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Bradford City 0-0 Charlton Athletic

New manager Karl Robinson saw Charlton earn a goalless draw at fourth-placed Bradford in an exciting game of many chances and several narrow escapes at both ends of the pitch.

The result preserved Bradford's unbeaten home record but they had to settle for a point against a Charlton team who played the four minutes of stoppage time with 10 men after defender Patrick Bauer was sent off for a second yellow card.

In the first meeting of the clubs since they were both in the Premier League 15 years ago, Charlton gave the Bradford a defence a torrid time in the first half, hitting the post, seeing a shot cleared off the line and having a penalty appeal turned down.

The penalty appeal came in the ninth minute as Bradford defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival wrestled for the ball with the visitors' dangerous Northern Ireland international striker Josh Magennis.

Three minutes later Magennis saw his angled shot hit the far post and rebound to safety after running on to a pass from strike partner Nicky Ajose, while he also had a shot cleared off the line by Bradford right-back Stephen Darby after taking a pass from Lee Novak.

Bradford's best first-half chance was in the 37th minute when Nicky Law supplied a through pass for Jordy Hiwula, but goalkeeper Dillon Phillips came quickly off his line to block the shot.

The home side had the better of the second half with Hiwula again having their best chance. Mark Marshall played him through on goal in the 59th minute, but he was again denied by Phillips.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 3Meredith
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 76mins
  • 6Vincelot
  • 2Darby
  • 4Law
  • 8Dieng
  • 14Cullen
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forMoraisat 89'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forMcNultyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 19Vuckic
  • 20Morais
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 29McMahon

Charlton

  • 13Phillips
  • 3Chicksen
  • 5BauerBooked at 90mins
  • 16PearceSubstituted forTeixeiraat 4'minutes
  • 15KonsaBooked at 61mins
  • 10AjoseSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 8Crofts
  • 14BotakaSubstituted forHanlanat 90'minutes
  • 9MagennisBooked at 24mins
  • 30Novak

Substitutes

  • 2Foley
  • 4Jackson
  • 6Johnson
  • 27Mitov
  • 28Hanlan
  • 31Umerah
  • 50Teixeira
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
17,968

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) for a bad foul.

Marc McNulty (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Brandon Hanlan replaces Jordan Botaka.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dillon Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Mark Marshall because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Nicky Ajose.

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Law (Bradford City).

Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe21135343202344
2Sheff Utd21125438221641
3Bolton20124424121240
4Bradford219932718936
5Rochdale2110383027333
6Peterborough2095633231032
7Fleetwood219573327632
8Southend218762928131
9Bristol Rovers218673337-430
10Wimbledon217863025529
11Charlton2061042619728
12Millwall208483232028
13Northampton217683130127
14Oxford Utd217682525027
15Port Vale217682632-627
16Gillingham207582932-326
17Walsall216872430-626
18MK Dons216692630-424
19Swindon2165102132-1123
20Bury2162133042-1220
21Coventry2147101828-1019
22Oldham203981222-1018
23Chesterfield2153132639-1318
24Shrewsbury2146112034-1418
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