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Bradford City 2-2 Bury

George Miller scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as bottom club Bury claimed a draw against 10-man Bradford City, who halted a run of six consecutive defeats in all competitions.

The home side, who this week sacked manager Stuart McCall, thought they had won the match when Northern Ireland international Shay McCartan put them in front for the second time after 89 minutes.

Former left-back Greg Leigh failed to cut out a long pass from substitute defender Nat Knight-Percival and McCartan took the ball around goalkeeper Connor Ripley before slotting it into the empty net.

However, Bury cut short their celebrations by equalising in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Harry Bunn headed the ball back into a crowded goalmouth for Miller to score with a close-range header.

Bradford had the best chance of a goalless first half in the 41st minute when Tim Dieng sent Dominica Poleon clear on goal, but Ripley came quickly off his line to block the shot.

Bradford pressurised the visitors' defence at the start of the second half and - after Tony McMahon saw his 20-yard free-kick clip the crossbar - they were rewarded with a goal after 57 minutes.

Alex Gilliead cut in from the right and his angled shot was turned into the net from close range by Dieng.

However, Bury equalised four minutes later after the the home defence failed to clear Bunn's right-wing corner.

Former Bradford striker James Hanson - on loan from Sheffield United - started on the bench for the Shakers and saw his header cleared off the line by Gilliead, but Nathan Cameron reacted quickly to score from the rebound.

Bradford were reduced to 10 men after 79 minutes when Matt Kilgallon was sent off for a second bookable offence after tripping Miller on the edge of the penalty area, the start of a thrilling end to the match.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahonBooked at 9mins
  • 2McGowan
  • 5KilgallonBooked at 79mins
  • 3Chicksen
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 82'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 6Vincelot
  • 35RobinsonSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 90mins
  • 11PoleonBooked at 19minsSubstituted forMcCartanat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 14McCartan
  • 15Warnock
  • 18Guy
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 23Raeder
  • 27Gibson

Bury

  • 12Ripley
  • 14Edwards
  • 36ClarkeBooked at 86minsSubstituted forMaguireat 90+4'minutes
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Leigh
  • 18Laurent
  • 31DannsSubstituted forTutteat 90+3'minutes
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forHansonat 59'minutes
  • 33Bunn
  • 10MayorBooked at 36mins
  • 19Miller

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Tutte
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Maguire
  • 8Dawson
  • 24Styles
  • 32Hanson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
19,476

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBury
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home11
Away26
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Bury 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Bury 2. George Miller (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Maguire replaces Peter Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Neil Danns.

Booking

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Greg Leigh (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Shay McCartan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Bury 1. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Peter Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).

Attempt blocked. Philip Edwards (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Alex Gilliead.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Philip Edwards (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Dominic Poleon.

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Bury).

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City).

Harry Bunn (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan29196456164063
2Shrewsbury30187540231761
3Blackburn31179556312560
4Scunthorpe32159846341254
5Rotherham311651052371553
6Bradford32154134749-249
7Charlton3013894037347
8Portsmouth31144133836246
9Peterborough30128104739844
10Plymouth32128123740-344
11Bristol Rovers31133154548-342
12Oxford Utd31118124847141
13Gillingham311011103535041
14Southend31117133950-1140
15Doncaster32912113738-139
16Walsall30910113843-537
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Northampton32106163152-2136
19Blackpool31811123743-635
20Wimbledon3197153038-834
21Oldham3289154558-1333
22MK Dons3079143043-1330
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury3167182647-2125
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