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Bradford script fairytale story, enter League Cup final

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 07:40 hrs

London, Jan 23 (IANS) Fourth tier football club Bradford scripted a fairytale victory, knocking out Premier League club Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate, entering the League Cup final for the first time

Bradford, which has a gap of 60 teams between them and Aston Villa, thus became the first bottom-division side in 51 years to achieve this feat since the 1961-62 season, reports Xinhua.

Going into the second leg at Villa Park, Bradford held a 3-1 lead.

The minnows went down a goal early and it seemed Bradford's bubble would finally burst, James Hanson's header gave the fourth tier side the crucial away goal.

The 2-1 victory meant less for Villa but it was enough for their opponent to seal a final berth at Wembley Feb 24 to face the winner between Swansea and Chelsea.

In England football, where a top player in Premier League side boasts a weekly salary of tens of thousands pounds, all the players of Bradford only cost the club 7,500 pounds in transfer market.




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