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Sunday 20 August 2017

Bradford run comes to end

Bradford City's Stephen Darby applauds fans at the end as Reading fans invade the pitch
Bradford City's Stephen Darby applauds fans at the end as Reading fans invade the pitch

Reading outclassed 10-man Bradford in their FA Cup quarter-final replay to set up a Wembley semi-final date against holders Arsenal.

The two sides shared a goalless draw in the original tie at Valley Parade but Reading were the better side in last night's replay, sealing a comfortable 3-0 win to reach their first semi-final since 1927.

Hal Robson-Kanu's header put the Royals in front with the game's first chance and the impressive Garath McCleary saw a shot deflected in on nine minutes.

Any hope the Bantams had of completing a comeback was made more difficult when Felipe Morais was shown a straight red card for a high foot on Nathaniel Chalobah. And Chelsea loanee Chalobah set up Jamie Mackie (pictured), who hammered home a third for the hosts.

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