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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 44 +47 91
2 Barnsley 44 +41 88
3 Portsmouth 43 +33 86
4 Sunderland 43 +35 84
5 Charlton Athletic 44 +27 82
6 Doncaster Rovers 44 +16 69
7 Peterborough United 43 +9 66
8 Coventry City 44 +2 64
9 Blackpool 44 +2 62
10 Burton Albion 44 +10 60
11 Oxford United 44 -4 59
12 Fleetwood Town 43 +6 57
13 Gillingham 44 -12 52
14 Accrington Stanley 44 -20 51
15 Rochdale 44 -30 51
16 Bristol Rovers 44 -4 50
17 Shrewsbury Town 44 -8 50
18 Wycombe Wanderers 44 -12 50
19 Southend United 44 -13 47
20 Plymouth Argyle 44 -21 47
21 AFC Wimbledon 44 -22 46
22 Scunthorpe United 44 -28 46
23 Walsall 44 -25 43
24 Bradford City 44 -29 37