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Bradford City 0-1 Luton Town

League One leaders Luton extended their unbeaten run to 24 matches with a hard earned 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Bradford.

The deciding goal came in the 16th minute through 22-year-old midfield player Jack Stacey. A smart visitors' move ended with Andrew Shinnie finding Stacey unmarked in the Bradford box and he scored with a low, angled right foot shot.

Luton deserved their lead after dominating the early play and, as they kept up the pressure, Bradford keeper Richard O'Donnell did well to keep out another goal bound shot from Stacey and a close ranger header from Elliot Lee.

Bradford's best first half chance came in the 28th minute when Jacob Butterfield's corner was headed across goal by skipper Hope Akpan and defender Nat Knight-Percival just failed to connect with a header at the far post.

Danny Hylton missed a good chance to increase Luton's lead two minutes after half time when substitute Luke Berry's cross found him unmarked but he headed wide.

Bradford enjoyed a lot of possession in the second half but created few clear cut chances against a strong visitors' defence. Butterfield and Akpan went close with long range efforts while keeper James had to come quickly off his line to clear from David Ball, but home side managed only one shot on target.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38Caddis
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 8mins
  • 6O'Connor
  • 3Chicksen
  • 39O'Brien
  • 21Akpan
  • 40BallSubstituted forClarkeat 78'minutes
  • 16Butterfield
  • 18AndersonBooked at 42mins
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forPatrickat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5O'Connor
  • 10Payne
  • 13Wilson
  • 17Clarke
  • 20Patrick
  • 43Maltby
  • 44Wright

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7StaceyBooked at 90mins
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forBerryat 32'minutes
  • 11Shinnie
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 10LeeSubstituted forPottsat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forCornickat 82'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 8Berry
  • 14Cornick
  • 20Moncur
  • 25LuaLua
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
15,992

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away17
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Luton Town 1.

Booking

Jack Stacey (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dan Potts (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Paul Caddis (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Anderson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Omari Patrick (Bradford City).

Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Eoin Doyle.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Danny Hylton.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces David Ball.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Dan Potts replaces Elliot Lee.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Luton Town).

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Lewis O'Brien.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Jermaine Anderson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton372310470294179
2Barnsley372111564283674
3Sunderland361816262332970
4Portsmouth371911764412368
5Charlton37199955371866
6Doncaster3615111061461556
7Peterborough371510125752555
8Blackpool371314103937253
9Coventry37158144141053
10Fleetwood371310144741649
11Burton371211144544147
12Plymouth37129164757-1045
13Wycombe371111154656-1044
14Accrington361111143849-1144
15Scunthorpe37128174662-1644
16Bristol Rovers361110153737043
17Gillingham37127184759-1243
18Southend37126194754-742
19Walsall37119174158-1742
20Shrewsbury37913154049-940
21Oxford Utd37913154354-1140
22Rochdale37108194475-3138
23Bradford37106214262-2036
24Wimbledon37106213153-2236
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