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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Antoni Sarcevic (34')
  • Charlie Wyke (90')

Antoni Sarcevic effort enough as Plymouth edge Bradford and move into play-offs

Derek Adams' Plymouth Argyle extended their League One winning streak to six games with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over play-off chasing rivals Bradford City, who finished with 10 men.
Argyle took the lead when Antoni Sarcevic swept in from the right and let fly with a rising drive that took a deflection to beat City goalkeeper Colin Doyle.
Earlier Doyle had made a fine save to deny in-form Argyle attacker Ruben Lameiras.
Bradford responded well with Paul Taylor twice forcing saves from Plymouth stopper Remi Matthews.
The first half ended with Argyle in the ascendancy, boosted by Sarcevic's goal and a stinging Lameiras low drive that flew inches wide.
Argyle playmaker Graham Carey came close to doubling the home side's advantage at the start of the second half but shot over after beating three players in the box.
A brilliant Bradford goal-line block by skipper Romain Vincelot denied Sarcevic as he let fly from close range after latching on to Sonny Bradley's nod down from a Carey corner.
Bantams striker Charlie Wyke was sent off following a straight red card in the last minute of normal time after an aerial challenge with Bradley.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 38 +41 80
2 Barnsley 38 +36 75
3 Sunderland 37 +30 73
4 Portsmouth 38 +25 71
5 Charlton Athletic 38 +18 67
6 Doncaster Rovers 37 +15 57
7 Coventry City 38 +1 56
8 Peterborough United 38 +4 55
9 Blackpool 38 -1 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 +8 52
11 Burton Albion 38 +4 50
12 Plymouth Argyle 38 -12 45
13 Bristol Rovers 37 0 44
14 Wycombe Wanderers 38 -11 44
15 Accrington Stanley 36 -11 44
16 Gillingham 38 -12 44
17 Scunthorpe United 38 -18 44
18 Shrewsbury Town 38 -8 43
19 Oxford United 38 -10 43
20 Southend United 38 -8 42
21 Walsall 38 -18 42
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 -21 39
23 Rochdale 37 -31 38
24 Bradford City 38 -21 36