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WHAT A RIDE IT HAS BEEN!

17 March 2015

It is a shame that it is all over for another season but what a ride it was while it lasted, eh?

After eight ties and over five months in the competition, City's interest in the FA Cup was eventually ended by Championship side Reading this Monday evening after a 3-0 loss in the club's FA Cup quarter-final replay at the Madejski Stadium.

Losing out on a potential trip to Wembley Stadium and a match against Arsenal in the last four was obviously a disappointment but City's historic FA Cup run this season will still live long in the memory.

Here are just a few of the amazing facts and figures from City's stunning spell in this season's F.A Cup!
  • The crowd figure of 24,321 for City's quarter-final tie against Reading at the Coral Windows Stadium was the largest attendance seen at Valley Parade in its current configuration. The attendance of 24,021 for the fifth round win over Sunderland three weeks earlier was previously the highest figure before the Reading home tie.
  • City became only the second English team after Sunderland to defeat Jose Mourinho's Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in normal time during their memorable fourth round win.
  • The Bantams also became the first club to win at Stamford Bridge all season.
  • City were the first side to come from two goals down to win at Stamford Bridge ever under Mourinho's reign.
  • The Bantams were the first English side to score four goals past Mourinho's Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
  • The Bantams scored an incredible 19 goals in total in the F.A Cup this season.
  • Jon Stead is currently joint top scorer in this season's competition on five goals with West Brom's Saido Berahino and Preston North End's Paul Gallagher.
  • City played eight FA Cup ties this campaign - the most the club have ever played in the competition during one single season.
  • The club were in this season's FA Cup for a total of 128 days.
  • Including home attendances and away followings, Phil Parkinson's men were watched by 69,773 supporters during their cup run.
The football club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fans for their INCREDIBLE support throughout all of City's FA Cup ties season. The club would also like to congratulate Reading on their cup victory and wish them all the very best in their semi final tie with Arsenal at Wembley Stadium next month.

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