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  • 27 August 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Referee: G. Scott
  • • Attendance: 18750
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  • That's all that we have time for from a very loud Valley Parade, where Bradford are up to their old cup upset tricks! A late comeback secures a place in the next round for Parkinson's men, who defeat Leeds 2-1! I've been Simon Harrison and I hope to see you again next time.
  • FULL TIME! Bradford knocks out local rivals Leeds, to progress into the next round of the Capital One Cup! Luke Murphy's sending off made things difficult, but Leeds took the lead through Smith - only for goals from Knott and Hanson to turn things around at Valley Parade!
  • 90' + 9'
    Yellow Card Billy Clarke
  • 90' + 9'
    Smith heads over from six yards! It's a great free-kick delivery in towards the big man, but he just can't keep it down! With the goal at his mercy, he turns the ball over the crossbar.
  • 90' + 7'
    SubstitutionBilly Knott Matthew Dolan
  • 90' + 7'
    Knott takes the ball up the corner, in the hope of wasting some seconds, before smashing it off Wootton and behind for a corner. The hosts will be taking it short and maintaining possession, however.
  • 90' + 5'
    Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa have already crashed out to League One and League Two opposition tonight - but Leeds look set to join them. Smith and Poleon go close in the Bradford penalty area, but Williams is just about able to shepherd the ball past the post.
  • 90' + 3'
    Tonge is penalised for a high foot, but the former Stoke midfielder isn't booked. Not long left now for the hosts to hold out, but they're searching for a third goal to kill the game off.
  • 90' + 1'
    There are nine minutes of added time.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionDavid Norris Dominic Poleon
  • 90'
    There's a brief stoppage in play, as Leeds throw on some late substitutes. Poleon is introduced, with the pace of the young striker hoping to allow the visitors to find another goal.
  • 88'
    Only a few minutes remain for Leeds to come up with an equaliser! The away fans and players can't quite believe it, but the home fans are extremely loud now! Chants of 'sacked in the morning' are aimed at Hockaday!
  • 86'
    Assist Gary Liddle
  • 86'
    Goal James Hanson
  • 86'
    GOOOOOOAL! HANSON MAKES IT 2-1! The target man heads home from 10 yards out! He manages to place the ball in between Taylor's legs and the home fans go wild! What a turnaround!
  • 84'
    Goal Billy Knott
    GOOOOOAL! KNOTT NETS THE EQUALISER! Good save from Taylor! The goalkeeper gets up well to his right-hand side to turn away a well-struck effort from Clarke! The resulting corner is whipped in, half-cleared, but the midfielder slams an excellent finish into the roof of the net!
  • 82'
    Assist David Norris
  • 82'
    Goal Matt Smith
    GOOOOAL! MATT SMITH GIVES THE TEN MEN THE LEAD! Turning home a cross from close-range, the physical striker sends the travelling support into raptures! Tonge releases Norris, who delivers a pinpoint delivery! Leeds lead 1-0!
  • 81'
    We're into the final ten minutes, with both sides desperate to try and find a goal before requiring extra-time. Bradford are taking the game to the away side, with plenty of shirts populating the Leeds half, but solid defending from Pearce and Cooper is denying them.
  • 79'
    Play is stopped briefly, as Kennedy receives some extended treatment following a tackle from Sharp. The experienced midfielder gets back to his feet gingerly, but appears determined to continue.
  • 78'
    Excellent block from Cooper! The Leeds central defender slides in brilliantly to deny Hanson. Clarke is getting far too much space to orchestrate things in attacking midfield, but Hockaday's side have got the numerical disadvantage to cope with too.
  • 76'
    Knott tries his luck from the edge of the area, with a slight deflection taking the ball into the midriff of Taylor! Leeds are getting deeper and deeper, with tired legs perhaps starting to have an effect on proceedings.
  • 75'
    Only a quarter of an hour remains for either side to snatch a result. McBurnie is causing plenty of problems with his fresh legs, with the home supporters urging the youngster on! Bradford are raising the pressure once again.
  • 73'
    Hanson rises well in the Leeds penalty area, but can only get enough contact on the ball to bounce the ball into the midriff of Taylor. Pearce then clears off the line, after excellent work from McBurnie allows for Hanson to try his luck from a tight angle!
  • 71'
    Norris sets his sights from the edge of the box, but the midfielder can only drag horribly wide! Williams hasn't had a great deal to do whatsoever in the second half, he's been a spectator.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionAaron Mclean Oliver McBurnie
  • 70'
    McLean is withdrawn by Parkison, with the forward perhaps still carrying something of a knock after an awkward fall in the first half. 18-year-old McBurnie is the man to replace him.
  • 69'
    McBurnie strips off on the Bradford bench in preparation for coming on in the coming minutes. Sharpe is presented with another chance deep in the Leeds box, but can only stand up a looping cross that Taylor claims simply. He placed it far too close to the goalkeeper.
  • 67'
    Taylor makes an excellent save! Sharpe breaks into the box after a good pass from McLean, but the Bradford forward makes himself big enough to palm behind for a corner! The set piece is whipped in with pace, but the goalkeeper claims again.
