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Southend United 1-2 Bradford City

Southend suffered their first home defeat of the season after a late Charlie Wyke penalty gave Bradford victory at Roots Hall.

Wyke thundered home the stoppage-time spot-kick after Shrimpers midfielder Ryan Leonard had been shown a second yellow card for bringing down Nicky Law.

Southend boss Phil Brown was also sent to the stands for protesting against a free-kick in the build-up to the penalty during a dramatic conclusion to the game, after Stephen McLaughlin had cancelled out Dominic Poleon's first-half opener.

Bradford took the lead in the ninth minute when Poleon, who started his career in the youth system with the Shrimpers, converted a right-wing cross from Law.

Southend equalised in the 75th minute after substitute Jermaine McGlashan delivered a deep right-wing cross, which McLaughlin headed home from inside the six-yard box at the far post.

However, the Bantams hit back to secure their eighth away league victory of the season with Wyke's penalty in the first minute of stoppage-time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 6Turner
  • 3Coker
  • 44WrightBooked at 41mins
  • 18LeonardBooked at 89mins
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 69'minutes
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 50RangerBooked at 47minsSubstituted forBaat 86'minutes
  • 4WordsworthSubstituted forFortunéat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Fortuné
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 16Yearwood
  • 17McGlashan
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 29Wabo

Bradford

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 29McMahonBooked at 90mins
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 55minsSubstituted forThompsonat 59'minutes
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 35Robinson
  • 17Gilliead
  • 6Vincelot
  • 7Law
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forReevesat 45'minutes
  • 11PoleonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMcCartanat 77'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 4Reeves
  • 8Dieng
  • 14McCartan
  • 18Hendrie
  • 23Raeder
  • 34Patrick
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
6,097

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Bradford City 2.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

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

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Shay McCartan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Bradford City 2. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ryan Leonard (Southend United) for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Ryan Leonard (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bradford City. Nicky Law draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

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

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Amadou Ba replaces Nile Ranger.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nile Ranger.

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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

Foul by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Dominic Poleon.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Bradford City 1. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nile Ranger.

Booking

Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Josh Wright (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Michael Timlin.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Alex Gilliead.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Charlie Wyke.

Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Oxford Utd228773527831
9Rotherham2293103632430
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Fleetwood217682932-327
14Blackpool227692730-327
15Oldham227693640-427
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17MK Dons226882532-726
18Doncaster2266102227-524
19Gillingham225892025-523
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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