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Bradford City 1-0 Rotherham United

Bradford's impressive start to the League One season continued as they beat Rotherham.

Romain Vincelot's first-half header settled a fiery Yorkshire derby and means the Bantams have been beaten just once in their opening eight league games.

Their goal came in the 21st minute when Vincelot was allowed the freedom of the Millers' six-yard box to head home Tony McMahon's cross.

Rotherham were showing nothing of the form that saw them hammer Walsall 5-1 in midweek, though they should have equalised five minutes later. Jon Taylor's first effort was blocked by Colin Doyle and then his second was heroically cleared off the line by Matt Kilgallon.

Bradford should have gone into half-time with a 2-0 advantage as Dominic Poleon went through on goal but Rotherham goalkeeper Marek Rodak bravely blocked.

The Millers improved after the restart and fashioned several chances to get back into the game, as Kieffer Moore's shot was saved by Doyle, while Nathaniel Knight-Percival's brilliant block denied Lee Frecklington's goal-bound shot.

It was not to be their afternoon, though, and a disappointing outing was capped off with Joe Mattock's red card deep into injury time for two bookings.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1DoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 29McMahon
  • 5KilgallonBooked at 90mins
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Chicksen
  • 4Reeves
  • 6VincelotBooked at 17mins
  • 7LawSubstituted forThompsonat 82'minutes
  • 17GillieadBooked at 42mins
  • 9Wyke
  • 11PoleonSubstituted forPatrickat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 10Taylor
  • 14McCartan
  • 18Hendrie
  • 19Jones
  • 23Raeder
  • 34Patrick

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 4Vaulks
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6WoodBooked at 29mins
  • 3MattockBooked at 90mins
  • 23R WilliamsSubstituted forNewellat 62'minutes
  • 16Potter
  • 8Frecklington
  • 17TowellSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 80'minutes
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forFordeat 72'minutes
  • 24MooreBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 5Ajayi
  • 7Forde
  • 18Purrington
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 21Yates
  • 22Newell
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
20,881

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Colin Doyle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City).

Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Adam Thompson replaces Nicky Law.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Richard Towell.

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Jon Taylor.

Foul by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Ryan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Dominic Poleon.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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