EFL Cup Round 1
Accrington Stanley 0
Bradford City 0
Kick Off: 7.45pm
at the Wham Stadium
Accrington Stanley win 11-10 on penalties
Attendance 1,936 (988 visitors)
The Bantams were defeated in the first round of this season's EFL Cup by Accrington Stanley in a mammoth penalty shoot-out following an action-packed tie with the League Two side at the Wham Stadium.
Stanley's Jordan Clark scored the winning penalty to register an 11-10 shoot-out win for the hosts after Reece Webb-Foster had fired over with his spot-kick.
Nicky Law had a chance to win it for City earlier in the penalty contest but he too fired over with his kick.
In the match itself, Stuart McCall's Bantams created a whole host of chances to win it but they couldn't quite find a way to break through and make the vital opening.
In the opening period, Jordy Hiwula was denied by a fine save from Accrington 'keeper Elliot Parish, while Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Law both fired over from close range later in the half.
Clark clipped the top of the bar for Accrington with a volley after the break but City continued to dominate proceedings in the tie.
City substitutes Mark Marshall and Filipe Morais were both denied by saves from Parish, before the Accrington 'keeper was given a straight red card in 73rd minute for catching Tony McMahon just outside the box when the defender was through on goal.
Marshall forced replacement custodian Aaron Chapman into two fine saves after his introduction from the bench, his first save actually tipping an effort from the City winger onto the post.
Marshall had a chance to snatch a winner for the Bantams at the very end of normal time but he volleyed over from close range after Morais' cross towards the far post.
Accrington could have easily scored themselves at the start of extra time, however, when Romain Vincelot was penalised for tugging down Mark Hughes in the box from an Accrington corner.
John O'Sullivan stepped up to take the resulting spot-kick but Colin Doyle guessed correctly and saved to his left.
City's best chance in extra time arguably came in the second period when a short corner routine saw a shot by Daniel Devine blocked from close range following McMahon's cross into the box. The ball broke free to Vincelot just inside the box and he crashed in a first-time drive that rattled Chapman's far post.
With the tie now into a penalty shoot-out, City were given an early advantage when Hughes fired over with Stanley's first kick.
Law's missed penalty took the shoot-out into sudden death, with both goalkeepers taking and scoring a kick each.
By 9-9 penalties apiece, both sides had to go around again. McMahon and Hughes netted for their respective sides to make it thirteen straight penalties scored but Webb-Foster, who had scored earlier in the shoot-out, could only fire over the bar with his second effort.
That gave Clark the opportunity to win it for Stanley and the attacker made no mistake by sending Doyle the wrong way to book Accrington's place in round two.
|ACCRINGTON STANLEY||BRADFORD CITY|
|Hughes misses - over the bar - 0-1||McMahon scores 0-1|
|Clark scores - 1-2||Webb-Foster scores - 0-2|
|Hewitt scores - 2-3||Hanson scores - 1-3|
|McCarten scores - 3-4||Morais scores - 2-4|
|Pearson scores - 4-4||Law misses - over the bar - 3-4|
|Conneely scores - 5-5||Marshall scores - 4-5|
|Beckles scores - 6-6||Vincelot scores - 5-6|
|Donacien scores - 7-7||Knight-Percival scores - 6-7|
|O'Sullivan scores - 8-8||Devine scores - 7-8|
|Chapman scores - 9-9||Doyle scores - 8-9|
|Hughes scored 10-10||McMahon scores - 9-10|
|Clark scores - 11-10||Webb-Foster misses - over the bar - 10-10|
THE TIE GOES TO PENALTIES
120min: There will be a minute of time added on at the end of extra time.
118min: Morais' low pull-back from the right finds Webb-Foster unmarked just inside the area. The young striker fires for goal first time but his effort takes a deflection on its way through to Chapman.
116min: YELLOW CARD - Janio Donacien is booked for bringing down Devine following a charging run into the Accrington half from the young City midfielder.
