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Peterborough United 1-1 Bradford City

Anthony O'Connor's goal helped bottom club Bradford end a run of six straight League One defeats with a draw at promotion contenders Peterborough.

The Bantams were rewarded for a fast start and took the lead through O'Connor, before substitute Ivan Toney rescued a point for Posh in the 61st minute, despite furious protests from the visitors that he was offside.

Posh goalkeeper Aaron Chapman had little to do for much of the match but was kept busy early on as he pushed aside a curled effort from Bradford debutant Paul Caddis and denied Jack Payne with his legs.

However, he was unable to keep out O'Connor's low shot after Hope Akpan steered a loose ball in the area to him.

Siriki Dembele and Toney were brought on at half-time by Peterborough manager Steve Evans, and the latter latched on to Marcus Maddison's long cross-field pass to shoot low into the net from inside the area.

Both sides pushed for a winner in the closing stages but had to settle for a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2NaismithSubstituted forDembéléat 45'minutes
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 23Denton
  • 6WalkerSubstituted forToneyat 45'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 11ReedBooked at 54mins
  • 15Ward
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forCummingsat 76'minutes
  • 21Maddison

Substitutes

  • 8O'Hara
  • 10Dembélé
  • 17Toney
  • 19Cooper
  • 27Bassong
  • 35Cummings
  • 40Tyler

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4McGowan
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 6O'Connor
  • 3Chicksen
  • 40Ball
  • 39O'BrienBooked at 55mins
  • 21AkpanBooked at 21minsSubstituted forO'Brienat 63'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 38CaddisBooked at 26mins
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forMillerat 71'minutes
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 5O'Brien
  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 25Isherwood
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
8,046

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home4
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Bradford City 1.

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

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

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

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Matt Godden.

Booking

Jim O'Brien (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Louis Reed (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces Eoin Doyle.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by David Ball.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jim O'Brien replaces Hope Akpan.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Bradford City 1. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Hand ball by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Booking

David Ball (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tyler Denton (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Ball (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Louis Reed (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Louis Reed (Peterborough United).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tyler Denton.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ivan Toney replaces Jamie Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Jason Naismith.

Second Half

Second Half begins Peterborough United 0, Bradford City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Bradford City 1.

Foul by Matt Godden (Peterborough United).

Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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