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Bradford City 1-3 Peterborough United

Leading scorer Jack Marriott struck twice as Peterborough condemned fifth-placed Bradford to their sixth home league defeat of the season with a 3-1 win at Valley Parade.

The visitors, who moved to within four points of their opponents with the win, were rewarded for a lively start by going in front after 14 minutes through Danny Lloyd.

The 26-year-old who raced down the left before beating Rouven Sattelmaier with an angled shot into the far corner of the net.

That came a minute Marriott almost put Posh ahead, with Sattelmaier coming quickly off his line to block the striker's shot after Michael Doughty flicked the ball into his path.

Marriott and Lloyd continued to cause problems, with the latter a constant threat. He saw an angled shot rebound off the outside of the post before laying on the visitors' second goal in the 32nd minute, crossing the ball for the unmarked Marriott to score with a diving header.

Bradford put Peterborough under strong pressure for the first 20 minutes of the second half as they sought a way back into the game, and they almost scored when Tyrell Robinson saw a goal-bound shot saved by the legs of visiting keeper Jonathan Bond.

However, Peterborough scored a third goal in the 67th minute to finish off the home side's hopes.

Posh broke quickly after clearing a Bradford corner before Marcus Maddison played the ball through for Marriott to lob his shot over the head of the advancing Sattelmaier for his 21st goal of the season in all competitions.

Paul Taylor, who joined Bradford from Peterborough in the summer, scored a consolation goal against his old club with a superb shot from the edge of the area in the 83rd minute.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 29McMahon
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDiengat 45'minutes
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 18HendrieSubstituted forMcCartanat 45'minutes
  • 17Gilliead
  • 6Vincelot
  • 7Law
  • 35Robinson
  • 10Taylor
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 4Reeves
  • 8Dieng
  • 14McCartan
  • 16Hanson
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 23Raeder
  • 34Patrick

Peterborough

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bond
  • 17PennyBooked at 54mins
  • 27Taylor
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 44mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 42Grant
  • 20Doughty
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 79'minutes
  • 8Forrester
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 35mins
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 16Morias
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 25O'Malley
  • 32Freestone
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
21,220

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home24
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilliead (Bradford City).

  7. Post update

    Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Alex Penny.

  9. Post update

    Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

    Michael Doughty (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tyrell Robinson.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

  15. Post update

    Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

  18. Post update

    Steven Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 3. Paul Taylor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan23164349123752
2Shrewsbury23146330141648
3Blackburn23145442202247
4Scunthorpe24136534201445
5Bradford2413383731642
6Peterborough2411584235738
7Portsmouth24122102927238
8Rotherham24113104133836
9Charlton2310673130136
10Oxford Utd248883635132
11Southend248792938-931
12Walsall237973031-130
13Doncaster2486102627-130
14Fleetwood2486103338-530
15Blackpool2477103034-428
16Bristol Rovers2491143341-828
17Gillingham246992326-327
18Oldham2476113846-827
19Plymouth2476112332-927
20MK Dons2468102635-926
21Wimbledon2365121829-1123
22Northampton2465131942-2323
23Rochdale2341092431-722
24Bury2345141935-1617
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