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  • Date:08 Jan 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance:22,245
  • Wells (18) McArdle (76)
    McHugh (87)
  • Weimann (81) Weimann (81)
Goal!

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95mins

Blair Turgott takes a short corner.

93mins

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark. Gary Jones takes a short corner.

91mins

James Hanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton. Ciaran Clark restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Carl McHugh receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

88mins

Gary Jones takes the outswinging corner, Carl McHugh finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bradford 3-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Gary Jones.

86mins

Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, Curtis Good manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Nahki Wells results in a free kick. Nathan Baker takes the free kick.

85mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.

84mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory McArdle on Christian Benteke. Graham Burke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Bent. Barry Bannan takes the direct free kick.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Will Atkinson.

82mins

Andreas Weimann gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 2-1 Aston Villa.Christian Benteke provided the assist for the goal.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ciaran Clark on Nahki Wells. Shot comes in from Nahki Wells from the free kick, Shay Given makes a comfortable save.

78mins

James Hanson takes a shot.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabian Delph on James Hanson. Fabian Delph booked. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

77mins

Gary Jones produces a cross, Rory McArdle finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Bradford 2-0 Aston Villa.Assist by Gary Jones.

76mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Gary Jones.

75mins

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Nathan Baker gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Darren Bent.

74mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

72mins

Foul by Christian Benteke on Carl McHugh, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

70mins

Blair Turgott fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

70mins

Andreas Weimann crosses the ball, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke. Darren Bent has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

65mins

Blair Turgott on for Zavon Hines.

63mins

Zavon Hines takes a shot.

63mins

The ball is delivered by Zavon Hines.

62mins

Christian Benteke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Darby. Free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

62mins

Shot from inside the area by Darren Bent clears the bar.

61mins

A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann, clearance made by Carl McHugh.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nahki Wells by Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

60mins

Andreas Weimann delivers the ball, Rory McArdle gets a block in. Corner taken by Barry Bannan from the right by-line to the near post, Carl McHugh makes a clearance.

59mins

The official flags Nahki Wells offside. Nathan Baker takes the indirect free kick.

57mins

James Hanson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

57mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor goes off and Darren Bent comes on.

55mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Carl McHugh clears the crossbar.

54mins

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, Curtis Good manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan, save by Matt Duke.

51mins

Will Atkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ciaran Clark. Free kick taken by Barry Bannan.

50mins

Barry Bannan produces a cross, Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Matt Duke. Barry Bannan takes a inswinging corner. Christian Benteke is penalised for a handball. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Centre by Barry Bannan, Christian Benteke takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a fantastic save.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Gabriel Agbonlahor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

46mins

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McArdle. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan played to the near post.

44mins

Charles N'Zogbia delivers the ball, volleyed left-footed shot by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Save made by Matt Duke.

41mins

Centre by Zavon Hines, Headed effort from deep inside the area by James Hanson misses to the right of the goal.

39mins

Zavon Hines produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

36mins

Will Atkinson delivers the ball, Nathan Baker makes a clearance. Corner taken by Gary Jones from the right by-line, James Hanson takes a shot. Clearance made by Joe Bennett.

35mins

The ball is swung over by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance made by Curtis Good.

35mins

Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Nahki Wells, the ref awards a free kick. Charles N'Zogbia takes the free kick.

34mins

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

31mins

Effort on goal by Nahki Wells from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

30mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Bannan, Christian Benteke produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

30mins

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke. Barry Bannan takes the inswinging corner, save made by Matt Duke.

28mins

Unfair challenge on James Hanson by Ciaran Clark results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Nathan Doyle, James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

28mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

27mins

The ball is crossed by Zavon Hines, James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Bannan on Will Atkinson. Nathan Doyle takes the direct free kick.

21mins

Barry Bannan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Curtis Good.

20mins

Fabian Delph fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Bannan restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, Zavon Hines takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark. A goal is scored by Nahki Wells from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Zavon Hines.

17mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Darby. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

16mins

Stephen Darby crosses the ball, save made by Shay Given.

15mins

Nathan Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Bannan from left wing.

13mins

The official flags Christian Benteke offside. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

13mins

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

12mins

Effort from 25 yards by Charles N'Zogbia. Save made by Matt Duke.

11mins

Zavon Hines delivers the ball, save made by Shay Given.

11mins

Zavon Hines produces a cross, clearance by Ciaran Clark.

