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Bradford City 3-1 Plymouth Argyle

Bradford City avenged a home league defeat by Plymouth Argyle three weeks ago to book their place in the FA Cup third round with victory over the Pilgrims at Valley Parade.

Visiting goalkeeper Luke McCormick, back in the side after three months out through injury, made a superb double save in the 21st minute to keep out goal-bound shots from Alex Gilliead and then Charlie Wyke.

Jake Jervis, who scored the winning goal in Plymouth's League One victory, then forced Rouven Sattelmaier into a fine diving save in the 29th minute.

But Bradford had more of the play and broke Plymouth's resistance in the 38th minute when skipper Romain Vincelot scored with a powerful header from Tony McMahon's right-wing cross to give the Bantams a 1-0 half-time lead.

City increased their lead in the 49th minute when McMahon's corner from the left was headed into the path of Vincelot and his fierce shot was diverted into the net by defender Nat Knight-Percival.

Plymouth pulled a goal back on 63 minutes when Graham Carey fired a left-foot shot into the far corner, but Bradford restored their two-goal advantage straight from the restart.

The ball was played out to Gilliead on the right and, when McCormick failed to gather his cross, leading scorer Wyke scored from close range.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 35Robinson
  • 17Gilliead
  • 4ReevesSubstituted forHendrieat 66'minutes
  • 6Vincelot
  • 7Law
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forPoleonat 78'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 18Hendrie
  • 23Raeder
  • 27Gibson
  • 34Patrick

Plymouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23McCormick
  • 3SawyerSubstituted forAinsworthat 78'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forTaylorat 66'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 10Carey
  • 14Jervis
  • 16GrantSubstituted forSarcevicat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 9Ciftci
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 19Taylor
  • 39Childs
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
4,957

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home20
Away16
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Poleon.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Law.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sonny Bradley with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tony McMahon following a fast break.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

  12. Post update

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Joel Grant.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Gary Sawyer.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Dominic Poleon replaces Paul Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Hendrie (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tony McMahon following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Taylor.

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