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York City topple penalty kings Bradford City in Capital One Cup Round 1

12 August 2015

York City were one of a number of sides to cause an upset in Round 1 of this season's Capital One Cup, with the side from Sky Bet League 2 knocking out Bradford City.

Bradford sit a tier above the Minstermen, and the manner of the defeat was perhaps even more surprising considering the Bantams' recent exploits in cup competition.

The match at Bootham Crescent finished 2-2 after extra-time, with a Luke Summerfield penalty and a James Berrett free-kick for York sandwiched in between goals from Christopher Routis and James Hanson.

However, the hosts advanced 7-6 on penalties with Josh Carson converting the decisive effort – finally ending Bradford's record-breaking run in shoot-outs.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 1 review

A sequence of nine successive penalty shoot-out wins began in 2009 with a Johnstone's Paint Trophy triumph over Notts County, defeating the Magpies 3-2 on spot-kicks. Liverpool had previously held the record with seven consecutive successes, but Bradford eased past that total over the next three years.

Port Vale, Hartlepool United, Wigan Athletic, Northampton Town and, most famously, Arsenal were among their victims en route to the record, along with wins over Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United.

But one more victory against local opposition proved beyond them, as York kept their nerve from 12 yards to advance to Round 2.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 2 draw information

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