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FA Cup 2nd Round: Peterborough beat Bradford City in 8 goal thriller
Source On Tuesday night when everyone was busy with watching the Champions League matches, Peterborough beat over their league one opponent Bradford City in the 8 goal thriller in the 2nd round of FA Cup. Yesterday, At Northern Commercials Stadium, the visitor team Peterborough United won over the Bradford City in a penalty shoot-out after the match ended 4-4 draw in regular+ 30-minute extra time. The win sends the league one team Peterborough to the 3rd round of FA Cup. Peterborough is currently in 4th position in League One while Bradford City is at the last position of League One. Bradford City who scored the two late goals from Kelvin Mellor and Luca Colville to level the match in the reverse fixture at ABAX stadium on December 1 to replay this fixture yesterday. Yesterday, Bradford failed to keep their lead at last and concede the late equalizing goal in the 84th minute of the match. In the penalty shootout, Peterborough won the match by 3-2. In this high scoring match, there was no time for supporters to turn their head. Total 57(Bradford 35, Peterborough 22) shots with an average of nearly 1 shot in every two minutes were made from both teams in 120 minutes. The match highlight of their reverse fixture Match Analysis First Half: Just like their reverse fixture, Peterborough took the leads from Ivan Toney’s brilliant goal in the 18th minute, he scored from the centre of the ground in a quickly taken free-kick which beat Bradford’s goalkeeper and went into Bradford's goal post. Then just two minutes later visitor team extends their lead to two goals, Ivan Toney scored his second goal of the match in a beautiful cross from Marcus Maddison inside the box. After conceding the second goal, home team Bradford reacted quickly and pulled one goal back within two minutes, George Miller scored the goal in rebound after David Ball’s shot strike on the post. Then just before the end of the first half, Peterborough scored the goal and restored their two-goal lead. This time Marcus Maddison who assisted the second goal scored the easy goal on rebound. The first half ended Bradford City 1 – Peterborough United 3. Second Half: The home team continuously started to attack in search of a comeback goal. In the 53rd minute, David Ball scored the 2nd goal for Bradford City and narrowed the Peterborough lead to one goal. Just 5 minute later, Bradford level the match from Paul Caddis goal and made the scoreline 3-3. In the 72nd minute, Bradford took the lead first time in the match. George Miller scored his second goal of the match in Jack Payne’s corner to hand the lead for Bradford City. In the late stage of the match, Ivan Toney scored the equalising goal for Peterboroug from the header to complete his hat-trick and kept the away supporter’s hope alive. Marcus Maddison completed his second assist of the match. The second half ended to 4-4 draw and match went into the extra time. Extra Time: In extra time, both teams searched for the winning goal and pushed at forward. Unfortunately, no teams found the winner at Extra time and match went to the penalty shootout. Penalty Shootout: In a penalty shootout Peterborough keeper Conor O’Malley saved Bradford’s 3 Penalties and helped his team to reach in the 3rd round of FA cup. The detail of penalty shoot-out is as Match Stats: Match Highlight: Highlight of the match
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