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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Bradford City

Nouha Dicko

In-form Wolves moved above Leyton Orient into second place in League One after beating Bradford City at Molineux to record a fourth straight win.

The Bantams played for more than an hour with 10 men after Nathan Doyle's red card for two first-half bookings.

On-loan Adam Reach hit the bar for the visitors before Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald fired in from outside the box.

Stephen Darby struck a post for the Bantams before Nouha Dicko turned in Bakary Sako's cross from close range.

Apart from their efforts against the woodwork either side of the interval, Bradford failed to create many other clear chances and have now gone 11 league games without a win.

Wolves forced a succession of corners in the first period but were unable to make their pressure count until the closing moments of the half when Sako set up McDonald for his third goal of the season.

McDonald, who also netted the opener in had been the man fouled for the second of Doyle's yellow cards after 28 minutes.

Leon Clarke, given his first Wolves start after in midweek, twice headed off target and also saw a chipped effort cleared off the line as he failed to add to his 18 goals so far this season.

But Dicko found the net for the second home game in succession since his January move from Wigan to seal a comfortable win.

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 31McCarey
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 27Jacobs
  • 19Price
  • 40Dicko
  • 9L ClarkeBooked at 63mins
  • 10SakoBooked at 59minsSubstituted forHenryat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 3Elokobi
  • 7Henry
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 41Flatt

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 16McHugh
  • 2Darby
  • 18Jones
  • 22Bates
  • 23McArdle
  • 28Reach
  • 24DoyleBooked at 28mins
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forAtkinsonat 32'minutes
  • 10GraySubstituted forMcBurnieat 67'minutes
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forGrahamat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Jameson
  • 15M Taylor
  • 19Graham
  • 27McBurnie
  • 29Atkinson
  • 35Stockdill
  • 37Pollard
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
19,498

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home15
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bradford City 0.

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Matthew Bates (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Graham replaces Garry Thompson.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Andy Gray.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Chris Atkinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Bakary Sako.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Andy Gray (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bradford City 0. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bakary Sako.

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bradford City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bradford City 0.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bradford City 0. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bakary Sako.

Attempt saved. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2919642463
2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient2818643360
4Preston28141041152
5Rotherham2914961351
6Walsall29121071046
7Peterborough2814311845
8Swindon2912512741
9Port Vale2712312-339
10MK Dons2810612-136
11Gillingham2910514-1035
12Coventry271287834
13Bradford287138434
14Colchester268108134
15Oldham299614-833
16Crawley257108-531
17Tranmere298714-1831
18Carlisle288614-1730
19Crewe298615-2430
20Bristol City2851211-627
21Shrewsbury296914-1127
22Notts County308319-1327
23Sheff Utd276813-1226
24Stevenage266416-2022
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