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Bradford City 1-1 Southend United

Anthony Wordsworth scored a second-half equaliser to earn Southend a deserved point at second-placed Bradford.

The Bantams, who lost their unbeaten record at Oxford on Saturday, went in front in the 36th minute through striker Marc McNulty - his first goal since joining on loan from Sheffield United.

McNulty raced onto a through pass from Haris Vuckic before shooting past the advancing Marc Oxley and he almost scored a second two minutes later, seeing his first shot blocked and his second deflected over the crossbar.

Josh Cullen also went close as Bradford ended the first half in charge.

However, Southend began the second half well, Nile Ranger forcing a diving save out of Colin Doyle in the 49th minute before they scored an equaliser five minutes later.

Ben Coker's left-wing cross was flicked on by former Bradford midfielder Will Atkinson and Wordsworth netted with a close-range header at the far post.

Both sides had chances to score a winner as play swung from end to end but a draw was fair result.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 87mins
  • 26Kilgallon
  • 7Marshall
  • 18McNultySubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 71'minutes
  • 4Law
  • 14CullenBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHansonat 70'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 19VuckicSubstituted forMoraisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 8Dieng
  • 9Hanson
  • 10Clarke
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 20Morais

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 85mins
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 68'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forMooneyat 81'minutes
  • 50RangerSubstituted forFortunéat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 9Mooney
  • 14Fortuné
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 22Smith
  • 33Inniss
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
16,112

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Southend United 1.

Foul by Nicky Law (Bradford City).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Nile Ranger.

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Haris Vuckic.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Mooney replaces Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Marc McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Josh Cullen.

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Booking

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1484229151428
2Bradford14671169725
3Bolton147431510525
4Sheff Utd137332114724
5Rochdale146351816221
6Port Vale146351719-221
7Peterborough145542417720
8Bury146262220220
9Wimbledon145542018220
10Bristol Rovers135532120120
11Fleetwood135441916319
12Northampton144642019118
13Oxford Utd145361516-118
14Walsall134541720-317
15Charlton133731613316
16MK Dons144461920-116
17Swindon144461517-216
18Gillingham144462026-616
19Southend144461424-1016
20Millwall134362125-415
21Oldham14365915-615
22Chesterfield133371618-212
23Coventry132651016-612
24Shrewsbury142481324-1110
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