big targetman then headed Brian McDermott's side in front on 77 minutes, after Elland Road old boy Billy Paynter had levelled from David Cotterill's cross 15 minutes earlier.

And Rovers were finally finished off in the 80th minute when Ross McCormack scored from the spot after a foul by Reece Wabara.

Wootton's goal was the perfect way for him to mark his debut following a PS1million move from Manchester United.

The defender wondered how Leeds' fans would react to a player signed from their great rivals.

But he became an instant hero with his close-range header in the first half.

And Smith, whose career blossomed under Rovers boss Paul Dickov at Oldham in last year's FA Cup run, should also have scored on the hour, but poked wide.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 28, 2013
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