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Burton Albion 3-1 Bradford City

Tom Naylor
Tom Naylor scored his fourth league goal of the season against Bradford City

Burton Albion comfortably beat Bradford City to extend their lead at the top of League One.

The Brewers opened the scoring through former Bradford loanee Mason Bennett's deflected shot from 12 yards before James Hanson shot wide for the Bantams.

Burton took control as Tom Naylor turned in Damien McCrory's cross to double the lead before Mark Duffy headed in from close range.

Rory McArdle's headed consolation goal reduced the deficit in added time.

Burton's win extended their lead at the top of League One to four points after Walsall lost 3-0 at home to Millwall.

Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"We were extremely relieved when the second goal went in because Bradford came out in the second half an put us under an immense amount of pressure.

"There was nothing we could do about it, it was just them playing very well.

"It was a case of hanging on in there and taking the chance when you get one the other end."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 8Weir
  • 15Naylor
  • 33BennettSubstituted forButcherat 68'minutes
  • 21DuffySubstituted forReillyat 81'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forFlanaganat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 12Butcher
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Bywater

Bradford

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Clarke
  • 15LeighSubstituted forMeredithat 81'minutes
  • 18RoutisSubstituted forMarshallat 45'minutes
  • 29McMahonBooked at 37mins
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 9Hanson
  • 19ProctorSubstituted forThomasat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Meredith
  • 7Marshall
  • 16Burke
  • 17Reid
  • 24Davies
  • 30Cracknell
  • 39Thomas
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,796

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 3, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 3, Bradford City 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 3, Bradford City 1. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tony McMahon with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces Stuart Beavon.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

  9. Post update

    Josh Morris (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Clarke (Bradford City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. James Meredith replaces Greg Leigh.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Mark Duffy.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 3, Bradford City 0. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 2, Bradford City 0. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Damien McCrory.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29193740241660
2Walsall29168547301756
3Wigan301510550292155
4Gillingham30167755361955
5Coventry29139748321648
6Millwall29145104738947
7Southend2913884135647
8Peterborough291351154411344
9Port Vale30127113435-143
10Sheff Utd2911994541442
11Bradford2811892932-341
12Barnsley28123134542339
13Scunthorpe28115123337-438
14Rochdale28107113739-237
15Bury27107103640-437
16Doncaster2999113539-436
17Swindon30106144247-536
18Blackpool2996142835-733
19Chesterfield2993173849-1130
20Shrewsbury2985163449-1529
21Fleetwood2777133437-328
22Crewe2968153050-2026
23Oldham27412112740-1324
24Colchester2957173668-3222
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