Super City Hit Four At Bradford

Bradford City 2-4 Coventry City 

City:    Burge, Sterling, Brown, Hyam, Davies, Doyle, Bayliss (Kelly 75), Hiwula (Jones 67) Thomas, (Shipley 89), Clarke-Harris, Chaplin. Subs: O'Brien, Grimmer, Bakayoko, Thompson.
 
Bradford City:O'Donnell, McGowan, Doyle (Jones 69, Ball 80), O'Connor, Payne, Miller, Akpan (Gibson 68), Knight-Percival, Wood, O'Brien Wright. Subs: Kenworthy, Riley, Isherwood, Goldthorp.
 
Att 11,075
 
Sent off George Miller 89
 
Goals Jonson Clarke-Harris 80 seconds. Conor Chaplin 10, Anthony O'Connor 61 & 77, Jordy Hiwula 65, Tom Bayliss 70
 
 
The talk was of not having seen Coventry City win at Valley Parade but that run ended for those of us there as the Sky Blues left with a 4-2 win and Bradford with their worst start to a season for 115 years.
 
A trip to Bradford City on a Tuesday and the Sky Blues went on the back of three wins to take on a team 23rd in the table.
 
With an injury to Jordan Willis, Dominic Hyam came in for a City side that was otherwise unchanged and it was one that was ahead after only eighty seconds when Jonson Clarke-Harris got in to head home following a David knock back after a Doyle corner at the Kop Stand end.
 
Seven minutes in and Clarke-Harris struck the woodwork for City in their all white away kit. City attacked again and won a free kick. Conor Chaplin stepped up and found the gap perfectly to send the ball into the net and the City support in the side stand into raptures.
 
Bradford, tried to play through the back but struggled with City's offside trap or shooting from long range at Lee Burge who was cheered every time he touched the ball.
 
Burge started a great move in the 38th minute which saw Dujon Sterling firing across the goal.
 
O'Connor got booked for a foul on Thomas as City controlled proceedings with Tom Davies in commanding form.
 
Straight into the second half and City were causing the home side problems with a Doyle corner that had the keeper beaten.
 
Clarke-Harris won a corner at the end of another well executed move as the City support continued to give the team some excellent backing.
 
Clarke-Harris had a 57th minute header well saved by O'Donnell as City went looking for a third goal whilst Twist N Shout rang out from the City support 
 
Tom Davies picked up a booking for City who should have been tighter as Anthony O'Connor got up to head into the far corner of the net in the 61st minute to reduce the arrears and prompt a bit of noise from the home support who had been quiet up until that point.
 
Any noise was soon coming from the Coventry support as Jordy Hiwula raced through and finished low into the net to make it 3-1.
 
Jordy Hiwula was replaced by Jodi Jones who came on for a City team which had a fourth goal in the 70th minute when Tom Bayliss created space with a powerful run and scored with a low drive.
 
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Bayliss went off to a standing ovation from the City support, who were relishing this evening in Yorkshire.
 
O'Connor scored his second of the night with a blaster from the edge of the area in the 77th minute and this lifted them a bit.
 
Bradford had a goal ruled out for handball with three minutes left which saw them down to ten men with a second bookable for George Miller and the home fans shouting cheat.
 
City had Liam Kelly booked late in the five minutes of stoppage time added on as they recorded a famous victory at Valley Parade.
 
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