  • 66'
    Charlie Taylor readies himself to come into the fray in place of Warnock, who went down holding his foot and looked unable to continue. The substitute has to get changed back into his tracksuit again, however, with the former Aston Villa defender deciding to try and run off the problem.
  • 64'
    Sharp is looking rather feisty after his clash with McArdle, in what has ultimately been a very frustrating evening for the former Southampton forward. Bradford are starting to see much more of the ball again, with it appearing a matter of time before they make a breakthrough.
  • 62'
    Darby receives the ball on the right, before trying to pick out Hanson. Warnock manages to head clear. Some arguments break out upfield, however, with Sharp and McArdle engaging in a bit of an argument after a firm challenge. Parkinson steps onto the field as peacemaker.
  • 60'
    Smith heads the first corner delivery back behind for yet another set piece for the Bantams. Sheehan picks out McLean at the back post with his second set piece, but the ball was judged to have swung out of play before finding the Bradford striker.
  • 58'
    McLean tries to break down the left, but Pearce gets across well to clear up the line once again. The ten men of Leeds are working tirelessly to cover space, but the longer this game progresses, the more gaps might appear. Sharpe shoots from range, but Pearce make a good block to surrender a corner.
  • 56'
    Knott tries to slide a pass through for MacLean to chase, but Cooper sticks out an intelligent leg to intercept the ball. Leeds are putting up a fight at the moment, with Bradford not settling into the domination they enjoyed in the latter stages of the first half.
  • 54'
    The away fans are making plenty of noise, but Leeds' players aren't doing a great deal of talking on the field of play. Sheehan floats another free-kick into the penalty area, but it bobbles through for Williams to collect.
  • 52'
    Norris is fed by a nice flick from Sharp, but the Leeds midfielder is mobbed by claret and orange shirts on the edge of the box. The away side certainly aren't out of this contest yet, but the numerical disadvantage isn't making life easy.
  • 50'
    Five minutes into the second half and Bradford are beginning to settle down. The hosts work down the left, with Meredith delivering, but Kennedy isn't able to apply a finish from six yards! The experienced midfielder stabs wide of the upright!
  • 48'
    Smith tries to nod a header down to Norris, but the attempted pass isn't accurate. Leeds do manage to retain possession, however, working it out wide to Wootton on the right. The full-back whips in a back post cross, but Williams is easy able to claim.
  • 46'
    We are back underway in the second half at Valley Parade! If the two teams can't settle this game before 90 minutes, we have the potential to see extra-time and even penalties.
  • Towards the end of the half, Bradford managed to register plenty of chances to take the lead, but a mixture of desperate defending and aerial presence has kept things locked at 0-0. Kennedy has gone the closest, rattling the side netting, but Leeds look very shaky.
  • HALF TIME! Leeds are struggling at Valley Parade, with Bradford looking extremely likely to defeat their local rivals and progress into the next stage of the Capital One Cup. Luke Murphy has already received his marching orders, leaving Hockaday's men well and truly in the lurch for the remaining 45 minutes.
  • 45' + 5'
    Sheehan slides a pass into McLean, but the Englishman can only poke the ball into the grasp of Taylor - which should spell the end of the first half. Leeds are fortunate to still be level!
  • 45' + 3'
    Yellow Card Liam Cooper
  • 45' + 3'
    Bradford are really turning the screw in the dying moments! Meredith overlaps down the left-hand side well, before his cross is nodded behind for yet another corner! The set piece comes to nothing, but Leeds are well and truly besieged.
  • 45' + 1'
    Sharp breaks down the left-hand side well, before squaring a cross from the byline, but Smith isn't available in the penalty area to put Leeds into the lead! The former Southampton man has been the only bright spark in what has been a lacklustre showing from the visitors.
  • 44'
    Kennedy tries his luck with a volley from a tight angle, which has Taylor worried! The midfielder only has a brief sight of goal, but rattles the ball into the side netting! Half of the ground thought that one was in!
  • 43'
    Smith rises well in his own penalty area to remove Sheehan's corner delivery from the danger zone! Bradford are all over their opposition, with some reasonably resolute defending the only thing standing between McLean, Hanson and a large scoreline tonight.
  • 42'
    Only a few minutes remain until half-time, with Leeds hoping to hold on and regroup for 15 minutes. Bradford are in the ascendancy and are looking likely to go on and win this game. The sending off of Murphy is proving pivotal. Meredith delivers a teasing cross, but Warnock knocks behind for a corner.
  • 40'
    Darby combines well with Kennedy to break down the right once again, but the right-back's eventual cross is clamed by Taylor! Hanson almost manages to apply a headed finish, but the Leeds goalkeeper just about got there first.
  • 38'
    Great ball from McLean! The striker rolls his man before breaking to the byline and cutting back an excellent cross! It zipz across the face of goal, but nobody is present to tap it in! Liddle collects on the opposite flank and delivers again, but Pearce is able to hack clear.
