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Bradford City 2-4 Coventry City

Coventry extended their winning run to four matches after a richly deserved 4-2 victory at Bradford - a result that saw the Bantams sink to the foot of the League One table.

It was Bradford's ninth defeat in 11 matches and their fourth in a row. To compound their misery, they had striker George Miller sent off a second yellow card after handling the ball into the net in the 88th minute.

Coventry raced into a 2-0 lead after only 10 minutes. Their first goal came in the second minute when skipper Michael Doyle's corner was headed back across goal by former Bradford loanee Jordy Hiwula and Jonson Clarke-Harris scored with looping header just inside the far post.

Clarke-Harris almost added a second in the seventh minute when keeper Richard O'Donnell made a superb save to keep out his close range header, but goal number two was not long delayed

Conor Chaplin scored direct from a 20-yard free-kick that curved round the defensive wall and just inside the near post.

Defender Anthony O'Connor pulled a goal back for Bradford in the 62nd minute, flicking the ball high into the corner of the net from Lewis O'Brien's cross, but Coventry retaliated with two goals in five minutes to put the result beyond doubt.

Hiwula raced 30 yards down the left before cutting in to score with a low left shot into the far corner for their third goal in the 65th minute and Tom Bayliss added a fourth in the 70th minute after cutting in from the right and beating O'Donnell with a left foot shot.

O'Connor scored his second goal in the 78th with a shot from the edge of the box after Ryan McGowan's long throw was cleared into his path, but it proved to be a mere consolation for the home side.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4McGowanBooked at 75mins
  • 6O'ConnorBooked at 41mins
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 23Wood
  • 44WrightBooked at 89mins
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forGibsonat 69'minutes
  • 39O'Brien
  • 12MillerBooked at 88mins
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forJonesat 69'minutesSubstituted forBallat 80'minutes
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 19Jones
  • 25Isherwood
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Sykes-Kenworthy
  • 37Goldthorp
  • 40Ball

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 5DaviesBooked at 59mins
  • 15Hyam
  • 12Brown
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forShipleyat 90'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 20BaylissBooked at 65minsSubstituted forKellyat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forJonesat 68'minutes
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 10Chaplin

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 6Kelly
  • 7Jones
  • 13O'Brien
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Shipley
  • 27Thompson
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
11,075

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Coventry City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Coventry City 4.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Luke Thomas.

Booking

Josh Wright (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by George Miller (Bradford City).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to George Miller (Bradford City) for hand ball.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jodi Jones.

Attempt blocked. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by George Miller (Bradford City).

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. David Ball replaces Alexander Jones because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Coventry City 4. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

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

Foul by Dominic Hyam (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jordan Gibson.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Liam Kelly replaces Tom Bayliss.

Booking

Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jordan Gibson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Coventry City 4. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

George Miller (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

George Miller (Bradford City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Alexander Jones replaces Eoin Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Gibson replaces Hope Akpan.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth15104126131334
2Peterborough1593331201130
3Sunderland1485127131429
4Accrington157531917226
5Barnsley1474327141325
6Luton157442519625
7Doncaster157442420425
8Coventry157351716124
9Southend157262118323
10Blackpool13571159622
11Charlton146442219322
12Walsall146441517-222
13Fleetwood155552114720
14Wycombe154652021-118
15Burton145361819-118
16Scunthorpe154562230-817
17Rochdale154472131-1016
18Shrewsbury153661416-215
19Bristol Rovers153571113-214
20Gillingham143381928-912
21Oxford Utd152581424-1011
22Wimbledon1532101022-1211
23Plymouth152491426-1210
24Bradford1531111226-1410
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