Stephen Darby struck an extra-time winner to take Bradford into the last 16 of the Capital One Cup for the first time in 24 years.

The former Liverpool full-back's 20-yard effort found the bottom corner as Phil Parkinson's side came from 2-0 down to beat their League Two rivals.

Burton were two up inside half an hour through Billy Kee and Aaron Webster.

But Nahki Wells scored twice in the last 10 minutes to force extra time before Darby struck the winner.

Bradford last reached the fourth round in 1988-89, and went on to beat Everton that season before losing out to Bristol City in the quarter-finals.

Bradford's League Cup run

  • Round one: Notts County (a) W1-0 (aet)
  • Round two: Watford (a) W2-1
  • Round three: Burton (h) W3-2 (aet)

This season, Parkinson's side have already caused upsets by eliminating League One Notts County and Championship side Watford away from home, but they looked set to be knocked out by Burton until a remarkable comeback.

The visitors, who have never been beyond the third round of the League Cup, went ahead against the run of play when Kee smashed Jack Dyer's right-wing cross beyond keeper Matt Duke.

Zander Diamond scooped over a chance to add a second before Webster headed in Dyer's corner, with the assistant referee confirming the ball had crossed the line before Bradford captain Gary Jones nodded it out.

Bermudan striker Wells gave Bradford hope seven minutes from the end when he drove in following good work by James Meredith.

And as the home side piled on the pressure in the last minute, James Hanson's overhead kick fell for Wells to score from close range.

Extra time was a cagey affair and the match looked likely to go to penalties until Darby strode forward and struck a speculative shot that beat keeper Stuart Tomlinson and found the bottom corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We were slightly fortunate to be two goals ahead, but we worked really hard and to see it slip away, I think the players are more disappointed than me really.

"I've just gone in there and told them they were all absolutely fantastic.

"We had one or two half-chances at the end if we'd just made another pass or another run, but I thought we were absolutely terrific."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Bradford

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith
  • 05 Davies
  • 23 McArdle
  • 04 Ravenhill (Reid - 60' )
  • 11 Thompson
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 18 Jones
  • 17 Connell Booked (Hanson - 61' )
  • 20 Hines (Wells - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 06 Oliver
  • 16 McHugh
  • 07 Reid
  • 24 Doyle
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells

Burton Albion

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton (Corbett - 46' )
  • 05 Diamond Booked
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 08 Weir Booked
  • 14 McCrory Booked
  • 22 Dyer Booked
  • 23 Bell
  • 12 Yussuf (Paterson - 80' )
  • 29 Kee (Taylor - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Corbett
  • 07 Taylor
  • 15 Palmer
  • 09 Richards
  • 18 Paterson
Ref: Miller
Att: 4,178

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

9 5

Corners

12 5

Fouls

3 16

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +0:24

The match is over.

116:26 Booking

Booking Zander Diamond booked for unsporting behaviour.

115:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zander Diamond on Nahki Wells. Nahki Wells restarts play with the free kick.

114:02

Gary Jones provided the assist for the goal.

114:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Darby - Bradford 3 - 2 Burton Stephen Darby finds the net with a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 3-2 Burton Albion.

113:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer, Matt Duke makes a clearance.

112:49

A cross is delivered by Cleveland Taylor.

107:16

Headed effort from inside the area by James Hanson misses to the left of the goal.

105:41

Effort from the edge of the area by Cleveland Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.

105:01

The referee blows to get the second half of extra time under way.

103:07

Shot from deep inside the area by Andrew Davies clears the bar.

101:43

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Jones from the right by-line, clearance made by Anthony O'Connor.

96:03

Kyel Reid challenges Andrew Corbett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

95:11

Nahki Wells has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

94:21

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

93:14

Effort from inside the area by Gary Jones misses to the left of the target.

91:49

Gary Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Dyer. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

90:00 +3:41

Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.

90:00 +0:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Hanson. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

89:05

The assist for the goal came from James Hanson.

89:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Bradford 2 - 2 Burton Nahki Wells scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 2-2 Burton Albion.

88:34

Foul by Andrew Corbett on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

87:30

Corner from left by-line taken by Gary Jones.

87:04

Gary Jones takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Matthew Paterson makes a clearance.

86:37

Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

85:06

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the left by-line, clearance made by Stuart Tomlinson.

82:40

Assist by James Meredith.

82:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Bradford 1 - 2 Burton Nahki Wells grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Bradford 1-2 Burton Albion.

80:39

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Aaron Webster.

80:09

Robbie Weir challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

79:36 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Paterson replaces Adi Yussuf.

78:46

The ball is crossed by Kyel Reid.

77:59 Booking

Booking Jack Dyer is given a yellow card.

77:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Jack Dyer. Andrew Davies takes the direct free kick.

76:34

Adi Yussuf gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

75:56

Will Atkinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

75:06 Booking

Booking Damien McCrory is given a yellow card.

74:48

Damien McCrory challenges Nahki Wells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Jones restarts play with the free kick.

73:12

Effort on goal by Nahki Wells from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

71:26

Adi Yussuf concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Davies. Direct free kick taken by James Meredith.

69:58

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Jones from the right by-line.

69:46

The ball is sent over by James Meredith.

68:28 Booking

Booking Robbie Weir is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

65:11 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Billy Kee.

63:39

Anthony O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nahki Wells. Kyel Reid takes the direct free kick.

59:59 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells comes on in place of Zavon Hines.

59:59 Substitution

Substitution James Hanson on for Alan Connell.

59:59 Substitution

Substitution Kyel Reid comes on in place of Ricky Ravenhill.

57:55

Foul by Andrew Corbett on Zavon Hines, free kick awarded. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.

55:26

Unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Adi Yussuf results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

54:19

Outswinging corner taken by Jack Dyer from the right by-line, Zavon Hines manages to make a clearance.

54:01

Jack Dyer takes a inswinging corner.

53:44

Jack Dyer takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.

53:25

A cross is delivered by Stephen Darby, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

52:30 Booking

Booking Alan Connell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

46:50

Garry Thompson fouled by Aaron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.

46:16

Corner taken by Gary Jones.

46:02

The ball is swung over by James Meredith.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Corbett replaces Nathan Stanton.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:36

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Jones.

44:16

The ball is crossed by Zavon Hines.

43:45

Corner taken by Gary Jones.

40:37

Andrew Davies fouled by Adi Yussuf, the ref awards a free kick. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

36:38

James Meredith delivers the ball.

35:11

Gary Jones takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

34:01

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Jones.

32:40

Foul by Nathan Stanton on Zavon Hines, free kick awarded. Gary Jones has an effort direct from the free kick.

29:28

Stephen Darby fouled by Adi Yussuf, the ref awards a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

28:40

Assist by Jack Dyer.

28:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Webster - Bradford 0 - 2 Burton Aaron Webster finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Bradford 0-2 Burton Albion.

28:15

Corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer to the near post,

27:57

Lee Bell takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

25:57

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Jones, Header by Zander Diamond from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

24:36

Jack Dyer takes the inswinging corner, Zander Diamond has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

22:46

Corner taken by Gary Jones played to the near post, Stuart Tomlinson makes a clearance.

22:28

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

17:44

Anthony O'Connor provided the assist for the goal.

17:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Kee - Bradford 0 - 1 Burton Billy Kee gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Bradford 0-1 Burton Albion.

16:48

Unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Garry Thompson results in a free kick. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

15:33

Garry Thompson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

13:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Atkinson by Anthony O'Connor. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

7:52

Ricky Ravenhill takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

5:02

Unfair challenge on Ricky Ravenhill by Aaron Webster results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

3:28

Alan Connell takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

3:05

Gary Jones takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

0:00

The game begins.

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