League One
BradfordBradford City2MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons1
Bradford City
Bradford are sixth in League One after their win over MK Dons

Bradford climbed into the League One play-off places and denied MK Dons the chance to go top thanks to a controversial winner at Valley Parade.

Spurs-bound Dons midfielder Dele Alli put the visitors ahead with a close-range shot that went through the legs of Jordan Pickford in the City goal.

Billy Clarke equalised when he beat the offside trap and finished confidently.

Bantams striker James Hanson then netted the winner, after Jon Stead appeared to handle in the build-up.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We weren't good enough, we can't deny that.

"They have better players to play on that kind of surface and we couldn't match them.

"We looked shaky at the back, we didn't defend well as a team."

On the suspected handball in the build-up to Bradford's second goal: "If I moan about it I get told I'm moaning and making excuses. But the referee has to be better."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 3MeredithBooked at 66mins
  • 11KnottSubstituted forHallidayat 88'minutes
  • 8Liddle
  • 10ClarkeBooked at 72minsSubstituted forYeatesat 79'minutes
  • 20MoraisBooked at 37mins
  • 9Hanson
  • 16Stead

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Yeates
  • 15Mackenzie
  • 18Routis
  • 25Halliday

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Hodson
  • 12Spence
  • 6KayBooked at 35mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 7GreenSubstituted forPowellat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21AndrewsSubstituted forColeat 73'minutes
  • 8PotterBooked at 81mins
  • 13BakerBooked at 37mins
  • 14Alli
  • 23Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forGriggat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Grigg
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 17Powell
  • 18Baldock
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 22Carruthers
  • 28Cole
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
11,948

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, MK Dons 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

  6. Booking

    Daniel Powell (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Jon Stead (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Andy Halliday replaces Billy Knott.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Antony Kay.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

  15. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

    Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).