Bradford 2-1 Northampton

Bradford won for the third time in the league this season as they came from a goal behind to defeat Northampton.

After an uneventful first half, Michael Jacobs put the Cobblers ahead with a spectacular strike from 35-yards.

However, Bradford equalised soon afterwards when Andy Holt handled a cross from Michael Bryan and Craig Fagan converted the resulting penalty.

James Hanson grabbed the winner, heading in after Northampton failed to clear Kyel Reid's curling cross.


Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It's a good feeling to win and I'm really pleased. It was a tough day, I felt in the first half we looked like a team that came into it on the back of a bad defeat last week, and when we conceded the goal we really got going.

"We didn't feel sorry for ourselves, Fagan kept a cool head to put the penalty in, and the second goal was a great delivery from Kyel Reid and James Hanson did what he does best and got in the six-yard box.

"We've worked on a lot of crossing and finishing and we've got players who can deliver quality."

Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"The lads are a bit gutted in the dressing room because we played some decent football at times and deservedly went 1-0 up.

"Their first goal has hit Holty in the nose. He's got a bloody nose to prove it. He was trying to show the ref and the linesman. He wouldn't punch himself in the nose.

"When you go away from home you could do without a poor decision like that. That got them back in the game."

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