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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Bradford City

Bradford's pursuit of automatic promotion to the Championship stuttered with a draw at Charlton.

City slipped to fifth in League One after Timothee Dieng's header secured a point when Jorge Teixiera had given the hosts the lead, but fell further behind the top three after Sheffield United, Fleetwood and Bolton each won.

Bradford captain Romain Vincelot had shot just wide of the left post from 25 yards in only the third minute, and they again went close when Tony McMahon tested goalkeeper Declan Rudd with a 35-yard free-kick and when Nathanial Knight-Percival sent a close-range header just over the crossbar.

The flat hosts had offered little in response, but in the 35th minute they took the lead.

From a central free-kick, Ricky Holmes crossed towards Patrick Bauer, who headed towards Teixiera from where the defender controlled possession before classily finishing into the top-right corner beyond Colin Doyle.

It took only eight minutes for Bradford to score their equaliser as Mark Marshall's powerful shot from the edge of the area was spilt straight to Dieng by Rudd, and from close range in front of a near-open goal he headed into the bottom-right corner.

The hosts responded with greater intensity during the second half, creating enough chances to secure victory and Tony Watt had already forced a save from Doyle when they went close through both Fredrik Ulvestad and Johnnie Jackson, but the goal they required remained beyond their reach.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 4Jackson
  • 5Bauer
  • 50Teixeira
  • 2PageSubstituted forDasilvaat 71'minutes
  • 11HolmesBooked at 21minsSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 90+1'minutes
  • 8CroftsSubstituted forKonsaat 72'minutes
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 3Chicksen
  • 30Novak
  • 7Watt

Substitutes

  • 13Phillips
  • 14Botaka
  • 15Konsa
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 28Hanlan
  • 36Dasilva

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 3MeredithBooked at 56mins
  • 6VincelotBooked at 87mins
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 80mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 29McMahonBooked at 62mins
  • 14Cullen
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Dieng
  • 9Wyke
  • 10B ClarkeSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 5Toner
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 17Penney
  • 24Devine
  • 32Hudson
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
9,326

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Jay Dasilva (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jake Forster-Caskey replaces Ricky Holmes.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Hand ball by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

Booking

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

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Billy Clarke.

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

Attempt blocked. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ezri Konsa Ngoyo replaces Andrew Crofts.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jay Dasilva replaces Lewis Page because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Foul by Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd37229671422975
2Fleetwood371910855361967
3Bolton36199854312366
4Scunthorpe3818101065442164
5Bradford381518550351563
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend3715121055451057
8Bristol Rovers381412125657-154
9Walsall381314114546-153
10Oxford Utd36157144741652
11Peterborough38149155353051
12Wimbledon371214114946350
13Rochdale35148135150150
14Northampton38147175661-549
15Charlton381017114844447
16Gillingham381112155063-1345
17MK Dons371111154749-244
18Bury38128185764-744
19Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
20Oldham381013152537-1243
21Port Vale35911153956-1738
22Swindon3899203957-1836
23Chesterfield3889213661-2533
24Coventry37511213058-2826
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