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Bradford City 2-2 Rochdale

Joe Bunney
Joe Bunney has scored four goals in 21 appearances for Rochdale this season

Two goals from striker Joe Bunney helped Rochdale earn a point at play-off chasing Bradford in League One.

Bunney gave the visitors the lead when he headed Joe Rafferty's cross beyond City keeper Ben Williams.

Tony McMahon crossed for Rory McArdle to stab in Bradford's equaliser, but Bunney restored Rochdale's lead with a shot from just outside the area.

Steven Davies headed in McMahon's corner to level the scores, while Grant Holt hit the post for the Dale late on.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought the performance was good, it was more like the way we play.

"It gives me a lot of belief looking at the last 15 games because we were excellent today.

"We scored two really good goals and for the majority of the game we defended exceptionally well.

"We created opportunities, so from the performance perspective, I'm really pleased, but I'm disappointed with the result."

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahonBooked at 69mins
  • 4Evans
  • 11KnottSubstituted forMarshallat 83'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forClarkeat 65'minutes
  • 9HansonSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 10Clarke
  • 12Cullen
  • 15Leigh
  • 24Davies
  • 30Cracknell

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5EasthamBooked at 17mins
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 25Rose
  • 8Lund
  • 24Allen
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forHoltat 73'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forSyersat 79'minutes
  • 39BunneySubstituted forBennettat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 18Holt
  • 23Collis
  • 28Camps
  • 29Syers
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
17,936

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Rochdale 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Joe Bunney.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

  5. Post update

    Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Grant Holt (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Billy Knott.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. David Syers replaces Ian Henderson.

  16. Post update

    James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  20. Post update

    Lee Evans (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.