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Bradford City 0-2 Barnsley

Relegated Barnsley continued their 100% winning start to the season with an impressive win at Yorkshire rivals Bradford.

The visitors, who thrashed Oxford 4-0 at home on the opening day of the season, went in front in the sixth minute through Tom Bradshaw after a spell of sustained pressure.

Striker Kieffer Moore had shots blocked by defender Anthony O'Connor and goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell, but the Bradford defence failed to clear the danger completely and, when Dimitri Cavare returned the ball in from the right, Bradshaw scored with a flying header.

Bradford, who included nine summer signings in their starting line-up, almost equalised two minutes later when Hope Akpan crossed from the right and Sean Scannell just failed to connect with the goal at his mercy.

They continued to probe the visitors' defence both before and after half-time but struggled to create clear-cut chances and Barnsley put the result beyond doubt with their second goal in the 69th minute.

It was created by substitute George Moncur with a run down the left before he crossed for fellow substitute Victor Adeboyejo to tap into an empty net.

Barnsley dominated the rest of the game and came close to adding a third when O'Donnell made a superb reflex save to keep out Bradshaw's close-range header.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Knight-PercivalSubstituted forRobinsonat 71'minutes
  • 6O'ConnorBooked at 37mins
  • 15Mellor
  • 2RileySubstituted forDandery Seedorfat 45'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 21Akpan
  • 3Chicksen
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forMillerat 78'minutes
  • 9Doyle
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 4McGowan
  • 11Robinson
  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 17Dandery Seedorf
  • 18Brunker
  • 26Hudson

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12CavaréBooked at 90mins
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 23PinillosBooked at 78mins
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forMoncurat 68'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 4Dougall
  • 20PottsSubstituted forIsgroveat 90'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 68'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 10Moncur
  • 11Isgrove
  • 13Walton
  • 18Jackson
  • 22Williams
  • 29Adeboyejo
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
18,986

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home2
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Barnsley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Barnsley 2.

Booking

Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

George Miller (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Brad Potts.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Josh Wright.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces Sean Scannell.

Delay in match Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Sherwin Dandery Seedorf (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Tyrell Robinson replaces Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Barnsley 2. Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jack Payne (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Kieffer Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. George Moncur replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ethan Pinnock.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City).

Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

goal

As It Stood

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1Barnsley22006066
2Doncaster22006246
3Peterborough22006246
4Gillingham22005146
5Portsmouth22003126
6Scunthorpe21103214
7Walsall21103214
8Sunderland21103214
9Wimbledon21101014
10Fleetwood21012113
11Charlton21013303
12Accrington210123-13
13Bradford210112-13
14Rochdale210135-23
15Southend201134-11
16Plymouth201123-11
17Blackpool201112-11
18Coventry201112-11
19Luton201112-11
20Wycombe201103-31
21Bristol Rovers200224-20
22Shrewsbury200213-20
23Burton200225-30
24Oxford Utd200206-60
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