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Bradford City 1-2 Swindon Town

Jon Obika
Jonathan Obika joined Swindon from Tottenham on deadline day

Deadline day signing Jonathan Obika scored twice on his debut as Swindon Town condemned Bradford City to their third home league defeat in a row.

After Alan Sheehan's early missed penalty, City led when Louis Thompson slid in to prevent Mark Yeates' left-wing cross reaching Jason Kennedy, only to divert the ball into his own net.

But Obika levelled with a close-range header before firing in from 10 yards.

City defender Sheehan was then sent off late on for a second yellow card,

That completed a bad day for Sheehan, whose spot-kick was saved by Wes Foderingham after the Swindon keeper had tripped Billy Clarke to concede the penalty in the third minute.

After Thompson's 10th-minute own goal, Swindon equalised on 23 minutes when Bradley Smith's corner was headed back across goal by Michael Smith for Obika to net with a close-range header.

Obika then added his second after the Bradford defence had failed to clear Nathan Byrne's corner.

Swindon Town goalkeeper Wes Foderingham told BBC Wiltshire:

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Foderingham on Bradford v Swindon

"He got the penalty wrong. It was a good challenge and I got the ball. When he watches it back I'm sure he'll agree.

"When you come to Bradford, it's always going to be a difficult game. But we stood up to the challenge of them putting the ball forward.

"They tried to press and I was a little surprised as I thought they'd press more in the second half. It turned into a bit of a fight but we defended magnificently."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City7520124817
2Peterborough7511126616
3MK Dons6411148613
4Chesterfield6411105513
5Coventry733197212
6Swindon6321106411
7Fleetwood732264211
8Bradford7313109110
9Sheff Utd631265110
10Preston62319639
11Oldham72327709
12Crawley7304410-69
13Barnsley6222121118
14Notts County62226518
15Gillingham7223911-28
16Yeovil7223811-38
17Rochdale721411927
18Walsall71426607
19Doncaster621369-37
20Leyton Orient613256-16
21Colchester7124710-35
22Port Vale7124812-45
23Scunthorpe7115517-124
24Crewe6105614-83
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