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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 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 17 +19 36
3 Barnsley 17 +17 34
4 Peterborough United 18 +11 34
5 Luton Town 18 +12 32
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Blackpool 17 +4 28
8 Doncaster Rovers 18 +2 28
9 Coventry City 18 +1 28
10 Accrington Stanley 18 0 28
11 Walsall 18 -5 26
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Burton Albion 17 +1 24
14 Southend United 18 -2 23
15 Wycombe Wanderers 18 -1 22
16 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 21
17 Scunthorpe United 18 -10 21
18 Rochdale 18 -10 20
19 Gillingham 18 -4 18
20 Oxford United 18 -6 18
21 Bristol Rovers 18 -1 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 18 -16 11
24 Bradford City 18 -19 11