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Bradford City 3-1 Leyton Orient

Jon Stead
Jon Stead scored and set up a goal in Bradford's first home win in four matches

Bradford ended a run of three home matches without a win with a deserved victory over 10-man Leyton Orient.

Billy Knott gave the Bantams a first-half lead with a placed shot into an empty net from Jon Stead's ball across.

Substitute David Mooney's calm finish pulled Orient level, but they had striker Chris Dagnall sent off for a foul on Knott.

Bradford quickly took advantage, Billy Clarke firing in to restore their lead and Stead adding a third soon after.

Leyton Orient manager Mauro Milanese told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a tough game at the beginning. It was difficult to play against such a solid, tough team because they play very direct.

"You could see it was definitely a yellow card in my opinion it was never ever a red.

"The important thing was the game and to get the result. We stayed in the game but this decision made it difficult."

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 2DarbyBooked at 56mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Davies
  • 3Meredith
  • 25HallidaySubstituted forZokoat 80'minutes
  • 8LiddleBooked at 45mins
  • 11Knott
  • 14Yeates
  • 10Clarke
  • 16SteadSubstituted forHansonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 9Hanson
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Routis
  • 36Mottley Henry

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Legzdins
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15Clarke
  • 32DossenaBooked at 29mins
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forMcAnuffat 45'minutes
  • 17Wright
  • 26Price
  • 7Cox
  • 30PlasmatiSubstituted forMooneyat 65'minutes
  • 23DagnallBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 6Baudry
  • 10Mooney
  • 11McAnuff
  • 14Batt
  • 16Lee
  • 21Grainger
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
12,489

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 3, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 3, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adam Legzdins.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

  6. Post update

    Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Jon Stead.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

  9. Post update

    Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Francois Zoko (Bradford City).

  11. Post update

    Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrea Dossena.

  14. Post update

    Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 3, Leyton Orient 1. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Francois Zoko replaces Andy Halliday.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 2, Leyton Orient 1. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Meredith.

  20. Dismissal

    Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) is shown the red card for a bad foul.