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Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Bradford City

Derek Adams' Plymouth Argyle extended their League One winning streak to six games with a hard-fought home win over play-off chasing rivals Bradford City, who finished with 10 men.

Argyle took the lead when Antoni Sarcevic swept in from the right and let fly with a rising drive that took a deflection to beat City goalkeeper Colin Doyle.

Earlier Doyle had made a fine save to deny in-form Argyle attacker Ruben Lameiras.

Bradford responded well with Paul Taylor twice forcing saves from Plymouth stopper Remi Matthews.

The first half ended with Argyle in the ascendancy, boosted by Sarcevic's goal and a stinging Lameiras low drive that flew inches wide.

Argyle playmaker Graham Carey came close to doubling the home side's advantage at the start of the second half but shot over after beating three players in the box.

A brilliant Bradford goal-line block by skipper Romain Vincelot denied Sarcevic as he let fly from close range after latching on to Sonny Bradley's nod down from a Carey corner.

Bantams striker Charlie Wyke was sent off following a straight red card in the last minute of normal time after an aerial challenge with Bradley.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 22Vyner
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forSongo'oat 86'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 6Ness
  • 10Carey
  • 19Taylor
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 9Church
  • 14Makasi
  • 16Grant
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25Letheren

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 15Warnock
  • 17Gilliead
  • 6VincelotSubstituted forLundat 69'minutes
  • 18Guy
  • 3ChicksenSubstituted forRobinsonat 57'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forPoleonat 57'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Law
  • 8Dieng
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 23Raeder
  • 30Lund
  • 35Robinson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
11,113

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Bradford City 0.

Attempt missed. Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Stephen Warnock (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) is shown the red card.

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces Antoni Sarcevic because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Bradford City).

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Lund replaces Romain Vincelot.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Fox.

Attempt saved. Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ruben Lameiras.

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Tyrell Robinson replaces Adam Chicksen.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Dominic Poleon replaces Paul Taylor.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Paul Taylor (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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