109min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Reece Webb-Foster for Hiwula
109min: City hit the post! Morais plays a corner short to McMahon, who hangs a cross towards the far post. Daniel Devine sees a shot blocked from close range, the ball breaks out to Vincelot just inside the area and the Frenchman crashes in a first-time strike that crashes against Chapman's post!
106min: The Bantams get the tie back under way again.
HT of ET: Accrington Stanley 0 Bradford City 0
105min: There will be a minute of time added on at the end of the first period of extra time.
103min: McMahon curls over the bar with the resulting free-kick.
102min: YELLOW CARD - Pearson is booked for bringing down Marshall just outside the box following a surging run forward by the substitute winger.
100min: Hewitt fires for goal from just outside the box but Doyle is able to gather up the swerving effort at the second attempt.
94min: PENALTY SAVED! O'Sullivan fires his penalty low to the 'keeper's left but Doyle reads it right and dives on the spot-kick!
93min: YELLOW CARD - Vincelot is booked for the foul on Hughes.
93min: PENALTY TO ACCRINGTON - Vincelot is penalised for pulling down Hughes in the box from an Accrington corner.
91min: YELLOW CARD - Knight-Percival is booked for bringing down Shay McCarten following the attacker's surging run forward straight from the kick off.
91min: Accrington restart the tie once again.
Accrington Stanley 0 Bradford City 0 - End of Normal Time.
90+2min: Morais sprints down City's right flank before standing up a cross into the box. Marshall comes in unmarked over by the far side but he volleys over from roughly eight yards out. Another great chance for the Bantams tonight.
90+1min: Morais' cross into the box is headed goalwards by Hanson. Chapman superbly tips the ball away but Hanson had already been penalised for holding Beckles as he headed for goal.
90min: There will be four minutes added at the end of the second half.
84min: Marshall takes on O'Sullivan down the left flank before firing in a low angled drive that Chapman does well to push around his near post via a strong right hand.
84min: Marshall clips the woodwork! McMahon's swinging ball into the box eventually drops into the path of Marshall via the head of Beckles. Marshall fires for goal on his right foot but his effort is pushed onto the post by Chapman! Marshall gets onto the loose ball a second time before firing in a low centre across the six yard box that beats everyone.
82min: Marshall's driven cross into the box from the left wing is met by Hughes. The defender tries to clear but Hiwula charges down, with the ball flashes wide of Chapman's goal by a yard or so as a result.
80min: SUB - Accrington bring on Steven Hewitt for Eagles.
76min: SUB - As McMahon receives treatment a whack he picked up following Parish's foul, Stanley bring on Aaron Chapman for Arron Davies.
74min: RED CARD - Parish is sent off for Accrington! McMahon does brilliantly to beat the Stanley offside trap and race onto Law's clever through-ball. As McMahon goes to knock the ball past the on-rushing Parish, the Accrington 'keeper takes out the defender, leaving referee David Webb with no option but to give him a straight red card.
72min: From an angle just outside the box, Marshall tries to beat Parish by his near post but his fierce drive is pushed behind by the Accrington 'keeper.
70min: McMahon's looping cross to the far post eventually drops into the path of Marshall but his left-footed effort is scuffed across goal before Morais crosses out of play by the other side.
69min: Brilliant play from Hiwula sees the striker take the ball from halfway line into Accrington's penalty area. The striker tees up Morais but the Portuguese attacker's angled drive is parried out for a corner by his near post by Parish.
68min: SUB - Accrington bring on Shay McCarten for Terry Gornell.
67min: Hanson goes well to swoop down and connect with Morais' low near post cross into the box but the striker's diving header is held by Parish.
65min: SUBS - The Bantams bring on Filipe Morais and Mark Marshall for Anderson and Billy Clarke respectively.
61min: Top of the bar for Accrington! Eagles' free-kick from wide into the box is half-cleared by City. Accrington return the ball forward and Clark sends in a half-volley on the turn from outside the area that clips the top of Doyle's bar.
59min: McMahon and Billy Clarke exchange passes down City's right flank but the former's curling come-come-shot into the middle from just inside the box sails over.
