League One
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Bradford City 1-1 Port Vale

Chris Lines
Port Vale remain in the bottom four despite the draw against Bradford

Mark Yeates' superb first-half free-kick ended Bradford's run of three successive home defeats with a 1-1 draw against League One rivals Port Vale.

The visitors took an early lead when Chris Lines scored from the spot after Vale were awarded a controversial penalty for a Rory McArdle handball.

Yeates levelled before the break with a 25-yard free-kick.

Gary Liddle went close for the hosts, firing wide from 25 yards, while Vale's Chris Birchall hit the woodwork.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 18RoutisBooked at 38mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 23McArdle
  • 17Kennedy
  • 11KnottSubstituted forMoraisat 64'minutes
  • 14Yeates
  • 8Liddle
  • 7McLeanSubstituted forMcBurnieat 70'minutes
  • 10ClarkeBooked at 83minsSubstituted forBennettat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 6Sheehan
  • 12Williams
  • 19McBurnie
  • 20Morais
  • 24Heaton
  • 28Bennett

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 5McGivern
  • 6DuffyBooked at 45mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 10LinesBooked at 90mins
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forBirchallat 60'minutes
  • 20Marshall
  • 15O'Connor
  • 11PopeBooked at 80mins
  • 25SlewSubstituted forWilliamsonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 19Moore
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
12,703

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Port Vale 1.

Booking

Chris Lines (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mason Bennett replaces Billy Clarke.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Oliver McBurnie.

Booking

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Routis (Bradford City).

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Christopher Routis (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Oliver McBurnie (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Aaron McLean.

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Jordan Slew.

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Billy Knott because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Louis Dodds.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Gary Liddle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Foul by Christopher Routis (Bradford City).

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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