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Bradford City 0-0 Preston North End

Bradford debutant Kyle Bennett and Preston's Neil Kilkenny were both sent off after a first-half altercation in a goalless draw at Valley Parade.

The incident came after 25 minutes as the pair clashed on the halfway line.

The visitors went close when Joe Garner just missed connecting with Scott Laird's cross and Paul Gallagher chested the ball against the post.

Declan Rudd blocked a shot from Bradford's Aaron McLean, while Josh Brownhill hit the post for Preston.

The result leaves North End in the play-off places but they are now 11 points off second-placed Leyton Orient.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

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Post-match: Preston manager Simon Grayson

"It was an entertaining 0-0. It wasn't helped by the referee's decision early on to send the two players off.

"There was nothing in it from both players. They've pushed each other in the chest area. You've got to use common sense sometimes and both teams are very disappointed with the decisions.

"That made it a more open game. I think we had the better chances and we could have nicked it."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 22Bates
  • 18JonesBooked at 79mins
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 32BennettBooked at 25mins
  • 24DoyleSubstituted forRavenhillat 81'minutes
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forMcBurnieat 72'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 4Ravenhill
  • 10Gray
  • 11Thompson
  • 12Jameson
  • 16McHugh
  • 27McBurnie
  • 29Atkinson

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32WisemanSubstituted forHumphreyat 73'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 6WrightBooked at 66mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 22King
  • 37KilkennyBooked at 25mins
  • 19WelshBooked at 85mins
  • 14Garner
  • 12Gallagher
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forKeaneat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 2Keane
  • 7Humphrey
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 27Hume
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
13,686

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Keith Keane replaces Josh Brownhill.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Oliver McBurnie (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

Booking

John Welsh (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Richard Ravenhill replaces Nathan Doyle.

Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Gary Jones (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Paul Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Scott Wiseman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Aaron McLean.

Attempt blocked. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

(Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

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

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford28195450262462
2Leyton Orient27186358243460
3Wolves28177447202758
4Preston27131043627949
5Rotherham28139649371248
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon28125114638841
9Port Vale26123113739-239
10MK Dons27106114141036
11Coventry2712875547834
12Bradford2771373832634
13Colchester2681083534134
14Gillingham2895143647-1132
15Crawley2571082934-531
16Oldham2886143241-930
17Carlisle2786133147-1630
18Tranmere2877143150-1928
19Notts County2983183748-1127
20Crewe2876152754-2727
21Sheff Utd2668122635-926
22Shrewsbury2868142738-1126
23Bristol City27412113845-724
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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