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Bradford City 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Charlton spoiled new head coach David Hopkin's first home match in charge of Bradford with an impressive victory at Valley Parade.

To complete a miserable afternoon for the Bradford boss, both he and one of his assistants, Greg Abbott, were booked by referee Jeremy Simpson during a frantic second half as the Bantams tried in vain to force an equaliser.

It was Bradford's fourth defeat in a row - a result that sees them slip into the relegation zone.

Charlton went ahead in the third minute when the home defence failed to cut out Lewis Page's long ball into the inside channel for striker Karlan Ahearne-Grant to latch on to before slotting home a cool finish.

Bradford dominated the start of the second half and had a claim for a penalty when defender Jason Pearce appeared to pull back Ryan McGowan, but the referee turned down their appeals - a decision that led to Hopkin being booked for protesting.

However, Charlton put the result beyond doubt when Lyle Taylor doubled their advantage with a superb angled effort into the far corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4McGowanBooked at 12mins
  • 6O'Connor
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 71mins
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forGibsonat 83'minutes
  • 39O'Brien
  • 5O'BrienSubstituted forIsherwoodat 88'minutes
  • 23Wood
  • 10Payne
  • 9Doyle
  • 40BallSubstituted forBrunkerat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Miller
  • 17Dandery Seedorf
  • 18Brunker
  • 25Isherwood
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Sykes-Kenworthy
  • 37Goldthorp

Charlton

  • 21Steer
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Pearce
  • 16WardSubstituted forVetokeleat 75'minutes
  • 20SollyBooked at 70mins
  • 17AriboBooked at 57mins
  • 24Cullen
  • 3PageBooked at 73mins
  • 18Ahearne-GrantBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSarrat 90'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forLapslieat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 7Marshall
  • 14Vetokele
  • 19Morgan
  • 23Sarr
  • 32Lapslie
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
15,709

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Thomas Isherwood (Bradford City).

George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Thomas Isherwood (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Naby Sarr replaces Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Thomas Isherwood replaces Jim O'Brien.

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

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Kai Brunker (Bradford City).

Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jim O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Gibson replaces Sean Scannell.

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kai Brunker (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 2. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

Attempt saved. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Bradford City).

Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele replaces Jamie Ward.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kai Brunker replaces David Ball.

Booking

Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jim O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Wood (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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