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Peterborough United 1-3 Bradford City

Peterborough were knocked off the top of League One after being condemned to a first defeat of the season by Bradford at the ABAX Stadium.

Dominic Poleon, Romain Vincelot and Matt Kilgallon all scored in the first half for the Bantams, who moved level with Peterborough on 13 points.

Jack Baldwin pulled one back for the hosts with 20 minutes left before both sides ended the game with 10 men as Anthony Grant and Adam Chicksen were sent off in separate incidents.

Poleon fired City into a seventh-minute lead after Posh goalkeeper Jonathan Bond spilled Chicksen's cross from the left.

The Bantams were reliant on a goal-line clearance from Nicky Law - to keep out a Ryan Tafazolli shot - to preserve their lead before extending it courtesy of two set-piece goals in quick succession.

Tony McMahon took the 36th-minute corner that was met by a diving header from captain Vincelot, and then delivered the free-kick from which Kilgallon headed his first City goal two minutes later.

Kilgallon delivered an important contribution at the other end when blocking a goalbound Junior Morias volley on the line 13 minutes into the second half.

Captain Baldwin hit a Posh consolation when finishing tidily from a Marcus Maddison corner before Grant and then Chicksen were dismissed by referee Keith Stroud for collecting second cautions.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 5TafazolliSubstituted forHughesat 45'minutes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 42GrantBooked at 89mins
  • 20DoughtyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forAndersonat 45'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 11Maddison
  • 16MoriasBooked at 64mins
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMillerat 61'minutesBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 9Miller
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 25O'Malley

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahonBooked at 73mins
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 3ChicksenBooked at 90mins
  • 17GillieadBooked at 14minsSubstituted forPatrickat 75'minutes
  • 4Reeves
  • 6VincelotBooked at 88mins
  • 7Law
  • 11PoleonSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 10Taylor
  • 14McCartan
  • 15Field
  • 19Jones
  • 23Raeder
  • 34Patrick
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,061

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Bradford City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Bradford City 3.

Hand ball by Paul Taylor (Bradford City).

Foul by Ricky Miller (Peterborough United).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Steven Taylor (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) for hand ball.

Hand ball by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Omari Patrick.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Paul Taylor replaces Dominic Poleon.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Law (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Alex Gilliead.

Booking

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Peterborough United).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Bradford City 3. Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alex Gilliead.

Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury651094516
2Charlton6501137615
3Peterborough6411137613
4Bradford6411127513
5Scunthorpe633082612
6Oxford Utd6321103711
7Blackpool632186211
8Wigan531183510
9Fleetwood531185310
10Blackburn530210649
11Rotherham630310829
12Bristol Rovers63031012-29
13Walsall62229908
14Portsmouth62226608
15MK Dons621347-37
16Doncaster613267-16
17Southend6132712-56
18Wimbledon611437-44
19Bury6114611-54
20Plymouth6114510-54
21Rochdale603339-63
22Northampton5104310-73
23Gillingham6024410-62
24Oldham6015714-71
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