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Bradford City 0-3 Preston North End

Paul Gallagher
Paul Gallagher scored his 13th goal of the season so far

Preston North End extended the gap over third-placed MK Dons to eight points after overcoming League One play-off chasers Bradford City.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men when Christopher Routis saw red for felling Joe Garner, who was through on goal.

When Preston's Jermaine Beckford was brought down, Paul Gallagher scored after Ben Williams saved his penalty.

Daniel Johnson doubled the visitors' lead before Chris Humphrey sealed it with a dipping long-range strike.

A miserable afternoon for the Bantams saw them slip to ninth place and six points off the League One play-off places, after starting the day three points off in seventh.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 12Williams
  • 2DarbyBooked at 46mins
  • 18RoutisBooked at 14mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Meredith
  • 8LiddleSubstituted forDolanat 78'minutes
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forMottley Henryat 79'minutes
  • 11Knott
  • 10Clarke
  • 16SteadSubstituted forYeatesat 65'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Yeates
  • 22Urwin
  • 29McMahon
  • 34Webb-Foster
  • 36Mottley Henry

Preston

  • 34Johnstone
  • 6Wright
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 64mins
  • 23HuntingtonSubstituted forKingat 45'minutes
  • 7HumphreyBooked at 72minsSubstituted forLittleat 85'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 24Johnson
  • 19WelshBooked at 34minsSubstituted forKilkennyat 49'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 10BeckfordBooked at 43mins
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 15Woods
  • 18Little
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King
  • 27Robinson
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
16,032

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Preston North End 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Preston North End 3.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Attempt blocked. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Andy Little (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Little (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Andy Little replaces Chris Humphrey.

Dylan Mottley Henry (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Paul Gallagher.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Preston North End 3. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Dylan Mottley Henry replaces Filipe Morais.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Dolan replaces Gary Liddle.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Jack King (Preston North End).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Jon Stead.

Booking

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City402510576354185
2Preston402311668333580
3MK Dons39219979403972
4Swindon382171065422370
5Sheff Utd4018101258451364
6Chesterfield41189146051963
7Rochdale401851766521459
8Fleetwood411611144544159
9Bradford401512135146557
10Peterborough41176184649-357
11Barnsley41168175457-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham411411165061-1153
14Gillingham411313155761-452
15Walsall401115143642-648
16Port Vale41146214959-1048
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry411114164455-1147
19Crawley411211184666-2047
20Leyton Orient401210185457-346
21Crewe41137213770-3346
22Notts County401112173952-1345
23Colchester40128205165-1444
24Yeovil4189243167-3633
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