Feb 1, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Molineux
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
2-0
BradfordBradford City
McDonald (45'), Dicko (57')
Sako (59'), Clarke (63')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Doyle (20')
Doyle (28')

Result: Wolverhampton Wanderers go second with Bradford City win

Wolverhampton Wanderers move into the automatic promotion places in League One with a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man Bradford City.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have moved into the automatic promotion places in League One with a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man Bradford City at Molineux.

Kevin McDonald fired the hosts into a 1-0 half-time lead with seconds remaining in the first half, with Nouha Dicko later doubling the advantage to ensure that Kenny Jackett's men move ahead of Leyton Orient, who succumbed to a last-gasp 2-1 defeat away to Rotherham.

Wolves' route to victory became significantly easier after just 28 minutes when Nathan Doyle was given his marching order for a late challenge on McDonald that earned him his second yellow card.

Consequently, City boss Phil Parkinson opted to replace striker Aaron McLean with midfielder Chris Atkinson but, despite the numerical disadvantage - and the lack of a striker on the field - it was the Bantams who came closest to opening the scoring.

Adam Reach was played through on goal by Matthew Bates, but he could only watch his effort cannon off the crossbar.

Three minutes into stoppage time the West Midlands outfit found the breakthrough through McDonald.

Dicko secured the points midway through the second half, bundling Bakary Sako's cross into the net for the second goal of the match.

Cody McDonald of Gillingham battles with Sam Ricketts of Wolves during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Priestfield Stadium on January 3, 2014
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