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Bradford City 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Bradford City recovered from their humiliating defeat at Blackpool by taking a hard-earned point from a fiercely-fought goalless draw with 10-man Shrewsbury Town at Valley Parade.

The third-placed visitors lost Omar Beckles, who had been booked in the first half, to a red card for his reckless tackle on former Shrewsbury defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival in the 60th minute.

Shrewsbury enjoyed the game's first attempt, Colin Doyle pushing away Alex Rodman's 20-yard effort in the sixth minute, but after that visiting goalkeeper Dean Henderson made two crucial saves in the space of three minutes to prevent Bradford from going in front.

Stephen Warnock's cross from the left found Charlie Wyke unmarked just beyond the far post and the striker headed the ball back into the middle where Alex Gilliead reacted first to deliver a goalbound shot which Henderson did well to turn over the crossbar in the ninth minute.

The resulting corner was not properly cleared and Henderson was forced to concede another corner as he turned away Warnock's shot.

Bradford continued to look the more dangerous side, but there was an anxious moment for them in the 37th minute when Shaun Whalley found Jon Nolan in a great position with a long pass from the right.

Nolan looked to be a certain scorer, but Doyle managed to stop his goalbound shot with his legs.

Whalley also supplied another good chance for Nolan in the 56th minute, but Doyle dived to turn away his goalbound shot.

Wyke had the chance to win the game for Bradford in the 73rd minute, but he headed narrowly over from Tony McMahon's cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 15WarnockSubstituted forChicksenat 73'minutes
  • 17Gilliead
  • 8DiengBooked at 31mins
  • 18Guy
  • 35Robinson
  • 21BrunkerSubstituted forPatrickat 76'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 23Raeder
  • 24Devine
  • 30Lund
  • 34Patrick

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 22NsialaBooked at 41mins
  • 5Sadler
  • 6BecklesBooked at 60mins
  • 16MorrisSubstituted forMorrisat 63'minutes
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 90mins
  • 20Nolan
  • 4Godfrey
  • 23Rodman
  • 45PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lowe
  • 9Morris
  • 10Thomas
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Hendrie
  • 19Jones
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
18,997

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Carlton Morris.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tyrell Robinson.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

  12. Post update

    Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

  15. Post update

    Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Callum Guy (Bradford City).

  17. Post update

    Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Stefan Payne.

  19. Post update

    Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan40268681275486
2Blackburn412511575363986
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton411711135449562
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Fleetwood42159185660-454
12Bradford40166184961-1254
13Blackpool421314155452253
14Southend411411164960-1153
15Gillingham411215144347-451
16Doncaster391214134745250
17Walsall411212174959-1048
18Oxford Utd411211185562-747
19Wimbledon411210193951-1246
20Oldham401112175367-1445
21Rochdale40915164453-942
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton421010223672-3640
24Bury4179253262-3030
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