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Bradford City 3-1 Coventry City

Mark Marshall
Mark Marshall's goal gave Bradford a 2-1 lead against Coventry

Three goals in nine dramatic second-half minutes enabled Bradford to maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 home win against Coventry.

The visitors deservedly went in ahead in the 13th minute with their first goal of the season through 19-year -old striker Daniel Agyei, who has joined on loan from Burnley.

Agyei intercepted Danny Devine's pass before racing into the penalty area and clipping the ball over the advancing Colin Doyle.

Coventry were good value for their half-time lead but Bradford came back into the game after 66 minutes when Coventry defender Jordan Turnbull, making his debut after joining from Southampton, pulled down Billy Clarke as he burst into the area and was sent off.

Bradford skipper Tony McMahon equalised from the spot and three minutes later they went in front with a superb low 25-yard shot into the corner of the net from winger Mark Marshall.

McMahon then put the result beyond doubt with his second penalty after Josh Cullen was brought down by Vladimir Gadzhev in the 75th minute.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahonSubstituted forMoraisat 89'minutes
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 6Vincelot
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Marshall
  • 24DevineSubstituted forDiengat 81'minutes
  • 14Cullen
  • 4Law
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forWebb-Fosterat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 8Dieng
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 16Anderson
  • 17Rabiega
  • 20Morais
  • 25Webb-Foster

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 2Willis
  • 18RickettsSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes
  • 4TurnbullBooked at 66mins
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 31Stevenson
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 12McCann
  • 15Page
  • 9AgyeiSubstituted forTudgayat 61'minutes
  • 11ReidSubstituted forHarriesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 20Tudgay
  • 24Haynes
  • 25Finch
  • 27Thomas
  • 29Harries
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
17,595

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 3, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 3, Coventry City 1.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Reece Webb-Foster replaces Billy Clarke.

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Tony McMahon because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Chris McCann (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

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

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Daniel Devine.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Lewis Page (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 3, Coventry City 1. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Bradford City. Josh Cullen draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Vladimir Gadzhev (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. George Thomas replaces Sam Ricketts.

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

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Coventry City 1. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tony McMahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Cian Harries replaces Kyel Reid.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Coventry City 1. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) is shown the red card.

Penalty Bradford City. Billy Clarke draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Kyel Reid (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Daniel Agyei.

Delay in match Kyel Reid (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dion Kelly-Evans.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton440073412
2Scunthorpe4310124810
3Bradford431062410
4Chesterfield42117437
5Charlton42116427
6Port Vale42113127
7MK Dons42115417
8Millwall42118807
9Swindon42114407
10Gillingham421168-27
11Peterborough42029636
12Fleetwood41216515
13Oldham412113-25
14Bury41123304
15Northampton40402204
16Southend411256-14
17Walsall411245-14
18Bristol Rovers411257-24
19Oxford Utd411246-24
20Shrewsbury411225-34
21Coventry402214-32
22Rochdale401336-31
23Wimbledon401337-41
24Sheff Utd401327-51
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