Thursday, August 22, 2013

22 August 2006 - Technically, They're Not "Wins," But Try Telling Them That

On 22 August 2006, Bradford City lost to Carlisle in a penalty shootout, notable for the fact that it was their last such loss in seven years (and counting).

The game was in the first round of the League Cup. It ended 1-1 after extra time, forcing a penalty shootout that Carlisle won 4-3. Since then, however, Bradford have won an English-record nine straight shootouts. Although they were in League Two for all of them, their wins include a couple of upsets over Premier League teams Wigan and Arsenal.

  • 2-2 (3-2) over Notts County in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on 6 October 2009;
  • 2-2 (5-4) over Port Vale in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on 10 November 2009;
  • 0-0 (3-1) over Sheffield Wednesday in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on 30 August 2011;
  • 2-2 (4-3) over Huddersfield the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on 4 October 2011;
  • 1-1 (6-5) over Sheffield United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on 8 November 2011;
  • 0-0 (3-2) over Hartlepool in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on 9 October 2012;
  • 0-0 (4-2) over Wigan in the League Cup on 30 October 2012;
  • 3-3 (4-2) over Northampton in the FA Cup on 13 November 2012; and
  • 1-1 (3-2) over Arsenal in the League Cup on 11 December 2012.

Now in League One, Bradford hopes to continue the streak, which remains an active English record.


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