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Bradford City 3-2 Oxford United

Bradford City bounced back from two successive defeats with a home win over Oxford United.

Charlie Wyke gave the Bantams an excellent start with a goal in the second minute following a corner on the right by Paul Taylor. Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood saved but could not hold Shay McCartan's goal-bound header and Wyke hammered the loose ball into the net from 10 yards.

Bradford dominated the rest of the first half and only Eastwood prevented the home side from taking a handsome half-time lead as he saved from Taylor, Wyke, Tyrell Robinson and defender Matt Kilgallon.

Oxford's best first-half chance came just before the interval when former Bradford loan striker Wes Thomas found himself unmarked in the box but goalkeeper Rouven Sattelmaier came quickly off his line to block his shot.

The visitors equalised in the 50th minute, Canice Carroll scoring with a header from Ricardinho's corner but Bradford quickly got back on top with two goals in five minutes.

Northern Ireland international McCartan restored their lead with a superb 25-yard shot into the left corner after 55 minutes and Tim Dieng added a third four minutes later.

Good build-up ended with Robinson crossing for the midfielder to score with a close-range header.

Oxford pulled a goal back in the 75th minute when Jon Obika scored with a shot from six yards after James Henry picked him out with a cross from the left to set up a tense finish.

The shine was taken off Bradford's victory by the sending off of leading-scorer Wyke in stoppage time for a nasty foul on Carroll.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18Hendrie
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 35Robinson
  • 8Dieng
  • 7Law
  • 6Vincelot
  • 14McCartanSubstituted forGillieadat 72'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forPatrickat 78'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 15Field
  • 16Hanson
  • 17Gilliead
  • 23Raeder
  • 27Gibson
  • 34Patrick

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 35CarrollBooked at 19mins
  • 30MousinhoBooked at 90mins
  • 6Martin
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 39van KesselSubstituted forPayneat 74'minutes
  • 8Ledson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forHenryat 10'minutes
  • 20Obika
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forMehmetiat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tiendalli
  • 4Williamson
  • 10Payne
  • 13Shearer
  • 17Henry
  • 27Mowatt
  • 28Mehmeti
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
19,691

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home30
Away16
Shots on Target
Home13
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 3, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 3, Oxford United 2.

Booking

John Mousinho (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Hendrie (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Agon Mehmeti (Oxford United).

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) is shown the red card.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ricardinho.

Attempt saved. Omari Patrick (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt blocked. Omari Patrick (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Paul Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 3, Oxford United 2. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jack Payne replaces Gino van Kessel.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Agon Mehmeti replaces Wes Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Alex Gilliead replaces Shay McCartan.

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

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Gino van Kessel (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tyrell Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 3, Oxford United 1. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tyrell Robinson with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Oxford United 1. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by John Mousinho.

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury24156332151751
3Blackburn24146444222248
4Scunthorpe25137536221446
5Bradford2514384033745
6Portsmouth25132103228441
7Rotherham25123104334939
8Peterborough2511594236638
9Charlton2410773130137
10Doncaster2596102827133
11Fleetwood2596103538-333
12Oxford Utd258893838032
13Southend2587103040-1031
14Walsall247983133-230
15Blackpool2578103236-429
16Bristol Rovers2592143442-829
17MK Dons2578102735-829
18Gillingham2561092528-328
19Oldham2577113947-828
20Plymouth2577112534-928
21Wimbledon2466122031-1124
22Northampton2565142045-2523
23Rochdale24410102433-922
24Bury2445151937-1817
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