9mins

Charles N'Zogbia produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Carl McHugh gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan from the right by-line to the near post, Christian Benteke has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

8mins

Corner taken by Barry Bannan from the right by-line, Christian Benteke produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

8mins

Nahki Wells delivers the ball, save made by Shay Given.

6mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a brilliant save.

4mins

Gary Jones has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

3mins

Nahki Wells takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Nathan Baker.

Match Preview

Parkinson wants to make a statement Bradford manager Phil Parkinson is hoping the Capital One Cup semi-final clash with Aston Villa will remind the nation that the West Yorkshire club are on their way back up. The spotlight shone brightly on the Bantams during one of their finest hours last month when the 110-year-old npower League Two club stunned Arsenal in a thrilling penalty shoot-out triumph in the quarter-finals. It has been a long 13 years since Bradford escaped relegation on the final day of the 1999/2000 season to survive a second campaign in the Premier League after a famous 1-0 home win over Liverpool. The Bantams were relegated the following season and then followed a calamitous slide into administration (twice) and English football's basement division. From top to bottom in seven forgettable seasons. But not only were mighty Arsenal conquered in the previous round, top-flight Wigan also succumbed to Parkinson's penalty shoot-out kings, while Gianfranco Zola's Watford were undone by two late goals at Vicarage Road in round two and the former Colchester, Hull and Charlton manager wants to give the whole city something to cheer again. "That's really important for us," said Parkinson, 45. "It's a big club, a sleeping giant and we're trying to reawaken it. "The win against Arsenal certainly reminded everybody that Bradford City is up and running and starting to get going again. Another really good performance would be great for the city again." The Bradford manager accepts a two-legged tie favours Paul Lambert's Villa, but knows what it takes to beat Premier League opposition. "We've just shown the lads some footage from the Arsenal game, to remind them of the discipline and the shape of the team and how well we worked as a unit in that game," he said. "But also, when we won the ball back we played with a calmness and that's important because we know that if you keep giving Premier League teams the ball back, it becomes a long night. "We've got to be up for the game, committed, we've got to use the crowd to take us on to another level, but also we've got to play with that composure and calmness in possession." Bradford winger Kyel Reid and defender Carl McHugh could return to the starting line-up. Reid, who returned from a two-and-a-half week lay-off due to a groin injury in mid-December, has been used sparingly by Parkinson in recent weeks, while McHugh returned to the substitutes' bench in Saturday's league defeat at Barnet following a calf strain. Winger Garry Thompson remains sidelined with knee ligament damage and both striker James Hanson and Australian defender James Meredith are doubtful. Hanson sustained a knock at Barnet, so Alan Connell is on stand-by, and Meredith is still struggling with the after-effects of the virus that ruled him out at the weekend. Defenders Luke Oliver (ruptured Achilles) and Andrew Davies (knee) remain long-term absentees. Meanwhile, Lambert believes reaching a Wembley final this season would be an "absolutely phenomenal" achievement for his young side. Villa have experienced mixed fortunes so far in what is a transitional first season under Lambert, with top-flight experience at a premium in the Scot's squad. The starting line-up against Swansea recently had an average age of just 23 years and 120 days with a number of players having been brought through the academy or recruited from the lower leagues. They currently sit two places and one point above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, but there remains a feel-good factor around Villa Park, not least with the team in the FA Cup fourth round and two matches away from a possible place in the Capital One Cup final. They meet Bradford knowing they are heavy favourites to overcome the League Two outfit. Regardless of the level of opposition, though, Lambert knows reaching the final would be huge for the club. "For this club to get to Wembley again would be extraordinary," he said. "In a one-off game there you just never know what could happen. "To get there I think every player would tell you would be absolutely phenomenal." Asked whether it would surpass any of his previous achievements, the former Scotland international said: "I think it would, yes. "I never view it as any great achievement on my own behalf. It's the players and the fans. I never really look at myself and think `I'm going to do that' because it is irrelevant. The important thing is what happens to this club and the players." Lambert will be without Marc Albrighton (metatarsal) after his knock against Ipswich while Ashley Westwood, Ron Vlaar and Richard Dunne are still unavailable.

Formation:442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

  • Matt Duke
  • Stephen Darby
  • Rory McArdle
  • Carl McHugh
  • Curtis Good
  • Zavon Hines
  • Gary Jones
  • Nathan Doyle
  • Will Atkinson
  • Nahki Wells
  • James Hanson
  • SUBS
  • Jon McLaughlin
  • Ricky Ravenhill
  • Kyel Reid
  • Ritchie Jones
  • Ross Hannah
  • Alan Connell
  • Blair Turgott

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