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Oxford United 2-2 Bradford City

Romain Vincelot's last-gasp header snatched a point for Bradford in a thrilling draw at Oxford.

The Bantams defender struck in the fourth minute of stoppage time with less than 30 seconds to go.

Oxford had trailed at half-time to a fine strike from Omari Patrick. The winger, recalled to the side, curled a shot from 22 yards into the top corner.

That goal came against the run of play after Oxford had dominated, with Rob Hall involved in most of their attacks.

Patrick also shot against the bar from 12 yards in the second half before Oxford drew level through Wes Thomas on 74 minutes, the striker following up to score after keeper Colin Doyle parried Gino Van Kessel's shot.

With three minutes left, on a break from a Bradford corner, Us midfielder Joe Rothwell broke clear on the left edge of the box and fired a low shot across Doyle and into the far corner.

That looked set to be the winning goal but Vincelot had other ideas.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 30Mousinho
  • 4Williamson
  • 5Nelson
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 7Hall
  • 18RothwellBooked at 49minsSubstituted forRuffelsat 88'minutes
  • 8Ledson
  • 17HenrySubstituted forvan Kesselat 61'minutes
  • 10PayneSubstituted forMowattat 67'minutes
  • 9Thomas

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 27Mowatt
  • 35Carroll
  • 39van Kessel

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5KilgallonSubstituted forTaylorat 90'minutes
  • 15Field
  • 4Reeves
  • 6Vincelot
  • 17Gilliead
  • 7Law
  • 34PatrickSubstituted forMcCartanat 79'minutes
  • 9WykeSubstituted forPoleonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 18Hendrie
  • 19Jones
  • 23Raeder
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
6,658

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Bradford City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Bradford City 2. Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Paul Taylor replaces Matthew Kilgallon.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Joe Rothwell.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Bradford City 1. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gino van Kessel.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Rothwell.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Omari Patrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Dominic Poleon replaces Charlie Wyke.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Bradford City 1. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Mowatt replaces Jack Payne.

Mike Williamson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Foul by Gino van Kessel (Oxford United).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Gino van Kessel replaces James Henry.

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

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

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

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omari Patrick (Bradford City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Bradford City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oxford United 0, Bradford City 1.

Foul by Joe Rothwell (Oxford United).

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

Ricardinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury7610104619
2Peterborough7511157816
3Charlton75021310315
4Bradford7421149514
5Blackpool7421117414
6Wigan6411113813
7Fleetwood6411117413
8Oxford Utd7331125712
9Rotherham7403159612
10Blackburn6402116512
11Scunthorpe733183512
12Bristol Rovers73041215-39
13Portsmouth722379-28
14Walsall72231014-48
15MK Dons721449-57
16Doncaster713379-26
17Northampton6204611-56
18Rochdale7133510-56
19Southend7133713-66
20Wimbledon712448-45
21Oldham71151016-64
22Bury7115814-64
23Plymouth7115613-74
24Gillingham7034511-63
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