Bradford stun Aston Villa

  • AFP, Bradford
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  • Updated: Jan 10, 2013 02:01 IST

Fourth-tier Bradford City continued their extraordinary League Cup journey by upsetting Premier League Aston Villa 3-1 in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday.

Nahki Wells, Rory McArdle and Carl McHugh scored for the hosts at a raucous Valley Parade, with Andreas Weimann replying for Villa, as the Yorkshire club closed on a first major final since their FA Cup success in 1911.

Bradford have already accoun-ted for Wigan Athletic and Arsen-al in this season's competition and are bidding to become the first team from the English fourth division to reach the League Cup final since Rochdale in 1962.

Result:
Bradford: 3     Aston Villa: 1
N Wells: 19    A Weimann: 82
R McArdle: 77
C McHugh: 88

 

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