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All You Need to Know: Doncaster in the FA Cup

16 February 2019

Crystal Palace prepare to face Doncaster Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup this Sunday, and we've got all of the information you'll want to know ahead of the clash below.

The match will kick-off at 16.00 at the Keepmoat Stadium. It will be shown live on BBC One from 15.40.

The two sides haven't faced one another before in the FA Cup, and the last time they competed was in 2012, a 1-1 draw in the Championship.

Should this fixture finish as a draw after 90 minutes, a 30-minute spell of extra time will be played before penalties decide the result if it still remains level.

The Eagles dispatched Grimsby Town and Tottenham Hotspur to reach this stage of the Cup whereas Doncaster have had to face a longer run, defeating Chorley after a replay, Charlton Athletic, Preston North End and Oldham Athletic.

The Rovers have never made it beyond this stage of the FA Cup, last reaching round five in the 1955-56 season.

In the league, however, their form is better and they currently sit sixth in League One, having won two and drawn two from their last five fixtures. Most notably, the Rovers took three points from Rochdale with a 5-0 victory on New Year's Day.

The quarter-finals will be held on the weekend of Saturday, March 16, when, if Palace progress, there will be a chance to face south London rivals Millwall, Brighton and Hove Albion or League Two side Newport County amongst other clubs.

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