League One
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1BradfordBradford City0

Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Bradford City

Derek Adams' Plymouth Argyle extended their League One winning streak to six games with a hard-fought home win over play-off chasing rivals Bradford City, who finished with 10 men.

Argyle took the lead when Antoni Sarcevic swept in from the right and let fly with a rising drive that took a deflection to beat City goalkeeper Colin Doyle.

Earlier Doyle had made a fine save to deny in-form Argyle attacker Ruben Lameiras.

Bradford responded well with Paul Taylor twice forcing saves from Plymouth stopper Remi Matthews.

The first half ended with Argyle in the ascendancy, boosted by Sarcevic's goal and a stinging Lameiras low drive that flew inches wide.

Argyle playmaker Graham Carey came close to doubling the home side's advantage at the start of the second half but shot over after beating three players in the box.

A brilliant Bradford goal-line block by skipper Romain Vincelot denied Sarcevic as he let fly from close range after latching on to Sonny Bradley's nod down from a Carey corner.

Bantams striker Charlie Wyke was sent off following a straight red card in the last minute of normal time after an aerial challenge with Bradley.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 34Matthews
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 22Vyner
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forSongo'oat 86'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 6Ness
  • 10Carey
  • 19Taylor
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 9Church
  • 14Makasi
  • 16Grant
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25Letheren

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 15Warnock
  • 17Gilliead
  • 6VincelotSubstituted forLundat 69'minutes
  • 18Guy
  • 3ChicksenSubstituted forRobinsonat 57'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forPoleonat 57'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Law
  • 8Dieng
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 23Raeder
  • 30Lund
  • 35Robinson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
11,113

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Dismissal

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

  7. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces Antoni Sarcevic because of an injury.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair replaces Ruben Lameiras.

  14. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Bradford City).

  16. Post update

    David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Bradford City).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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