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Cambridge United 2-1 Bradford City

Cambridge scored twice late on to beat Bradford and record their fourth straight League Two win.

Harry Darling and Harvey Knibbs struck in the final six minutes after Jake Reeves gave the visitors an early lead.

Reeves struck his first goal for Bradford in the 17th minute with an effort from outside the box which took a deflection on its way past Callum Burton.

Despite extended Cambridge pressure after the break Lee Novak was denied by Burton 13 minutes from time, and they were made to pay.

Darling equalised six minutes from the end when substitute Idris El Mizouni's chipped cross found its way to the centre-back, and he lashed a fine first-time finish into the far corner.

It looked like the hosts would be denied a winner when El Mizouni's thunderous effort from outside the box crashed off the underside of the crossbar, but a fellow substitute found the winner in the first minute of added time.

Samir Carruthers carried the ball into the box on the left and found Knibbs, who turned in home from close range.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 25Burton
  • 2KnoyleSubstituted forEl Mizouniat 80'minutes
  • 16Darling
  • 5Taylor
  • 11Dunk
  • 17Davies
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forCarruthersat 72'minutes
  • 22Lewis
  • 10Maris
  • 18AdeboyejoSubstituted forKnibbsat 72'minutes
  • 15Mullin

Substitutes

  • 1Mitov
  • 4Taft
  • 9Dallas
  • 19Lambe
  • 21Carruthers
  • 26Knibbs
  • 34El Mizouni

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Henley
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 32Mottley-Henry
  • 8Reeves
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forPritchardat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20MiddletonSubstituted forConnollyat 70'minutes
  • 9Novak
  • 14McCartanSubstituted forO'Connorat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 7Pritchard
  • 10Donaldson
  • 11Ismail
  • 19Connolly
  • 29Taylor
  • 31McGee
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,541

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Bradford City 1.

Booking

Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dylan Mottley-Henry (Bradford City).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Idris El Mizouni (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harvey Knibbs.

Attempt saved. Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony O'Connor with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Bradford City 1. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Samir Carruthers.

Idris El Mizouni (Cambridge United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Samir Carruthers following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.

Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Idris El Mizouni.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Bradford City 1. Harry Darling (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Lewis.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Novak.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Idris El Mizouni replaces Kyle Knoyle.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City).

Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Harry Pritchard replaces Hope Akpan.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Leon Davies with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harvey Knibbs replaces Victor Adeboyejo.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Samir Carruthers replaces Liam O'Neil.

Foul by Lee Novak (Bradford City).

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Dylan Connolly replaces Glenn Middleton.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Connor Wood.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Lewis with a headed pass.

Foul by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

Leon Davies (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Paudie O'Connor replaces Shay McCartan.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Offside, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil tries a through ball, but Victor Adeboyejo is caught offside.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Connor Wood.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam O'Neil with a headed pass.

Foul by Adam Henley (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon33196857362163
2Exeter33189650361463
3Crewe33187860402061
4Plymouth32186853361760
5Cheltenham321412647262154
6Port Vale34141284640654
7Colchester341313847341352
8Northampton331571147361152
9Bradford34131294135651
10Forest Green341210124139246
11Salford341111124444044
12Cambridge34128143844-644
13Walsall34127153546-1143
14Crawley34914114546-141
15Grimsby321011113840-241
16Newport311010112727040
17Leyton Orient34911144352-938
18Oldham34813133752-1537
19Scunthorpe3399154150-936
20Mansfield34811154653-735
21Carlisle33811143350-1735
22Morecambe3479183256-2430
23Macclesfield33714123139-829
24Stevenage34313182345-2222
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