City's development squad were edged out 2-1 by their counterparts from Manchester United in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Apperley Bridge this Tuesday.
The Bantams deservedly led at the break after a goal from a trialist winger towards the end of the first half.
United started strongly after the restart, however, equalising within two minutes of the second period.
The visitors then took the lead shortly afterwards from the penalty spot.
Half-time substitute DJ Buffonge played a significant role in United's turnaround, setting up their leveller and then winning and scoring the match-winning penalty.
Skipper-for-the-day Daniel Pybus was given just under an hour at City's training ground.
Lachlan Barr and Omari Patrick, who was twice denied by smart saves in the first period, played until the seventieth minute.
Ellis Hudson, Jacob Hanson and Curtis Peters featured for the whole game, although Callum Gunner was sadly forced off with an injury midway through the opening half.
City's goal on the day came after good work from Harry Warren.
The left back's rising shot was parried out but the trialist was on hand to volley home the rebound from close range.
United's team, made up from members of their U23s squad, featured Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Joe Riley.
Both players have senior Manchester United appearances under their belts.