August 24, 2013
Wells sets new club record
Nahki Wells set a new club record, scoring both goals as Bradford beat Sheffield United 2-0 in a highly-charged Yorkshire derby at Valley Parade.
Wells broke the 51-year-old record when he put Bradford in front a minute before half-time with his eighth goal in consecutive matches in front of a crowd of 18,041 - five this season and three in the final three games last season.
The Bermudian international took a headed pass from Garry Thompson and turned the ball past Neil Collins before scoring with a low right-footed shot into the far corner.
Then, after both teams had endured narrow escapes, Wells put the result beyond doubt with Bradford's second goal thee minutes from the end, turning the ball into the net from fellow striker James Hanson's pass after Blades goalkeeper George Long had made a superb save to deny substitute Raffaele De Vita.
The visitors' best chance came in the third minute when Jamie Murphy ran on to a through pass from Lyle Taylor, but Jon McLaughlin stopped his goalbound shot with his legs. The Bradford goalkeeper also did well to deny Febian Brandy and substitute Ryan Flynn.
|Bradford City||Sheffield United|
|1 Jon McLaughlan||25 George Long|
|23 Rory McArdle||15 Neill Collins|
|3 James Meredith||29 Tony McMahon|
|2 Stephen Darby||5 Harry Maguire|
|5 Andrew Davies||20 Sean McGinty|
|18 Gary Jones||8 Michael Doyle|
|11 Garry Thompson||23 Jamie Murphy|
|14 Mark Yeates||19 Febian Brandy|
|24 Nathan Doyle||17 Conor Coady|
|9 James Hanson||26 Callum McFadzean|
|21 Nahki Wells||10 Lyle Taylor|
|12 Connor Ripley||Mark Howard 1|
|15 Matthew Taylor||Matthew Hill 6|
|16 Carl McHugh||Stephen McGinn 14|
|4 Richard Ravenhill||Darryl Westlake 2|
|17 Alan Connell||Ryan Flynn 7|
|7 Kyel Reid||Chris Porter 9|
|20 Raffaele De Vita||Joe Ironside 24|
|Kyel Reid for Mark Yeates (65)||Ryan Flynn for Callum McFadzean (46)|
|Raffaele De Vita for Garry Thompson (77)||Joe Ironside for Febian Brandy (49)|
|Richard Ravenhill for Nathan Doyle (89)||Chris Porter for Sean McGinty (82)|
|Richard Ravenhill (90)||Harry Maguire (82)|
|· Squads: Bradford City | Sheffield United|