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FA Cup: Chelsea 2-4 Bradford

Bantams strike back to beat Chelsea

Bradford brilliantly responded from two goals down to win 4-2 at Chelsea and dump the Barclays Premier League leaders out of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.

League One City, who were 2-0 down after 38 minutes, claimed the biggest scalp of their recent giant-killing exploits to advance to the fifth round and end Chelsea’s hopes of challenging for an unprecedented quadruple.

Chelsea reject Filipe Morais levelled the fourth-round tie with 15 minutes to go before Jon Stead, the scorer of City’s first, teed up Andy Halliday for the winner eight minutes from time.

And substitute Mark Yeates tucked in a stoppage-time fourth to inflict the Blues’ first home loss this season and spark jubilant celebrations from Phil Parkinson’s visitors.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said it would be a “disgrace” if his side exited the competition to the League One Bantams, who beat Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to the 2013 League Cup final, where they were beaten by Swansea.

But Mourinho’s men were distinctly second best and not even the introduction of Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Willian off the substitutes’ bench could rescue the tie.

It was the first time Chelsea have lost to lower-league opposition at home since 1995 against Millwall.

Chelsea made nine changes with Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool in mind, but still fielded a team full of talent worth an estimated £98million. The fees for Bradford’s starting XI totalled £7,500.

The Blues must now regroup for their midweek clash with the Reds and next Saturday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City.

FA Cup: Halifax 1-2 Bradford

Bradford City had to come from behind to win their FA Cup first round West Yorkshire derby with Conference high fliers FC Halifax Town at The Shay.

Halifax looked on course for a shock when Lois Maynard stabbed home at the near post past a helpless Ben Williams.

But two goals in three early second-half minutes from Jon Stead and Filipe Morais turned the tie on its head.

Billy Clarke was involved each time, setting up Stead to level before Morais struck the winner on 53 minutes.

The half-time substitute threaded in Stead, who rounded Matt Glennon before slotting home.

Clarke then fed Morais, whose thumping strike across goal gave the keeper no chance, as City ended a five-match winless streak..

Maynard had earlier put the Shaymen in front after just three minutes when he turned in Paul Marshall’s corner – and the same combination almost crafted a second on 34 minutes.

But Maynard’s header from Marshall’s hanging cross was saved superbly at point-blank range by Williams.

An unmarked Scott Boden then missed a great opportunity on 40 minutes, shooting over from Richard Peniket’s low cross.

And the misses proved costly as Clarke’s half-time introduction inspired the Bantams into reaching Monday evening’s televised draw.

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