The FA Cup - Third Round - Replay
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Bradford City 4-0 Millwall

By Gary RoseBBC Sport
  • Millwall have defender sent off after six minutes
  • Bradford score three goals in the first half
  • League One side face Chelsea in fourth round
  • Lions had just one shot on target

League One Bradford City secured an FA Cup fourth-round trip to Chelsea after a convincing win over 10-man Millwall.

City, League Cup finalists in 2013, dominated their Championship visitors, scoring three first-half goals after defender Mark Beevers was sent off.

James Hanson headed in the opener before Jon Stead poked in and Andy Halliday tapped home before half-time.

Millwall rarely threatened, with Martyn Woolford shooting wide before Billy Knott lashed in a fourth.

It is the first time in 15 years Bradford have reached the FA Cup fourth round, while defeat for Millwall continued their torrid run of form in recent weeks.

The Championship strugglers, 22nd in their division, arrived at Bradford looking for only their second win in 13 games and they got off to the worst possible start by having a man sent off and conceding a goal in the opening 10 minutes.

The Lions struggled on a muddy pitch from the outset and when a ball over the top bounced awkwardly for the defence, Hanson's attempt to run through on goal was ended when Beevers pulled back the Bradford striker and the Millwall defender was subsequently shown a red card.

Moments later, Bradford capitalised on a Millwall defence still trying to organise itself by taking the lead. Halliday's corner was flicked on by Rory McArdle and Hanson was left unmarked to power in a header at the far post.

The early goal mirrored the start of the first game between the two sides, when Bradford also grabbed an early lead, but on that occasion Millwall fought back to force the replay.

This time, Millwall's defence quickly conceded a second as a set piece again proved their undoing when Filipe Morais's free-kick was headed down by Andrew Davies for Stead to sweep home.

The away side's frustrations bubbled over soon after as a foul by Millwall skipper Alan Dunne prompted a melee between both sets of players that also resulted in Bradford manager Phil Parkinson and his assistant Steve Parkin being sent to the stands for their reaction to the initial challenge.

But, even without the presence of their manager on the touchline, Bradford continued to dominate a sorry Millwall side, who did not muster a shot on goal until the 85th minute.

The hosts added a third through Halliday's close-range finish before the break before Knott capitalised on poor defending to seal victory in the second half.

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson:

"There was a big prize at stake, to get the club into the fourth round for the first time in 15 years, so the tie at Stamford Bridge, we wanted to achieve that and we focused on the factors that would help us.

"I said to the lads at half-time I had to apologise for that [being sent to the stands] because I had to ask them to keep their cool and stay on the pitch.

"But I'm glad it didn't ruin a great night. The lads didn't need us on the touchline anyway. It was nice and quiet for us in the stands."

Bradford City
Millwall had defender Mark Beevers sent off early on
Bradford City
Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson and his assistant were sent to the stands for their reaction to a foul midway through the first half
Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway's Millwall have lost five of their last six games
Bradford City
Bradford City's win means they are into the FA Cup fourth round for the first time in 15 years

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 12Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 5DaviesBooked at 10mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 20Morais
  • 8Liddle
  • 25HallidayBooked at 21mins
  • 11KnottBooked at 28minsSubstituted forYeatesat 73'minutes
  • 9HansonSubstituted forRoutisat 80'minutes
  • 16SteadSubstituted forZokoat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Yeates
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Routis
  • 22Urwin
  • 34Webb-Foster

Millwall

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1FordeBooked at 28mins
  • 2DunneBooked at 28mins
  • 3Shittu
  • 16BeeversBooked at 6mins
  • 7MartinSubstituted forGueyeat 62'minutes
  • 26AbdouBooked at 70mins
  • 30ChaplowBooked at 17mins
  • 15UpsonSubstituted forWebsterat 45'minutes
  • 14Briggs
  • 9Gregory
  • 19FullerSubstituted forWoolfordat 23'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Woolford
  • 17Webster
  • 18Gueye
  • 23Powell
  • 27McDonald
  • 35Nelson
  • 41King
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
11,859

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 4, Millwall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 4, Millwall 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

  4. Post update

    Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Halliday (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andy Halliday (Bradford City).

  15. Post update

    Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Christopher Routis replaces James Hanson.

  18. Post update

    Mark Yeates (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Francois Zoko (Bradford City).