  • 37'
    Wootton slides in well to dispossess Liddle, as the Bradford midfielder looks to break down the left and deliver a telling cross. McLean continues to look uncomfortable after his previous fall, but the striker remains on the field of play for now.
  • 35'
    The home fans are really getting behind their side now, with Murphy's dismissal giving them newfound belief that Leeds are fallible tonight. Dave Hockaday has even more disciplinary problems to solve, after seeing two players sent off against Watford last weekend.
  • 33'
    There's a brief stoppage in play for Aaron McLean to receive some treatment in the opposition penalty area. The Englishman looked to land awkwardly after challenging for an aerial ball, but should be fine to continue.
  • 31'
    Yellow/Red Luke Murphy
  • 31'
    RED CARD! Leeds are down to ten men! Luke Murphy picks up his second yellow card for a poorly timed sliding challenge and the referee doesn't even have to think twice! The away side are looking in trouble now.
  • 29'
    With a quarter of an hour until the break, both teams have had enough half chance in the last ten minutes to suggest they might take the lead before the interval. Bradford are looking much more comfortable during build-up play, but Leeds' striking duo of Smith and Sharp definitely has goalscoring pedigree against lower league opposition.
  • 27'
    Darby tries to pick out Hanson in the centre, after overlapping brilliantly on the right-hand side. Bradford's target man can't quite rise high enough to turn it home, before the rebound is collected by the hosts again. The second delivery looks for Clarke at the back post, but Leeds clear.
  • 25'
    Leeds finally manage to enjoy a spell of possession, with Bradford perhaps struggling to handle the physical presence of Smith somewhat. With his height, the away side always have a possible outlet to hit when under pressure.
  • 23'
    Wooton manages to whip in a cross from the right, which Matt Smith manages to rise and meet at the back post. He can't find the target, however, steering the ball the wrong side of the far upright!
  • 22'
    Leeds are struggling to find a foothold in this game, with the Bantams really trying to press forward at any opportunity. Following their impressive run to the League Cup final of late, the hosts will be keen to try and mimic their previous success tonight.
  • 20'
    Sharp has half a chance deep in the opposition penalty area, but Meredith does just enough to slide in and deny the former Doncaster striker from applying the finishing touches! He shields the ball without touching it, meaning that Bradford win a goal-kick.
  • 19'
    Sheehan whips another threatening ball into the penalty area, but some desperate Leeds defending manages to hack it away for a throw-in. The hosts are taking the game to their opponents at the moment, who haven't enjoyed the most impressive of starts in the Championship.
  • 17'
    Big chance for McClean! The physical imposing striker bears down on the back post following a great free-kick delivery from the opposite flank, but can't find the bottom corner! The keeper scrambles across and is very glad to see the ball roll behind for a goal-kick!
  • 15'
    Meredith breaks down the left flank well, before play is shifted opposite side for Liddle to whip in. Taylor doesn't look in total control of his area, and decides to palm the ball over the crossbar rather than claiming it easily.
  • 14'
    Half chance for Clarke! Pearce makes a fantastic block to deny the Bradford man what looked to be a certain shot on target! The central defender has saved his goalkeeper there.
  • 11'
    Warnock fires wide! The former Aston Villa left-back breaks down the flank before being picked out. He lets fly from range, but the ball zips narrowly past the upright!
  • 8'
    Yellow Card Luke Murphy
  • 7'
    Murphy picks up the opening yellow card of the match, sliding in poorly on Liddle. After losing two men to red cards at the weekend, Hockaday will be hoping that his young midfielder can keep his discipline for the remaining 80 minutes.
  • 5'
    Murphy whips in a corner delivery, looking for Leeds' target man, but again Smith is unable to steer his header towards goal! That's two decent chances in the opening five minutes for the visiting striker!
  • 1'
    We are underway in the first half!
  • 1'
    Big chance for Leeds from the off! Wootton delivers from the right-hand side, picking out the sizeable frame of Smith in the centre, but the former Oldham man fails to hit the target!
  • Leeds starting line-up: Taylor, Wootton, Cooper, Pearce, Warnock, Bianchi, Murphy, Tonge, Norris, Sharp, Smith.
  • Bradford starting line-up: Williams, Darby, McArdle, Sheehan, Meredith, Liddle, Knott, Kennedy, Clarke, McLean, Hanson.
  • TEAM NEWS: Parkison makes four changes for the home side, with Williams, Meredith, Clarke and McLean coming into the starting eleven for Pickford, Davies, Morais and Bennett. Hanson, the scorer of plenty of unlikely goals on the Bantams trip to Wembley, is up top.
  • I'm Simon Harrison and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from Valley Parade as the Bantams look to turn in yet another cup upset. Leeds need to show some improvement themselves, however, after a disappointing recent defeat to Watford.
  • Hello and welcome to live coverage of Bradford versus Leeds, with Phil Parkinson's side hoping to continue their excellent form in the domestic cup. Hockaday is under pressure from his team's performances in the league, meaning that tonight could offer some escapism for the travelling faithful.