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Bradford City 4-3 Rochdale

Left-back Tyrell Robinson scored a 78th-minute winner as Bradford ended their run of three consecutive home league defeats by beating Rochdale.

The 20-year-old former Arsenal trainee raced on to striker Charlie Wyke's through pass before taking the ball round goalkeeper Josh Lillis three minutes after Rochdale had equalised at 3-3.

Matthew Kilgallon opened the scoring for the Bantams in the eighth minute when Tony McMahon's free-kick was headed into his path by defender Nat Knight-Percival and he fired into the corner.

Rochdale had the chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty after a foul on Oliver Rathbone, but Ian Henderson's spot-kick was saved by Rouven Sattelmaier.

A dramatic end to the first half saw four goals scored in six minutes after Wyke increased Bradford's lead with a looping header off the underside of the crossbar from McMahon's free-kick.

Henderson pulled a goal back for Rochdale straight from the restart when Callum Camps' shot was deflected into his path, leaving him with only Sattelmaier to beat.

Dominic Poleon restored Bradford's two-goal advantage again straight from the restart as he turned Alex Gilliead's right wing cross in at the near post, but Rochdale scored again in stoppage time, Henderson adding his second with a close-range shot after Calvin Andrew headed the ball into his path.

Former Bradford striker Steve Davies equalised with a low shot in the 75th minute less than two minutes after coming on as substitute, but Robinson had the last word.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 29McMahon
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 35RobinsonSubstituted forHansonat 87'minutes
  • 17Gilliead
  • 6VincelotBooked at 82mins
  • 7LawSubstituted forThompsonat 77'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 11PoleonSubstituted forHendrieat 67'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 14McCartan
  • 16Hanson
  • 18Hendrie
  • 23Raeder
  • 27Gibson
  • 34Patrick

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 29Daniels
  • 4McNultySubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes
  • 6McGahey
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forCannonat 59'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 14RathboneBooked at 88mins
  • 40Henderson
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 16DoneSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 7Slew
  • 11Williams
  • 17Inman
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 27Cannon
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
19,621

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home11
Away8
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 4, Rochdale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 4, Rochdale 3.

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

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Paul Taylor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Booking

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hendrie (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jacob Hanson replaces Tyrell Robinson because of an injury.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 4, Rochdale 3. Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Wyke.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Adam Thompson replaces Nicky Law.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 3, Rochdale 3. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Matt Done.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Paul Taylor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luke Hendrie replaces Dominic Poleon.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

goal

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