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Bradford City 1-1 Wigan Athletic

Bradford City came from behind to seal a point against Wigan Athletic, who extended their unbeaten run in League One to eight matches.

Early on, Ben Williams saved Michael Jacobs' shot before Chris McCann cleared James Hanson's headed effort.

The Latics took the lead after the break when Yanic Wildschut crossed to Jacobs, who scored from long range.

But Bradford struck back and levelled 10 minutes later when Hanson nodded home Tony McMahon's corner.

The result meant Wigan moved up to fifth in the League One table, while Bradford's three-game winning run in the league came to an end.

Meanwhile, Bantams manager Phil Parkinson revealed agreements have been reached to extend the loan spells of Kyel Reid and Reece Burke,

Preston winger Reid will remain with the club until January, while West Ham defender Burke has extended his stay until the end of November.

Wigan boss Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought we were great.

"It's a difficult place to come to get a point after the week we've had in terms of travelling to Peterborough and getting back late, before coming away from home again, where our form at the start of the season wasn't great. We've put an unbeaten run together so it's a point gained.

"I think a draw is a fair result, you know when you come here you're going to have to defend set pieces, we defended 99% of them really well and got done by one late on. We stood up to a lot of what Bradford threw at us and you always expected a difficult game here.

"Michael Jacobs was excellent, he's showed many times this year the ability he's got. He's improving all the time and starting to add goals to his game."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2DarbyBooked at 26mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahonBooked at 79mins
  • 11KnottBooked at 45mins
  • 4EvansSubstituted forLiddleat 87'minutes
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 76'minutes
  • 44ColeBooked at 67minsSubstituted forJamesat 90+4'minutes
  • 9HansonBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Liddle
  • 15Leigh
  • 22Jones
  • 28Mottley Henry
  • 33James

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 7McCann
  • 20Morgan
  • 25Barnett
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forLoveat 51'minutes
  • 6PowerBooked at 5mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 4Perkins
  • 2James
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forDaviesat 68'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forHoltat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 8Cowie
  • 10Davies
  • 18Chow
  • 26Love
  • 28Pearce
  • 42Holt
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
19,171

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home15
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

  4. Post update

    Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Devante Cole.

  8. Post update

    Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Reece Burke (Bradford City).

  11. Post update

    Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Gary Liddle replaces Lee Evans.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Donald Love (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Williams.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Reece James.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reece James (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1594229151431
2Walsall1585225121329
3Burton159241513229
4Coventry1474322121025
5Wigan156632518724
6Sheff Utd157352621524
7Bury156632421324
8Southend156451516-122
9Peterborough156363024621
10Millwall146352223-121
11Rochdale155551816220
12Scunthorpe156271918120
13Chesterfield156272123-220
14Bradford145541618-220
15Colchester155552532-720
16Shrewsbury155281921-217
17Port Vale154561618-217
18Oldham1521031722-516
19Blackpool144461218-616
20Fleetwood154381923-415
21Barnsley144281621-514
22Doncaster143561120-914
23Swindon153482026-613
24Crewe152491324-1110
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