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Bradford City 2-1 Swindon Town

Charlie Wyke scored two late goals as League One promotion contenders Bradford came from behind to snatch a win at home to relegation-threatened Swindon.

Wyke has scored six goals in 10 matches since joining Bradford on January transfer deadline day in a £250,000 deal from Carlisle.

Swindon, who have now lost four matches in a row, shook Bradford by going in front in the 74th minute. Jonathan Obika broke away down the middle before sending Nicky Ajose through on goal and he slotted the ball into the far corner of the net.

Bradford, who dominated the game and created most of the chances, equalised in the 85th minute when outstanding winger Mark Marshall crossed from the right and Wyke scored with a close-range header.

Wyke then scrambled a winner in the 90th minute. Marshall sent in a low cross from the left, as substitute Alex Jones slid in with Swindon skipper Nathan Thompson, the ball ran loose for Wyke showed good composure and quick feet before tapping in.

Wyke also went closest to scoring in the first half when he headed Marshall's cross against the post in the 14th minute.

Bradford, unbeaten in seven matches, also threatened in the 38th minute when Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux blocked defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival's header on the line from Tony McMahon's free-kick.

Vigouroux saved his side in the 51st minute when he palmed defender Rory McArdle's header away for a corner as Bradford kept up the pressure which eventually paid off.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahonBooked at 36mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3MeredithBooked at 28mins
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forDarbyat 90+2'minutes
  • 8DiengSubstituted forClarkeat 62'minutes
  • 6Vincelot
  • 14Cullen
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forJonesat 62'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 5Toner
  • 10Clarke
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 17Penney
  • 19Jones
  • 24Devine

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Thompson
  • 25ConroyBooked at 64mins
  • 29Branco
  • 21DaboBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBarryat 45'minutes
  • 23Ince
  • 7GladwinBooked at 17minsSubstituted forNorrisat 73'minutes
  • 20ColkettBooked at 90mins
  • 10Goddard
  • 19Ajose
  • 9Obika

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 5Rodgers
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Starkey
  • 27Barry
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
17,916

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home23
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Swindon Town 1.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Stephen Darby replaces Mark Marshall.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Swindon Town 1. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dion Conroy (Swindon Town).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jonathan Obika.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Charlie Colkett.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 1. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Marshall with a cross.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Alex Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dion Conroy.

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

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Swindon Town 1. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Obika.

Hand ball by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Ben Gladwin.

Attempt blocked. Alex Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Booking

Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dion Conroy (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Timothee Dieng.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Alex Jones replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd38239673433078
2Bolton37209856322469
3Fleetwood381911855361968
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3816121058471160
7Millwall36161195041959
8Bristol Rovers391512125858057
9Oxford Utd37167144942755
10Rochdale36158135551453
11Walsall391314124749-253
12Peterborough391410155454052
13Wimbledon381215114946351
14Northampton39147185763-649
15Charlton391017124946347
16MK Dons381211154849-147
17Bury39129185764-745
18Gillingham391112165167-1645
19Oldham391014152638-1244
20Shrewsbury381110174153-1243
21Port Vale361011154157-1641
22Swindon3999214059-1936
23Chesterfield3989223763-2633
24Coventry38511223059-2926
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