The FA Cup - Second Round
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Peterborough United 2-2 Bradford City

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FA Cup: Peterborough United 2-2 Bradford City highlights

A superb late comeback saw Bradford earn an FA Cup second-round replay against fellow League One outfit Peterborough thanks to a 2-2 draw.

Home side Peterborough led 2-0 until the 84th minute when Bantams left-back Kelvin Mellor found the top corner with an incredible strike from nearly 30 yards, before substitute Luca Colville equalised from the edge of the area with the help of a deflection from Posh defender Rhys Bennett.

Posh had led 2-0 at half-time thanks to Ivan Toney's fourth goal in five matches and Siriki Dembele.

Toney's opener came after 29 minutes following a superb counter-attack from a Bradford free-kick, which ended with Marcus Maddison finding the striker at the back post with a superb left-wing cross.

Toney then turned provider in the first minute of first-half injury time, slipping in Dembele, who sprinted clear before shooting precisely with his left foot across goal.

The second half failed to spark into life until Mellor and Colville struck late for the visitors, who sit bottom of League One.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 15Ward
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 16Bennett
  • 3Daniel
  • 21MaddisonBooked at 90mins
  • 11ReedSubstituted forO'Haraat 86'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forNaismithat 79'minutes
  • 9GoddenBooked at 66minsSubstituted forCummingsat 70'minutes
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 2Naismith
  • 8O'Hara
  • 19Cooper
  • 23Denton
  • 25O'Malley
  • 27Bassong
  • 35Cummings

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38CaddisBooked at 5mins
  • 6O'Connor
  • 15Mellor
  • 3Chicksen
  • 5O'BrienSubstituted forColvilleat 64'minutes
  • 48HenryBooked at 9minsSubstituted forBrunkerat 78'minutes
  • 40BallBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMillerat 64'minutes
  • 39O'Brien
  • 10Payne
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 4McGowan
  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 18Brunker
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 36Colville
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,750

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 2.

Booking

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 2. Luca Colville (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Mark O'Hara replaces Louis Reed.

Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 1. Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Chicksen.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kai Brunker (Bradford City).

Foul by Jason Cummings (Peterborough United).

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Naismith replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kai Brunker replaces Karl Henry.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Matt Godden.

Booking

Matt Godden (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces David Ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luca Colville replaces Jim O'Brien.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Peterborough United).

Jack Payne (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

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