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October 30, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ R. East‎
Attendance:‬ 11777‎
 

Wigan 0-0 Bradford (aet, 2-4 on penalties): Martinez's men shown up by League Two opponents

The Latics dominated possession throughout an uneventful 120 minutes but the Bantams' resolute defence were rewarded when Shaun Maloney & Jordi Gomez missed in the penalty shootout

By Arthur Virgo

Capital One Cup - Wigan Athletic v Bradford City, Mauro Boselli and James Meredith
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Bradford City shocked Wigan Athletic, in their fourth-round Capital One Cup tie on Tuesday, winning 4-2 on penalties after a dour 0-0 draw.

The Latics opened brightly and had an Ivan Ramis header disallowed for offside in the opening 15 but, after failing to further trouble Matt Duke, Jordi Gomez and Shaun maloney missed from the spot, as the Bantams netted all of their efforts from 12 yards.

The League Two side had brought a passionate crowd to the chilly DW Stadium with 5,000 away tickets sold, although the total crowd was sparse, as very few Wigan fans turned out.

Those that did attend saw the side’s young talents Fraser Fyvie, Daniel Redmond, and Callum McManaman get some playing time, while midfielder Ben Watson featured in a back three as Roberto Martinez’ side got off to a confident start with plenty of possession.

The Latics had the ball in the back of the net with just 11 minutes gone as Ivan Ramis headed Ronnie Stam’s free kick past Duke, but the Spaniard’s effort was disallowed for offside.

Minutes later, Mauro Boselli forced a good save from Duke. The Argentine attempted to round the keeper but the former Hull City man was off his line quickly and got a vital hand to the ball as he smothered the effort.

After 25 minutes the Bantams created their first chance of the game through Bermuda international striker Nakhi Wells, who forced Ali Al Habsi to dive at his feet.

As the half ran down the Bantams camped in their own half and began to cancel out their opponents’ possession, and despite some corners and a good run from McManaman, the Latics did not test Duke in goal.

The Latics continued to pressure the visitors after the game and Danny Redmond had a gilt-edged chance to open the scoring, but could only head into the side-netting from Stam's cross.

As the game went on the away fans grew further in confidence while their side brought on fresh legs in midfield and attack, and Zavon Hines almost gave them a reason to celebrate when he ran at Wigan's defence from inside his own half, but saw his shot saved by Al-Habsi.

Tension mounted going into the final 10 minutes as Roberto Martinez introduced Maloney and Jean Beausejour to try and win this game in normal time.

Maloney made a swift impact, threading a ball to Fyvie, but Stephen Darby slid in to block, and shortly Gomez found Boselli in the box but Duke saved once more.

The first period of extra-time opened to heightened urgency from Wigan. A powerful Beausejour shot was blocked by defender Carl McHugh, Jordi Gomez volleyed wide, and a string of chances fell to Boselli, one in particular forcing a spectacular save from Duke.

Time ran out for Wigan, however, and as the match went to penalties, Bradford converted all four of their efforts, while Maloney blasted his kick over the bar before Gomez’s effort was saved by Duke.


Wigan Athletic

26
Ali Al Habsi
Goalkeeper
3.00
21
Iván Ramis
Defender
3.00
-
Ronnie Stam
Defender
119′
2.00
26
Adrain Lopez
Defender
64′
3.00
28
Daniel Redmond
Defender
75′
3.00
19
David Jones
Midfielder
44′
3.00
8
Ben Watson
Midfielder
3.00
14
Jordi Gómez
Midfielder
2.50
20
Fraser Fyvie
Midfielder
3.00
15
2.50
-
Mauro Boselli
Striker
3.00

Bradford City

3.00
12
Matt Duke
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
2.50
-
3.00
16
Carl McHugh
Defender
47′
3.00
23
3.00
11
Garry Thompson
Midfielder
55′
3.00
31
Will Atkinson
Midfielder
3.00
24
Nathan Doyle
Midfielder
3.00
9
3.50
41
3.00
-

Substitutes

12
Mike Pollitt
Goalkeeper
 - 
30
Rob Kiernan
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
22
3.00
9
 - 
-
Filip Oršula
Midfielder
119′
 - 
10
Shaun Maloney
Midfielder
75′
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
1
Jon McLaughlan
Goalkeeper
3.00
18
Gary Jones
Midfielder
55′
 - 
-
Scott Brown
Midfielder
 - 
-
Forrayah Bass
Midfielder
3.00
17
 - 
-
Adam Baker
Striker
100′
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

-
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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Negredo Negredo
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Lee Tomlin Lee Tomlin
Striker
Middlesbrough
5 2
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Striker
Manchester United
4 1
Saido Berahino Saido Berahino
Striker
West Brom
4 1