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Bradford City 0-4 Preston North End: Lilywhites cruise into Carabao Cup second round

Andre Green
Andre Green needed just 13 minutes to open his account for Preston having moved on a season-long loan from Aston Villa earlier this month

Preston North End eased into the second round of the Carabao Cup after a 4-0 victory at League Two Bradford City.

Two goals in the opening 20 minutes did the damage as Aston Villa loanee Andre Green slotted in on his full debut before Tom Barkhuizen got the second.

Connor Wood's long-range curling effort hit the bar for Bradford soon after the restart before Barkhuizen made it 3-0 as he capitalised on a defensive error.

Substitute Josh Harrop's deflected shot looped in for the fourth to secure the victory with his first touch after coming on.

Preston's reward for progressing to round two is a home tie with fellow Championship side Hull City.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 13Hornby
  • 15French
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 57mins
  • 21Akpan
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forPatrickat 73'minutes
  • 24DevineSubstituted forColvilleat 73'minutes
  • 18Anderson
  • 23Wood
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 10Donaldson
  • 16Palmer
  • 20Patrick
  • 29Colville

Preston

  • 25Ripley
  • 8Browne
  • 5Clarke
  • 14Storey
  • 15Rafferty
  • 18Ledson
  • 29Barkhuizen
  • 44PottsSubstituted forWalkerat 80'minutes
  • 7Bayliss
  • 19GreenSubstituted forGinnellyat 72'minutes
  • 20StockleySubstituted forHarropat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Pearson
  • 6Davies
  • 10Harrop
  • 13Crowe
  • 17Ginnelly
  • 24Maguire
  • 33Walker
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
3,456

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home7
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Preston North End 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Preston North End 4.

Attempt missed. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Connor Wood.

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Harrop with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

Attempt missed. Luca Colville (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Omari Patrick.

Offside, Bradford City. Jackson Longridge tries a through ball, but Eoin Doyle is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tom Bayliss (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ethan Walker.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Paudie O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Ethan Walker replaces Brad Potts.

Attempt blocked. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Josh Ginnelly.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tyler French.

Attempt blocked. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Ginnelly.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Paudie O'Connor.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tyler French.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tyler French.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Harrop.

Attempt blocked. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Harrop with a cross.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Paudie O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Harrop.

Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Sean Scannell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luca Colville replaces Daniel Devine.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Ginnelly replaces Andre Green.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Preston North End 4. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brad Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Harrop replaces Jayden Stockley.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Preston North End).

Sean Scannell (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Connor Wood (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Brad Potts.

Tom Bayliss (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Tom Bayliss (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Joseph Rafferty.

Attempt saved. Connor Wood (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Devine.

Booking

Jackson Longridge (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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