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Bradford City 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons

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:

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Robinson on Bradford v MK Dons

"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

Match ends, Bradford City 2, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Andy Halliday replaces Billy Knott.

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

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Antony Kay.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

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

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Billy Clarke.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Darren Potter.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Devante Cole replaces Keith Andrews.

Booking

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

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Carl Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, MK Dons 1. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Stead.

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

Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

Booking

James Meredith (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Carl Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City27177350222858
2Swindon28176554272757
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston28148642281450
5Chesterfield2811984236642
6Bradford2811893733441
7Oldham28101083939040
8Sheff Utd2611693230239
9Rochdale261151047351238
10Peterborough28115123535038
11Fleetwood29108112829-138
12Walsall2891092929037
13Doncaster279992833-536
14Port Vale29106133642-636
15Barnsley28105133741-435
16Notts County2898113035-535
17Gillingham2998123844-635
18Scunthorpe2696113742-533
19Crewe2895142851-2332
20Coventry29710122940-1131
21Colchester2877143446-1228
22Yeovil2977152341-1828
23Crawley2969142749-2227
24Leyton Orient2768133543-826
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