EFL Cup - First Round
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York City win 4-2 on penalties

York City 2-2 Bradford City (York win 4-2 on pens)

Josh Carson
Josh Carson joined York from Ipswich in September 2013, having initially signed for the club on loan

Josh Carson hit a penalty shootout winner to take York City through to the second round of the League Cup at the expense of Bradford City.

The Bantams led through a Christopher Routis volley, but York levelled when Luke Summerfield scored from the spot.

Alan Sheehan missed a 70th-minute penalty for Bradford, who then trailed to a brilliant James Berrett free-kick.

James Hanson's low drive made it 2-2 in injury-time but, after extra-time, Carson's penalty won it for York.

The Minstermen's Keith Lowe, Berrett and Reece Thompson also converted, while home keeper Scott Flinders saved from Routis and Tony McMahon.

Hanson and Josh Morris did net for the visitors, but their hopes were ended by Carson's composure.

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"It was a game that had everything. Emotional highs and lows.

"They equalised 15 seconds before the end and then we showed bravery.

"We held firm and it's nice to win a penalty shootout.

"It's even more important because it gets us into the next round. It generates a little bit of cash for the football club and hopefully gets us a big tie."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 15Lowe
  • 16Winfield
  • 38Zubar
  • 2McCoy
  • 8SummerfieldBooked at 18minsSubstituted forCarsonat 98'minutes
  • 10PennBooked at 39mins
  • 4Berrett
  • 27Tutonda
  • 22Thompson
  • 9OliverSubstituted forHydeat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McCombe
  • 6Nolan
  • 11Carson
  • 13Straker
  • 19Hyde
  • 24Ingham
  • 26Godfrey

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 29McMahon
  • 23McArdleBooked at 84mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Sheehan
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forMorrisat 61'minutes
  • 8LiddleBooked at 63mins
  • 18Routis
  • 7Marshall
  • 24DaviesSubstituted forHansonat 80'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forClarkeat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hanson
  • 10Clarke
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 15Leigh
  • 28Mottley Henry
  • 30Cracknell
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
4,201

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 2(4), Bradford City 2(2).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, York City 2(4), Bradford City 2(2).

  3. Goal!

    Goal! York City 2(4), Bradford City 2(2). Josh Carson (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! York City 2(3), Bradford City 2(2). James Hanson (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! York City 2(3), Bradford City 2(1). Reece Thompson (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty saved! Christopher Routis (Bradford City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top right corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! York City 2(2), Bradford City 2(1). James Berrett (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! York City 2(1), Bradford City 2(1). Josh Morris (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Penalty saved! Jake Hyde (York City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Penalty saved! Tony McMahon (Bradford City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! York City 2(1), Bradford City 2. Keith Lowe (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  12. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins York City 2, Bradford City 2.

  13. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, York City 2, Bradford City 2.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Russell Penn (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    James Berrett (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.