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Bradford City 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

Bradford maintained their unbeaten start to the season with victory over managerless Shrewsbury at Valley Parade to stay second in League One.

Nicky Law fired the hosts in front after 21 minutes, drilling home from 10 yards after a Filipe Morais shot had been blocked by Abu Ogogo.

It was the midfielder's first goal since joining the Bantams from Rangers in the summer and the ninth game in a row when Shrewsbury have conceded first.

Morais went close to a second in Bradford's next attack but some last-ditch defending from Jack Grimmer managed to deflect the ball over the crossbar.

Bradford were not so effective after the break and Shrewsbury had a strong penalty shout for handball against defender Stephen Darby.

Goalkeeping coach Danny Coyne, in temporary charge of Shrewsbury following manager Micky Mellon's resignation to join Tranmere, saw his team threaten more as the game went on.

But substitute Haris Vuckic secured Bradford's win with a stoppage-time penalty after Antoni Sarcevic brought down Daniel Devine.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 7MarshallBooked at 61mins
  • 4Law
  • 8Dieng
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forDevineat 67'minutes
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forVuckicat 88'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMcNultyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 19Vuckic
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14GrimmerBooked at 76mins
  • 24El-Abd
  • 5Lancashire
  • 2Riley
  • 8OgogoBooked at 90mins
  • 6BlackBooked at 30minsSubstituted forManganat 90+1'minutes
  • 12BrownSubstituted forSadlerat 71'minutes
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forSarcevicat 45'minutes
  • 9ToneyBooked at 51mins
  • 27Waring

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 16Sarcevic
  • 19Mangan
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 22El Ouriachi
  • 29Ebanks-Blake
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
17,703

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Haris Vuckic (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty Bradford City. Daniel Devine draws a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Booking

    Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Waring (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Ian Black.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Waring (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Devine (Bradford City).

  13. Post update

    Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Haris Vuckic replaces Billy Clarke.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Meredith (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Riley.

  20. Post update

    Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1274127121525
2Bradford12660157824
3Bury126242116520
4Bolton125431110119
5Northampton124621913618
6Rochdale125341613318
7Sheff Utd115331414018
8Peterborough124532115617
9Port Vale115241514117
10Bristol Rovers114431616016
11MK Dons114341514115
12Oxford Utd114341211115
13Gillingham124351823-515
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon123361217-512
21Oldham12264713-612
22Southend123361223-1112
23Shrewsbury122461118-710
24Coventry11164812-49
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