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Sheffield United 2-2 Bradford City

Bradford City fought back from two goals down to claim a dramatic draw at Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

Jamie Murphy gave the hosts an early lead when he met Tony McMahon's deep cross at the back post.

Harry Maguire made it 2-0 when he headed home Jose Baxter's corner.

The Bantams pulled a goal back through a deflected strike from Gary Jones before James Hanson reacted quickest to George Long's parry from a Jones free-kick to level.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Hill
  • 14McGinnSubstituted forCoadyat 88'minutes
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Doyle
  • 18PaynterSubstituted forPorterat 61'minutes
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forMillerat 80'minutes
  • 23Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 9Porter
  • 12Miller
  • 17Coady
  • 26McFadzean
  • 27Whitehouse
  • 32Kennedy

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2DarbyBooked at 77mins
  • 16McHugh
  • 8KennedySubstituted forDoyleat 72'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 22Bates
  • 11ThompsonBooked at 85mins
  • 18Jones
  • 9Hanson
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forGrayat 90'minutes
  • 7ReidSubstituted forYeatesat 32'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 10Gray
  • 12Jameson
  • 14Yeates
  • 15M Taylor
  • 19Graham
  • 24Doyle
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
18,794

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home25
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Bradford City 2.
Attempt missed. Andy Gray (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).
Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).
Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Andy Gray replaces Aaron McLean.
Foul by Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United).
Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.
Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Conor Coady replaces Stephen McGinn.
Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

Booking

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).
Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matthew Bates.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller replaces Jose Baxter because of an injury.

Booking

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).
Attempt blocked. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).
Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Nathan Doyle replaces Jason Kennedy.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jason Kennedy.
Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.
Attempt saved. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner.
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).
Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).
Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Bradford City 2. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Jones with a cross.
Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).
Aaron McLean (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Billy Paynter.
Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Bradford City 1. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 2, Bradford City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Bradford City 0.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mark Yeates.
goal

As It Stood

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2Brentford2617542156
3Wolves2615742252
4Preston261394948
5Rotherham2612861144
6Peterborough2613310842
7Walsall271197642
8Port Vale2612311-239
9Swindon2611411637
10MK Dons251069536
11Coventry2612861034
12Colchester268108134
13Bradford267127633
14Gillingham279513-1032
15Crawley24798-530
16Notts County278316-627
17Oldham267613-727
18Carlisle267613-1927
19Sheff Utd266812-926
20Shrewsbury276813-926
21Tranmere266713-1925
22Bristol City254129-324
23Crewe266614-2824
24Stevenage266416-2022
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