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Bradford City 2-0 Burton Albion

Kyel Reid
Bradford City midfielder Kyel Reid has scored four goals this season

Bradford closed in on the League One play-off places thanks to victory against top-of-the-table Burton Albion.

Kyel Reid put the Bantams in front after 13 minutes when he latched on to a pass from Billy Clarke and fired an angled shot into the far corner.

Bradford doubled their lead when keeper Jon McLaughlin parried Clarke's shot to Reece Burke, who slotted home.

Tony McMahon had a 79th-minute penalty saved by Burton's McLaughlin when Shane Cansdell-Sherriff handled in the area.

Burton, who remain four points clear of second-placed Wigan Athletic at the top of League One, came close to finding a consolation when John Mousinho volleyed Calum Butcher's header off target.

The result means Bradford move level on points with sixth-placed Barnsley and lie outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Cliough told BBC Radio Derby:

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Nigel Clough on Burton Albion's defeat at Bradford

"I thought the 20 minute-spell after they scored the first goal was the crucial part.

"After that I thought we came back in to it well by the end of the first half and the second half was pretty even.

"The first goal is always crucial and we've given it away again. It was incredibly disappointing from our point of view. We've done it too many times lately."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 16Burke
  • 5Clarke
  • 3MeredithBooked at 83mins
  • 12Cullen
  • 4Evans
  • 29McMahon
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 89'minutes
  • 10Clarke
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 15Leigh
  • 18Routis
  • 30Cracknell
  • 39Thomas

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 26mins
  • 4MousinhoSubstituted forFlanaganat 81'minutes
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCroryBooked at 16mins
  • 8WeirSubstituted forChoudhuryat 54'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 12Butcher
  • 15Naylor
  • 21Duffy
  • 9BeavonBooked at 73minsSubstituted forBennettat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 7Reilly
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
  • 34Choudhury
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
17,500

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Burton Albion 0.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

Attempt missed. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by James Meredith.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Bradford City).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Reece Burke.

Booking

James Meredith (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces John Mousinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Stuart Beavon.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Penalty saved! Tony McMahon (Bradford City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by John Mousinho (Burton Albion) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Jamie Proctor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bradford City).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35215944301468
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Bradford351510104136555
8Coventry3514101157401752
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Scunthorpe35148134040050
12Sheff Utd351310124947249
13Swindon34146145351248
14Rochdale35139134546-148
15Bury35139134555-1048
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Shrewsbury35127164252-1043
18Chesterfield35125184654-841
19Fleetwood341010144243-140
20Doncaster35910163647-1137
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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