Bradford 3 Aston Villa 1 match report

Bradford 3 Aston Villa 1: Inspired Bantams on the verge of Wembley after sinking Villa

PUBLISHED:

21:38 GMT, 8 January 2013

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UPDATED:

21:38 GMT, 8 January 2013

An inspired performance from Bradford moved them closer to a trip to Wembley as they beat Aston Villa 3-1 in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.

Nahki Wells opened the scoring in the 19th minute when he latched onto Zavon Hines’s deflected shot before Rory McArdle’s second-half header had the League Two side dreaming.

Andreas Weimann scored a late away goal for the Premier League side but Carl McHugh's header soon after gave the League Two side a two-goal lead going into the second leg at Villa Park on January 22.

More to follow

Opener: Wells gave Bradford the lead in the 19th minute

Opener: Wells gave Bradford the lead in the 19th minute

Shirty: The Bermudan striker celebrated by revealing a message

Shirty: The Bermudan striker celebrated by revealing a message

Shirty: The Bermudan striker celebrated by revealing a message

MATCH FACTS

Bradford: Duke, Darby, McArdle, McHugh, Good, Hines (Turgott 66), Gary Jones, Doyle, Atkinson, Wells, Hanson.

Subs not used: McLaughlin, Ravenhill, Reid, Ritchie Jones, Hannah, Connell.

Goals: Wells 19, McArdle 77, McHugh 88.

Booked: McHugh

Aston Villa: Given, Lowton, Clark, Baker, Bennett, Agbonlahor (Bent 57, Burke 85), Delph, Bannan, N'Zogbia, Benteke, Weimann.

Subs not used: Guzan, Ireland, Stevens, Lichaj, Carruthers.

Goal: Weimann 82.

Booked: N'Zogbia, Delph.

Att:

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)