The FA Cup - Second Round
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Bradford City 3-1 Plymouth Argyle

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Highlights: 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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Bradford City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Joel Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Dominic Poleon replaces Paul Taylor.

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

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

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.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.

Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Jervis.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Alex Gilliead.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Yann Songo'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luke Hendrie replaces Jake Reeves because of an injury.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Alex Gilliead.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jake Reeves (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Jervis.

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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