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Bradford City 3-1 Plymouth Argyle

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Bradford City avenged a home league defeat by Plymouth Argyle three weeks ago to book their place in the FA Cup third round with victory over the Pilgrims at Valley Parade.Visiting goalkeeper Luke McCormick, back in the side after three months out through injury, made a superb double save in the 21st minute to keep out goal-bound shots from Alex Gilliead and then Charlie Wyke.Jake Jervis, who scored the winning goal in Plymouth’s League One victory, then forced Rouven Sattelmaier into a fine diving save in the 29th minute.

But Bradford had more of the play and broke Plymouth’s resistance in the 38th minute when skipper Romain Vincelot scored with a powerful header from Tony McMahon’s right-wing cross to give the Bantams a 1-0 half-time lead.Relive Saturday’s FA Cup second round actionCity increased their lead in the 49th minute when McMahon’s corner from the left was headed into the path of Vincelot and his fierce shot was diverted into the net by defender Nat Knight-Percival.Plymouth pulled a goal back on 63 minutes when Graham Carey fired a left-foot shot into the far corner, but Bradford restored their two-goal advantage straight from the restart.The ball was played out to Gilliead on the right and, when McCormick failed to gather his cross, leading scorer Wyke scored from close range.Report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBradford12Sattelmaier29McMahon22Knight-Percival5Kilgallon35Robinson17Gilliead4ReevesSubstituted forHendrieat 66’minutes6Vincelot7Law10TaylorSubstituted forPoleonat 78’minutes9WykeSubstitutes2Thompson11Poleon14McCartan18Hendrie23Raeder27Gibson34PatrickPlymouth23McCormick3SawyerSubstituted forAinsworthat 78’minutes5Edwards15Bradley17Taylor-Sinclair32Diagouraga4Songo’oSubstituted forTaylorat 66’minutes24Fox10Carey14Jervis16GrantSubstituted forSarcevicat 80’minutesSubstitutes2Miller7Sarcevic8Ainsworth9Ciftci18Threlkeld19Taylor39ChildsReferee:Tony HarringtonAttendance:4,957Match StatsHome TeamBradfordAway TeamPlymouthPossessionHome54%Away46%ShotsHome20Away16Shots on TargetHome10Away5CornersHome2Away8FoulsHome9Away10Live TextPosted at Match ends, Bradford City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Bradford City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt blocked. Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Poleon.Posted at 90’+3′ Attempt blocked. Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Law.Posted at 90’+1′ Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sonny Bradley with a headed pass.Posted at 88′ Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tony McMahon following a fast break.Posted at 87′ Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.Posted at 85′ Attempt blocked. Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.Posted at 85′ Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.Posted at 83′ Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey with a headed pass.Posted at 82′ Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.Posted at 81′ Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 81′ Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Joel Grant.SubstitutionPosted at 78′ Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Gary Sawyer.SubstitutionPosted at 78′ Substitution, Bradford City. Dominic Poleon replaces Paul Taylor.Posted at 77′ Attempt missed. Luke Hendrie (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.Posted at 77′ Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tony McMahon following a corner.Posted at 76′ Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Luke McCormick.Posted at 76′ Attempt saved. Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Taylor.Posted at 75′ Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tony McMahon.Posted at 75′ Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).Posted at 75′ Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 74′ Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.Posted at 73′ Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross following a corner.Posted at 72′ Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.Posted at 72′ Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Jervis.Posted at 71′ Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Alex Gilliead.Posted at 69′ Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.Posted at 69′ Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 69′ Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).Posted at 67′ Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross.SubstitutionPosted at 66′ Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Yann Songo’o.SubstitutionPosted at 66′ Substitution, Bradford City. Luke Hendrie replaces Jake Reeves because of an injury.Posted at 66′ Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Alex Gilliead.Posted at 65′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 64′ Delay in match Jake Reeves (Bradford City) because of an injury.Goal!Posted at 64′ Goal! Bradford City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.Goal!Posted at 63′ Goal! Bradford City 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Jervis.Posted at 59′ Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Show more updatesgoal
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