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Bradford City 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Bradford extended their unbeaten run to four matches with a home win against second bottom MK Dons - a result that pushes the Dons closer to League Two.

They are six points adrift safety with only two matches to play and a massively inferior goal difference to their rivals after suffering their fifth successive defeat.

The visitors, who often looked dangerous in attack without being able to add a finishing touch, were first to threaten. Chuks Aneke headed Callum Brittain's corner against the crossbar in the seventh minute, but it was Bradford who took the lead in the 12th minute following their first meaningful attack.

Callum Guy's goalbound shot was deflected for a corner by Elliott Ward and when Tony McMahon swung the ball into the goalmouth Tim Dieng scored with a close range header.

Only a fine save from Wieger Sietsma prevented Kai Bruenker from increasing Bradford's lead in the 38th minute and Bruenker wasted a good chance in the 54th minute when he fired over from eight yards.

However, the Bantams scored their second goal in the 80th minute after the visitors' defence failed to deal with McMahon's free kick awarded when Marcus Tavernier was booked from bringing down Alex Gilliead.

Sietsma punched the ball off the head of Nat Knight-Percival and the Bradford defender retrieved the loose ball before hammering it high into the net and McMahon almost added a third when he fired against the crossbar in the 87th minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahonBooked at 83mins
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 15Warnock
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forMcCartanat 90+2'minutes
  • 18GuyBooked at 85mins
  • 8Dieng
  • 30LundSubstituted forLawat 70'minutes
  • 21BrunkerSubstituted forPoleonat 89'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 6Vincelot
  • 7Law
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 23Raeder
  • 34Patrick

MK Dons

  • 13Sietsma
  • 2Williams
  • 15Ward
  • 12Golbourne
  • 25BrittainSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 76'minutes
  • 8Cissé
  • 6Upson
  • 17TavernierBooked at 79minsSubstituted forAgardat 85'minutes
  • 20Tymon
  • 10Aneke
  • 27UgboSubstituted forMuirheadat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 5Wootton
  • 7Reo-Coker
  • 14Agard
  • 16Muirhead
  • 31Thomas-Asante
  • 42Jones
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
19,192

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, MK Dons 0.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Alex Gilliead.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nicky Law.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Dominic Poleon replaces Kai Brunker.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chuks Aneke.

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

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Elliott Ward (MK Dons).

Omari Patrick (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Marcus Tavernier.

Booking

Callum Guy (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Guy (Bradford City).

Booking

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, MK Dons 0. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Marcus Tavernier (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marcus Tavernier (MK Dons).

Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Guy (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Callum Brittain.

Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott Ward (MK Dons).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Nicky Law replaces Matthew Lund.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Scott Golbourne (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

goal

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23MK Dons441012224267-2542
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