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Chesterfield 0-1 Bradford City

Billy Clarke's spectacular second-half goal was enough for Bradford to claim victory over 10-man Chesterfield.

Jon Stead headed over from six yards for the Bantams, before Chesterfield's Armand Gnanduillet wasted a chance.

The Spireites were reduced to 10 men in the 48th minute when Sam Morsy was dismissed after he appeared to catch Andy Halliday with his arm.

Bradford took advantage when Clarke marked his 27th birthday with a superb strike from just outside the box.

Jay O'Shea was denied by Bradford keeper Jordan Pickford as the visitors held on for three points, but they remained 10th in the table, a point outside the play-off places, with Chesterfield slipping to 13th.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2DarikwaSubstituted forBocoat 83'minutes
  • 16Raglan
  • 29Margreitter
  • 12Clucas
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGardnerat 84'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 5MorsyBooked at 48mins
  • 11RobertsBooked at 86minsSubstituted forAriyibiat 88'minutes
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 7Gardner
  • 15Humphreys
  • 18Boco
  • 23Evatt
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 31Wright

Bradford

  • 1PickfordBooked at 90mins
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 5DaviesBooked at 74mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 20Morais
  • 8Liddle
  • 25HallidayBooked at 52minsSubstituted forKnottat 62'minutes
  • 14Yeates
  • 16SteadSubstituted forHansonat 84'minutes
  • 10ClarkeBooked at 80minsSubstituted forZokoat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Knott
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Routis
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
6,809

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Bradford City 1.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Romuald Boco.

Booking

Jordan Pickford (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Romuald Boco (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Francois Zoko replaces Billy Clarke.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Gary Roberts.

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Booking

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Jon Stead.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jay O'Shea.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Romuald Boco replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

Attempt blocked. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Booking

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by James Meredith.

Hand ball by Jon Stead (Bradford City).

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jon Stead (Bradford City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Andy Halliday.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by James Meredith.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 0, Bradford City 1. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Booking

Andy Halliday (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

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8Oldham207942824430
9Peterborough209382825330
10Bradford208572725229
11Fleetwood207582019126
12Walsall206861817126
13Chesterfield206772627-125
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17Doncaster196582027-723
18Gillingham205782228-622
19Scunthorpe196492534-922
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21Yeovil2055101830-1220
22Leyton Orient204792531-619
23Colchester2045112538-1317
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