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Bradford City 2-0 Burton Albion

Kyel Reid
Bradford City midfielder Kyel Reid has scored four goals this season

Bradford closed in on the League One play-off places thanks to victory against top-of-the-table Burton Albion.

Kyel Reid put the Bantams in front after 13 minutes when he latched on to a pass from Billy Clarke and fired an angled shot into the far corner.

Bradford doubled their lead when keeper Jon McLaughlin parried Clarke's shot to Reece Burke, who slotted home.

Tony McMahon had a 79th-minute penalty saved by Burton's McLaughlin when Shane Cansdell-Sherriff handled in the area.

Burton, who remain four points clear of second-placed Wigan Athletic at the top of League One, came close to finding a consolation when John Mousinho volleyed Calum Butcher's header off target.

The result means Bradford move level on points with sixth-placed Barnsley and lie outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Cliough told BBC Radio Derby:

"I thought the 20 minute-spell after they scored the first goal was the crucial part.

"After that I thought we came back in to it well by the end of the first half and the second half was pretty even.

"The first goal is always crucial and we've given it away again. It was incredibly disappointing from our point of view. We've done it too many times lately."

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 16Burke
  • 5Clarke
  • 3MeredithBooked at 83mins
  • 12Cullen
  • 4Evans
  • 29McMahon
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 89'minutes
  • 10Clarke
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 15Leigh
  • 18Routis
  • 30Cracknell
  • 39Thomas

Burton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 26mins
  • 4MousinhoSubstituted forFlanaganat 81'minutes
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCroryBooked at 16mins
  • 8WeirSubstituted forChoudhuryat 54'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 12Butcher
  • 15Naylor
  • 21Duffy
  • 9BeavonBooked at 73minsSubstituted forBennettat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 7Reilly
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
  • 34Choudhury
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
17,500

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

  4. Post update

    Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by James Meredith.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ben Williams.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Clarke (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Reece Burke.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

  18. Post update

    Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces John Mousinho.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35215944301468
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Bradford351510104136555
8Coventry3514101157401752
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Scunthorpe35148134040050
12Sheff Utd351310124947249
13Swindon34146145351248
14Rochdale35139134546-148
15Bury35139134555-1048
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Shrewsbury35127164252-1043
18Chesterfield35125184654-841
19Fleetwood341010144243-140
20Doncaster35910163647-1137
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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