League One
Bradford2Oxford Utd0

Bradford City 2-0 Oxford United

Ten-man Bradford City ended a run of seven League One matches without a win by beating Oxford 2-0 in front of a bumper 19,084 Valley Parade crowd.

Two goals in three minutes through David Ball and Jack Payne midway through the first half enabled League One's bottom club to record only their second home league win of the season and only their fourth in 19 matches.

The only down side for Bradford came in the 84th minute when defender Nat Knight-Percival was sent off the for a foul on substitute Sam Smith.

Oxford dominated the early exchanges before Bradford took charge with two goals in three minutes.

The first after 25 minutes came as the visitors struggled to defend Payne's left-wing corner.

Eoin Doyle headed the ball on to Ball to score with a close-range header. Keeper Simon Eastwood got a hand to the ball, but could only help it into the net.

Payne increased Bradford's lead in the 28th minute. Doyle's shot was blocked only as far as Lewis O'Brien and he squared the ball to Payne to score from the edge of the six-yard area.

Bradford also had the ball in the net on two other occasions but both efforts were disallowed for offside.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 40Ball
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 87mins
  • 6O'ConnorBooked at 19mins
  • 3Chicksen
  • 48Henry
  • 10PayneSubstituted forO'Brienat 82'minutes
  • 39O'Brien
  • 38Caddis
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forMcGowanat 88'minutes
  • 18BrunkerSubstituted forMillerat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4McGowan
  • 5O'Brien
  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 44Wright

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Hanson
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Nelson
  • 14RuffelsSubstituted forGarbuttat 81'minutes
  • 17Henry
  • 15MousinhoBooked at 75minsSubstituted forNormanat 81'minutes
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 17mins
  • 10Browne
  • 19MackieSubstituted forSmithat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16WhyteBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 3Garbutt
  • 9Smith
  • 22Raglan
  • 23Long
  • 41Mitchell
  • 42James
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
19,084

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Oxford United 0.

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

George Miller (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Sam Smith (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Booking

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by George Miller (Bradford City).

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

George Miller (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Miller (Bradford City).

Cameron Norman (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Smith (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Ryan McGowan replaces Eoin Doyle.

Dismissal

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) is shown the red card.

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Miller (Bradford City).

Foul by Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

Karl Henry (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jim O'Brien replaces Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Smith replaces Jamie Mackie.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Luke Garbutt replaces Josh Ruffels.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Cameron Norman replaces John Mousinho.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces Kai Brunker.

Attempt saved. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Karl Henry (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Booking

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

Foul by Kai Brunker (Bradford City).

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth18125130151541
2Sunderland18107135161937
3Barnsley18105332151735
4Luton19105435211435
5Peterborough19105435241135
6Charlton189452921831
7Blackpool188732316731
8Doncaster198562826229
9Coventry198562120129
10Accrington197752122-128
11Walsall197662126-527
12Wycombe196762727025
13Fleetwood196672521424
14Burton187382325-224
15Southend1972102326-323
16Rochdale196582534-923
17Shrewsbury195682125-421
18Scunthorpe195682940-1121
19Gillingham1953112733-618
20Oxford Utd194692129-818
21Bristol Rovers1945101619-317
22Plymouth1944112135-1416
23Wimbledon1942131429-1514
24Bradford1942131532-1714
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