FA Cup - First Round
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Rotherham United 3-0 Bradford City

Rotherham put their indifferent league form to one side as they recorded a comfortable win over Bradford in an all Yorkshire FA Cup first-round tie.

Kieran Agard's turn and shot opened the scoring for the Millers.

Bradford thought they had levelled shortly after but James Hanson's header was ruled out for a foul.

Alex Revell then turned home a Michael O'Connor free-kick to double the hosts' lead before Agard added his second with a close-range looping header.

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Rotherham boss Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"The performance levels have continued where they have been for a number of weeks.

Steve Evans

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Post-match: Millers boss Evans

"It was a thoroughly professional performance, it could have been more and perhaps should have been more.

"The training ground work that these have put in for the last three or four days, long days for them, has been worthwhile.

"Alex is a super player. If he scored goals he would be playing at the top of the Championship. He destroyed their back two."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 14BradleyBooked at 38minsSubstituted forBrindleyat 84'minutes
  • 3Skarz
  • 8Frecklington
  • 20Morgan
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 45mins
  • 22Agard
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forMilsomat 76'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 16Tubbs
  • 18PringleSubstituted forTidserat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Davis
  • 6Mills
  • 15Milsom
  • 17Nardiello
  • 23Tidser

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 18Jones
  • 23McArdleBooked at 61mins
  • 22Bates
  • 20De VitaSubstituted forYeatesat 63'minutes
  • 24DoyleSubstituted forKennedyat 74'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forMcBurnieat 82'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 7Reid

Substitutes

  • 8Kennedy
  • 11Thompson
  • 12Ripley
  • 14Yeates
  • 15M Taylor
  • 16McHugh
  • 27McBurnie
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
7,667

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Bradford City 0.

Hand ball by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Ben Pringle.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ben Pringle.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Mark Yeates (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Mark Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Nahki Wells.

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United).

Foul by Robert Milsom (Rotherham United).

Nahki Wells (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Nahki Wells (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Michael O'Connor.

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jason Kennedy replaces Nathan Doyle.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Bradford City 0. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross.

Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Raffaele De Vita.

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Bradford City 0. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross.

Booking

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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