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Chelsea 2 Bradford City 4: League One outfit dump out Premier League leaders

Chelsea 2 Bradford City 4: League One outfit dump out Premier League leaders

League One Bradford City complete one of the great FA Cup shocks, winning 4-2 at Stamford Bridge after being two goals down.

Bradford City produced a remarkable fightback to record one of the most stunning FA Cup shocks as Chelsea were beaten 4-2 at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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First-half goals from Gary Cahill and Ramires looked to have put the Premier League leaders on course for a comfortable victory on Saturday, but League One promotion-hopefuls Bradford had other ideas.

Jonathan Stead pulled a goal back before the break and midfielder Filipe Morais, who left Chelsea during Jose Mourinho’s first reign at the London club due to a lack of first-team football, equalised 15 minutes from time.

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But there was yet more drama when Andy Halliday put Phil Parkinson’s side in front in the 82nd minute, and Mark Yeates added a fourth in stoppage time to consign Chelsea to their first home defeat of the season, ending their hopes of winning the quadruple.

Mourinho named a much-changed side with a League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool and a crunch league clash with Manchester City to consider over the coming week and, despite bringing on Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard, he was unable to avoid an embarrassing defeat.

Teenage defender Andreas Christensen made only his second competitive start for Chelsea as Mourinho made nine changes to the side which drew at Liverpool in midweek, with Cahill and John Obi Mikel the only men to retain their places.

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  • osayande pius 7 years ago

    i couldnt eat wen i saw d result. It came as a surprise to me. No team is small anymore