Bradford city thrash Chelsea

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League One side Bradford City produced an amazing comeback from 2-0 down to beat Premier League leaders Chelsea in a thrilling FA Cup fourth-round tie.


Gary Cahill flicked Oscar’s left-wing corner in to put the Blues ahead, before Ramires doubled their lead after a one-two with team-mate Mohamed Salah.


Bradford’s Jon Stead pulled one back with an 18-yard shot and Felipe Morais side-footed in an equaliser.


Andy Halliday blasted in a third and Mark Yeates tapped in a fourth.


The game looked finished when Ramires made it 2-0 after 38 minutes, before Phil Parkinson’s side secured one of Bradford’s most memorable victories in their history.


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had said it “would be a disgrace” if they lost the game and, despite making nine changes to his starting line-up, still fielded a strong side.


They had won all 10 of their Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge, and brought on Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard as they pushed to get back into the game.


Trailing 3-2 with eight minutes left, the Blues had chances to equalise but Didier Drogba headed over and Kurt Zouma also wasted an opportunity from close range.


Then, in the 90th minute, Yeates collected Stead’s back-heel to score Bradford’s fourth as Chelsea lost at home for the first time this season.


BBC SPORT




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