Substitute Chris Palmer rescued a point for Burton at Bradford.

The Bantams took the lead just before half-time when on-loan Stoke defender Andrew Davies hit home a stunning 25-yard free-kick.

Davies almost grabbed a second but his header was turned onto the post by Brewers goalkeeper Ross Atkins.

But the Brewers had a point when Palmer's cross found its way into the net thanks to team-mate Adi Yussuf's presence at the far post.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It's a bad one to take but it's a cruel game is football and little bits of details on the ball cost us.

"The effort of the lads today although I couldn't fault.

"We've got to take heart from the way were playing and the positions were getting to, but all in all I couldn't ask for more."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 24 Kozluk
  • 36 Seip
  • 38 Davies
  • 08 Jones
  • 14 Ravenhill Booked
  • 22 Bullock
  • 26 Haworth
  • 39 Fagan
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells (Smalley - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Duke
  • 16 Mitchell
  • 15 Taylor
  • 10 Hannah
  • 11 Smalley

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 02 Driver
  • 04 Stanton Booked
  • 15 Austin
  • 16 Parks Booked
  • 06 McGrath (Gurrieri - 78' )
  • 13 Taylor (Palmer - 73' )
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 26 Bolder
  • 09 Richards (Yussuf - 61' )
  • 10 Zola

Substitutes

  • 01 Poole
  • 08 Corbett
  • 11 Palmer
  • 12 Yussuf
  • 21 Gurrieri
Ref: Collins
Att: 9,744

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

3 1

Corners

7 8

Fouls

16 14

Live Text Commentary

94:13 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:18

Richard Ravenhill has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

89:37

Effort from deep inside the area by Deane Smalley misses to the left of the target.

87:08

Andres Gurrieri has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

86:29

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Palmer, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

85:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, Richard Ravenhill manages to make a clearance.

84:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Palmer - Bradford 1 - 1 Burton A goal is scored by Chris Palmer from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 1-1 Burton Albion.

84:03

The ball is sent over by Chris Palmer,

80:56

Nathan Stanton challenges Andy Haworth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Fagan takes the free kick.

80:04

Unfair challenge on Lee Bullock by Adi Yussuf results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

79:16

Craig Fagan takes the outswinging corner, Andrew Davies has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

77:38 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Andres Gurrieri coming on for John McGrath.

77:13

Richard Ravenhill produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

76:12

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Fagan, clearance by Tom Parkes.

74:53

Adi Yussuf takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

73:19

Foul by Andrew Davies on Calvin Zola, free kick awarded. Chris Palmer restarts play with the free kick.

72:54 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor goes off and Chris Palmer comes on.

71:39 Substitution

Substitution Deane Smalley replaces Nahki Wells.

68:26

Corner taken left-footed by John McGrath, Ritchie Jones manages to make a clearance.

67:48

Craig Fagan takes a inswinging corner.

65:23

Nathan Stanton concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hanson. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.

63:43

Jacques Maghoma fouled by Richard Ravenhill, the ref awards a free kick. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

63:03

Calvin Zola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon McLaughlin. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

60:58

Adi Yussuf challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

60:09 Substitution

Substitution Adi Yussuf replaces Justin Richards.

59:12

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Fagan from the right by-line, Andrew Davies takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

58:15

Unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Adam Bolder results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

57:42

Richard Ravenhill has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

57:02

Nathan Stanton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hanson. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.

56:04

John McGrath has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

53:38

Craig Fagan challenges Tom Parkes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Austin restarts play with the free kick.

52:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGrath by Ritchie Jones. Ryan Austin takes the indirect free kick.

47:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Driver by Andy Haworth. Ryan Austin restarts play with the free kick.

45:26

Corner from right by-line taken by Craig Fagan.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:47 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:57

Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Ryan Austin takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:03

Jacques Maghoma challenges Marcel Seip unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:37

Corner taken by Cleveland Taylor, Marcel Seip makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:01

Corner taken short by Cleveland Taylor.

44:12

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.

42:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Davies - Bradford 1 - 0 Burton Andrew Davies grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Burton Albion.

41:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Hanson by Ryan Austin.

40:56

Unfair challenge on Craig Fagan by Jacques Maghoma results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

40:13

Cleveland Taylor takes a inswinging corner.

39:17

Andrew Davies challenges Justin Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. John McGrath crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Andrew Davies.

38:26

Marcel Seip produces a header from just outside the penalty area that goes wide left of the target.

36:55

Handball decision goes against John McGrath. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Fagan from right wing, save by Ross Atkins.

33:28

Craig Fagan is caught offside. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

32:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Haworth on Calvin Zola. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

31:36

Craig Fagan takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.

31:03

Adam Bolder concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Ravenhill. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

28:01

Ryan Austin fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

28:01 Booking

Booking The referee books Richard Ravenhill for unsporting behaviour.

27:34

Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma.

26:40

Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGrath. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

24:13

Headed effort from close range by Ritchie Jones goes wide left of the target.

21:02

Ryan Austin fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

20:30

The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

19:24

Short corner taken by Cleveland Taylor.

18:24

James Hanson is ruled offside. Ryan Austin restarts play with the free kick.

17:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Kozluk on Calvin Zola. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

15:08

Long range shot by Cleveland Taylor goes wide right of the net.

14:03

Corner taken by John McGrath, Andy Haworth manages to make a clearance.

13:27

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan from the left by-line, Calvin Zola makes a clearance.

11:32

Foul by Andy Haworth on Callum Driver, free kick awarded. John McGrath takes the direct free kick.

7:31

Nahki Wells fouled by Nathan Stanton, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Fagan crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Haworth on Nathan Stanton. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

7:31 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Nathan Stanton for unsporting behaviour.

5:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nahki Wells. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

4:06

Craig Fagan restarts play with the free kick.

4:06 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Parkes for unsporting behaviour.

3:34

Tom Parkes concedes a free kick for a foul on Nahki Wells.

2:04

Richard Ravenhill fouled by Adam Bolder, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Davies takes the direct free kick.

0:55

Nahki Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Parkes. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

0:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by James Hanson. Tom Parkes takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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