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Peterborough United 0-1 Bradford City

It was an afternoon of firsts as Bradford triumphed 1-0 at Peterborough.

Jordy Hiwula fired in his first Bantams goal, and their first of the season, to secure the opening victory of manager Stuart McCall's second spell in charge.

It arrived after just 12 minutes as the frontman, on a season-long loan from Huddersfield, met captain Tony McMahon's cross from the right with a cushioned header.

And that effort was enough to ensure Grant McCann tasted defeat as Posh manager for the first time in his seventh game at the helm after a couple of caretaker spells during last season.

His side created little of note until Marcus Maddison was denied by a fine Colin Doyle save with five minutes to go.

Paul Taylor had earlier tested the visiting goalkeeper while Tom Nichols steered a header wide.

In fact Bradford should have won more emphatically as Josh Cullen missed a glorious chance to mark the start of his second loan spell with a goal early in the second half.

He side-footed wide from 10 yards after McMahon had once more unlocked the home defence.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 20White
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 63mins
  • 4Bostwick
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 11Maddison
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forChettleat 58'minutes
  • 8ForresterSubstituted forAndersonat 80'minutes
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forCoulthirstat 74'minutes
  • 21Nichols
  • 10Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 3Hughes
  • 14Tyler
  • 15Anderson
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 22Nabi
  • 23Chettle

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahonBooked at 35mins
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3MeredithBooked at 90mins
  • 4Law
  • 14Cullen
  • 24Devine
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forAndersonat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forClarkeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Clarke
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 16Anderson
  • 25Webb-Foster
  • 31Boateng
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,906

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Bradford City 1.

Booking

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Paul Anderson (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Anderson (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Paul Anderson replaces Mark Marshall.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jermaine Anderson replaces Chris Forrester.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Peterborough United).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Chettle (Peterborough United).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Gwion Edwards.

Attempt saved. Daniel Devine (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Foul by Callum Chettle (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt blocked. Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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