53min: John O'Sullivan's teasing cross deep into the box is met by Eagles but his connection isn't clean and the ball pops up nicely for Doyle to gather.
53min: Eagles receives the ball in space just outside the area but his curling effort is straight at Doyle.
50min: Eagles fires from distance but his dipping effort sails over Doyle's bar.
48min: Tony McMahon's low cross into the six yard is met by Hiwula and the striker's prod for goal flashes narrowly wide of Parish's near post.
47min: Hanson tries his luck with a downward header from just outside the box following Law's hanging cross but the effort is straight at Parish.
46min: The Bantams restart the tie.
HT: Accrington Stanley 0 Bradford City 0
45min: There will be one minute of time added on at the end of the first half.
43min: Hiwula surges deep into Accrington territory as City spring forward on the attack quickly. After turning Omar Beckles inside and out, Hiwula fires for goal from inside the box but his low drive is pushed away by Parish.
35min: Eagles sets the ball up for Jordan Cook inside the area but the attacker's half volley from inside the box is importantly blocked by Vincelot. Seconds later, Pearson has another shot from outside the box in the opening half and his drive from distance is watched over by Doyle.
32min: The Bantams seriously threaten the Accrington goal for a third time this half! Hiwula's fizzing cross into the six yard box is blocked by Mark Hughes but the ball pops up into the path of Law. The midfielder fires for goal first time but he side-foots over on the half-volley from a great position deep inside the area.
28min: Matty Pearson tries his luck with a first time effort from outside the box but his rising drive sails high and wide of Doyle's goal.
22min: Close again from City! McMahon's corner delivery is missed by Parish, Billy Clarke keeps the attack alive but Knight-Percival fires over from deep inside Accrington's penalty area.
20min: So close for City! Paul Anderson drives towards the box after Hanson dummies to allow Vincelot's forward pass to go into his team-mate's path. As Anderson reaches the area, the ball breaks free into the path of Hiwula but the striker's low curling drive towards the bottom corner from inside the box is superbly tipped around the post by Parish!
18min: Nathaniel Knight-Percival flings himself at the ball from Tony McMahon's resulting corner delivery but the defender can't quite get a clear connection on the set-piece and his glancing header goes out for a goal-kick.
17min: Great wing play from James Meredith results in the Australian picking out Hiwula in the middle with a low cross and the striker's left-footed strike is eventually scrambled behind for a City corner.
16min: Chris Eagles' swerving drive from outside the box is parried down by Colin Doyle before being gathered up at the second attempt by the giant Irish shot-stopper.
14min: Hiwula plays the ball across to Nicky Law but the midfielder's low curling effort from just outside the box is held by Parish.
12min: Jordy Hiwula looks to get on the end of a James Hanson flick on but Parish is out quick to the edge of his area to beat the City striker to the ball.
11min: Romain Vincelot advances forward before feeding a pass into Billy Clarke, who sees a fierce left-footed drive from distance held by Accrington goalkeeper Elliot Parish.
0min: Accrington kick off the tie.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY LINE UP:
Parish, Hughes, Pearson, Davies, Beckles, Donacien, Conneely, Clark, O'Sullivan, Eagles, Gornell
Subs: Chapman, McCartan, Jones, Boco, Hery, Lacey, Hewitt
Accrington Stanley substitutions:
McCarten for Gornell (68), Chapman for Davies (76), Hewitt for Eagles (80)
Accrington Stanley dismissals:
Accrington Stanley cautions:
Pearson (102), Donacien (116)
BRADFORD CITY LINE UP:
Doyle, McMahon, Vincelot, Knight-Percival, Meredith, Devine, Anderson, Law, B Clarke, Hanson, Hiwula
Subs: Sattelmaier, Marshall, Morais, Webb-Foster, Boateng
Bradford City substitutions:
Morais for Anderson (65), Marshall for B Clarke (65), Webb-Foster for Hiwula (109)
Bradford City cautions:
Knight-Percival (91), Vincelot (93)
Referee: D Webb
Assistant Referee: G Fyvie
Assistant Referee: I Siddall
Fourth Official: M Denton