Blackpool 4 Bradford City 1

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Last updated : 28 October 2006
Wes Hoolahan was the star of the show as Blackpool steamrollered woeful Bradford City at Bloomfield Road.

The tricky winger inspired the Seasiders' comfortable 4-1 victory by scoring one goal and creating the other three.

The 23-year-old former Livingston midfielder started the move which led to David Fox rifling the opening goal into the top corner of the Bantams net and, just before half-time, Hoolahan stroked home a penalty after Andy Morrell had been fouled in the box by Jermaine Johnson.

Hoolahan created two more goals after the break - both for Scottish striker Keigan Parker.

The first came from a delicate flick into the penalty area which Parker slotted beneath City keeper Donovan Ricketts and Parker's second came from a long throughball by Hoolahan.

Below-par Bradford, who started the match brightly enough, lost their way after the break and towards the end their fans chanted: "You're not fit to wear the shirt."

Jermaine Johnson managed a late consolation for City, firing low into the net when the home defence had gone AWOL, but things went from bad to worse for the visitors in stoppage-time.

Joe Brown, who was only in the side after David Graham pulled out at the last minute, was sent off after a clash with Blackpool centre-half Michael Jackson.

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