Wigan 0 Bradford 0 (AET, 2-4 on pens): Brave Bantams hold on to reach quarters
23:30 GMT, 30 October 2012
Twice this season Bradford have won in extra-time to progress in this competition.
Here they left it even later, beating Premier League Wigan in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years.
Safe hands: Matt Duke saves Jordi Gomez's spot-kick
Gutted: Shaun Maloney reflects on his missed penalty
Wigan: Al Habsi, Ramis, Watson, Lopez, Stam (Orsula 120), Fyvie, Jones, Redmond (Beausejour 77), Gomez, Boselli, McManaman (Maloney 77). Subs not used: Pollitt, Kone, Golobart, Kiernan.
Booked: Jones, Thompson, Lopez.
Bradford: Duke, Darby, McHugh, McArdle, Meredith, Hines (Baker 101), Thompson (Gary Jones 56), Doyle, Atkinson, Wells (Connell 65), Hanson. Subs not used: McLaughlin, Brown, Bass, Swain.
Booked: McHugh, Darby.
Referee: Roger East.
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The League Two side converted all
four of their attempts and did not need to take a fifth when first Shaun
Maloney hooked his effort over the bar and then Jordi Gomez saw his
spot-kick saved by Matt Duke.
It sparked scenes of wild celebration
in the rain among Bradford's 5,000 travelling fans who had already seen
Phil Parkinson's side knock out Burton Albion and Notts County in
extra-time in the earlier rounds, as well as beating Watford with a 90th
Defeat to the lowest ranked team left
in the competition means Wigan have now gone out to lower league
opposition in six of the last nine season.
When Ivan Ramis had a header ruled
out for offside in the 10 minute, Roberto Martinez's side could never
have imagined that they would have such trouble putting the ball in the
back of the net again.
Fine chance: Bradford's Make Duke denies Wigan's Mauro Boselli
Hot tickets: A sparse home crowd attended the fourth round fixture
Not surprisingly they dominated and
had a total of 22 shots on goal, but Gomez and Mauro Boselli – whose
only starts and goals this season have come in this competition – were
guilty of some glaring misses, while Duke came to the rescue on several
Bradford rarely threatened another
upset but Nahki Wells gave Wigan a scare in the first half when he
connected with a cross by Zavon Hines and hooked his volley well wide of
Eyes on the ball: James Hanson watches as Wigan's Adrian Lopez clears his lines
Hot pursuit: Bradford's James Meredith gets to grips with Callum McManaman
The outstanding Hines then raced
nearly the full length of the field in the 75th minute, shortly after
receiving treatment for a clash of heads, only to be denied a fantastic
goal when Ali Al Habsi blocked with his legs.
It was the Wigan keeper's first real save of the night.
On hand: Meredith deals with the threat of Boselli
Going to ground: Bradford's Nathan Doyle falls after David Jones' challenge
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Painful viewing: A steward and the Wigan mascot observe proceedings