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Oxford United 1-0 Bradford City

Bradford lost their record as the country's only unbeaten side in all competitions after going down to a very late goal at Oxford.

Chris Maguire struck a brilliant free-kick from 23 yards in stoppage time to give the U's victory.

The Bantams, who had been undefeated in their first 15 games of the campaign, stay second in League One but they will be cursing Billy Clarke's penalty miss in the 21st minute.

Charlie Raglan tripped Timothee Dieng to concede the spot-kick, but Clarke smashed the penalty against the crossbar.

Before that, Maguire twice went close for the U's, with City keeper Colin Doyle pushing aside his 15-yard volley, and later saving the striker's header.

Bradford then began to control possession and Jordy Hiwula should have done better than sky a volley from 10 yards out.

Simon Eastwood saved at the feet of Clarke as the visitors continued to create opportunities.

Hiwula missed badly from four yards out in the second half before Oxford began to look dangerous.

Ryan Taylor had an effort saved and Chey Dunkley saw his header from a corner blocked on the goal line.

Just as the game entered second-half stoppage time, the referee penalised Romain Vincelot for pulling John Lundstram's shirt, and Maguire curled in the free-kick for his seventh goal of the season.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 25Raglan
  • 14Ruffels
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHemmingsat 66'minutes
  • 18Rothwell
  • 4Lundstram
  • 10Maguire
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forJohnsonat 39'minutes
  • 20TaylorBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 5Nelson
  • 7Crowley
  • 13Buchel
  • 15Hemmings
  • 21Roberts
  • 22Long
  • 28Johnson

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6VincelotBooked at 90mins
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3MeredithSubstituted forKilgallonat 48'minutes
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forMoraisat 62'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 14Cullen
  • 4LawBooked at 28mins
  • 10Clarke
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forMcNultyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 19Vuckic
  • 20Morais
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
8,245

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Bradford City 0.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Bradford City 0. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nicky Law.

Foul by Joe Rothwell (Oxford United).

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

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Attempt blocked. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Joe Rothwell (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kane Hemmings replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Marc McNulty replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Mark Marshall.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Kilgallon replaces James Meredith because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1384129131628
2Bradford13661158724
3Bolton136431310322
4Rochdale136341813521
5Sheff Utd126331814421
6Bury136252118320
7Port Vale136251618-220
8Bristol Rovers125431817119
9Northampton134632016418
10Oxford Utd135351414018
11Peterborough134542117417
12Wimbledon134541817117
13Fleetwood124441816216
14Walsall124441619-316
15Charlton123631512315
16MK Dons134361617-115
17Millwall124352123-215
18Gillingham134361925-615
19Southend134361323-1015
20Swindon133461217-513
21Chesterfield123361617-112
22Oldham13265715-812
23Shrewsbury132471321-810
24Coventry12165815-79
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