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Bradford City 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Gary Liddle
Gary Liddle's goal for Bradford was his first for more than a year

Bradford extended their unbeaten run to seven games as they moved up to seventh in League One with victory against bottom-of-the-table Crewe Alexandra.

Gary Liddle put the Bantams ahead with a downward header just inside the near post in first-half stoppage time.

Billy Clarke grabbed number two, winning a chase for the ball inside the visitors' penalty area before beating Ben Garratt with an angled shot.

Bradn Inman came closest to scoring for Crewe with a shot that hit the bar.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 5Clarke
  • 23McArdle
  • 15Leigh
  • 29McMahon
  • 11KnottSubstituted forRoutisat 88'minutes
  • 8Liddle
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 80'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forColeat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 18Routis
  • 28Mottley Henry
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James
  • 35Mellor
  • 44Cole

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 3GuthrieSubstituted forKingsleyat 69'minutes
  • 16KingSubstituted forWintleat 79'minutes
  • 18BinghamSubstituted forAtkinsonat 69'minutes
  • 20Jones
  • 10Inman
  • 27Colclough
  • 14Saunders

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 17Kingsley
  • 19Baillie
  • 21Wintle
  • 23Ng
  • 30Nizic
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
17,546

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Christopher Routis (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Christopher Routis replaces Billy Knott.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Devante Cole replaces Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Wintle replaces Adam King.

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Stephen Kingsley replaces Jon Guthrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Billy Bingham.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Bradford City).

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham17104334191534
2Coventry17104332181434
3Walsall1695228141432
4Burton1610241613332
5Wigan1786328181030
6Bury177642927227
7Bradford177641918127
8Sheff Utd177462824425
9Millwall167452423125
10Peterborough177373428624
11Southend176651920-124
12Scunthorpe177282220223
13Port Vale176562019123
14Chesterfield177282325-223
15Rochdale175662020021
16Doncaster175571522-720
17Colchester175572637-1120
18Oldham1731041924-519
19Shrewsbury165291923-417
20Swindon174492228-616
21Blackpool174491525-1016
22Fleetwood1743102026-615
23Barnsley1742112029-914
24Crewe1734101426-1213
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