Bradford 2-2 Sheff Utd- Match Report

Sheffield United recover to claim a point at BradfordSheffield United fought back to share the points with a 2-2 draw in a stirring Yorkshire derby in front of a bumper 19,317 crowd at Valley Parade.Bradford dominated the first 30 minutes and deservedly went ahead in the 33rd minute through left-back James Meredith.Winger Paul Anderson swung the ball into the goalmouth from the left and Devante Cole managed to flick the ball into the path of Meredith, who lobbed it over Mark Howard as the Blades goalkeeper dived at his feet.The goal gave the Bantams a 1-0 half-time lead and they went further in front after 47 minutes through Cole, for his third goal in four matches.Cole managed to get goal-side of David Edgar after chasing a long through ball from Gary Liddle and the Blades defender had the misfortune to see his attempted clearance rebound off the Bradford striker and into the net.The visitors pulled a goal back after 66 minutes when a long throw from substitute Craig Alcock found Chris Basham, whose header looped over the head of Bradford debutant goalkeeper Brad Jones and four minutes later leading scorer Billy Sharp scored the equaliser, his fifth goal in five matches.The Bradford defence failed to cut out a long ball into the box from substitute Jose Baxter and, although Jones saved Sharp's first shot he could not stop the rebound.Bradford, who are unbeaten in five matches, nearly snatched the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time when James Hanson saw his header cleared off the line by the head of Baxter

It proved to be the last incident of the match

Source : PA

Source: PA