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PrestonPreston North End2BradfordBradford City2

Preston North End 2-2 Bradford City

Preston and Bradford stayed in the play-off hunt in League One after an entertaining draw.

Bradford opened the scoring in the the fifth minute when Raffaele De Vita crossed for James Hanson to nod home.

Preston were lucky not to go 2-0 down when Declan Rudd fumbled Kyel Reid's drive onto his post before Tom Clarke headed in the Lilywhites' equaliser.

Bailey Wright rose highest to put North End ahead but Rory McArdle scored the game's fourth headed goal to level.

Another Hanson header was then disallowed as the visitors pushed for a winner, but Preston held on for a deserved point.

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Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was a really good game with two teams going head-to-head. There was plenty of tempo and tackles, and it was a very quick game where both teams had opportunities to win it.

"Over the course of the game, it was probably a fair result for both teams.

"It's a hard-fought point because Bradford are a good team. We got off to a poor start but we showed a lot of character to get something out of the game."

Line-ups

Preston

Formation 3-4-3

  • 23Rudd
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forBuchananat 90+2'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 6WrightBooked at 30mins
  • 4Huntington
  • 5Clarke
  • 2Keane
  • 19WelshBooked at 25mins
  • 9Davies
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forHolmesat 76'minutes
  • 10BeavonSubstituted forHumeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Byrom
  • 14Garner
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21Mousinho
  • 27Hume

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 18Jones
  • 22Bates
  • 23McArdle
  • 20De VitaSubstituted forKennedyat 77'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forFolanat 79'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 7Reid

Substitutes

  • 8Kennedy
  • 12Ripley
  • 14Yeates
  • 15Taylor
  • 16McHugh
  • 17Connell
  • 19Folan
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
11,485

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 2, Bradford City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Bradford City 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) header from very close range is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. David Buchanan replaces Chris Humphrey.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

  9. Post update

    James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Iain Hume replaces Stuart Beavon.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

  16. Post update

    Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient13102132112132
2Peterborough1310212481632
3Wolves129212371629
4Preston136522115623
5Bradford1364323121122
6Walsall136431713422
7Brentford136341817121
8Swindon136252316720
9Rotherham135531919020
10MK Dons135442117419
11Crawley125431817119
12Port Vale135261718-117
13Carlisle124351120-915
14Coventry137333022814
15Shrewsbury132741315-213
16Colchester132741218-613
17Gillingham133371622-612
18Crewe133371128-1712
19Oldham123271418-411
20Stevenage133281321-811
21Sheff Utd132381020-109
22Tranmere132381126-159
23Notts County122191423-97
24Bristol City120661624-86
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