Aston Villa 2 - 1 Bradford City

Match info: League Cup - Semi at Villa Park

Date: 22/01/2013 KO: 19:45 Ref: P Dowd Att: 40,193

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

A Villa

Christian Benteke 24
Andreas Weimann 89



James Hanson 55

FT (ht: 1-0)

Aggregate Score: 3-4


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  • The League Two club win 3-4 on aggregate to book their place in the final against either Swansea or Chelsea. They weathered the storm and they've got their rewards.

  • It's all over! Bradford are going to Wembley!

  • Understandably nervy defending from Bradford as they scramble to clear another Villa ball into the box...

  • There's a late Bradford corner which is taken short but Villa get it away, with Given lofting a long ball up the pitch.

  • A scissor tackle from Delph on Thompson earns him a booking as tensions run high.

  • McHugh deals with another Villa ball into the box as the hosts are frustrated again.

  • The corner very nearly falls to Bent who might've been able to slot it home from a tricky angle but it just slips past the striker.

  • Four minutes of stoppage time are added - not what Bradford will be wanting to hear. Villa win a corner on the left.

  • Turgott's risky move proved costly as it allowed Given's long kick to find Weimann, who rounded the Bradford defence to slide home into an empty net.

  • GOAL! WEIMANN FOR VILLA! 2-1 (3-4)

  • Turgott storms off on a run down the right and unleashes a cross but there's no-one there to greet it and it goes to Given.

  • Weimann charges up the pitch for Villa but is held up inside their own end. N'Zogbia takes over and slots a ball through but Duke slides out to snatch it up.

  • Another change for Bradford as Wells makes way for Blair Turgott, on loan from West Ham.

  • Villa are still trying to find something in these dying minutes as Clark lifts a long ball into the box but it's seen off by the Bradford defence.

  • Some of the Villa supporters are off home as Bradford prepare to take the corner. Vlaar does his job to deny Hanson this time.

  • Jones cuts out Ireland's ball in from the left to set up another Bradford break and Wells wins another corner.

  • Doyle gets gingerly to his feet as the Bantams prepare to take a free-kick in midfield but Clark is there to meet the long delivery towards the Villa goal.

  • N'Zogbia gets a booking after sliding in on Doyle.

  • Lowton blasts a cross into the box but Doyle gets it away at the second attempt. Vlaar tries again but it's Darby there this time to clear.


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