Date: 20th January 2016 at 3:39pm
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The Bradford run in the FA Cup is over for another year after the third round replay penalty shootout defeat against Bury at Valley Parade on Tuesday.

Bradford aren’t going to repeat the heroics of wins of Premier League sides such as Chelsea and Sunderland this season as the FA Cup dream is now over after a four-two shootout defeat.

Following a goalless 90-minutes, which had seen Josh Morris denied a goal by the post, that had seen Bury play more than a half with only 10-men with Nathan Cameron sent off in the first half, this tie went into extra time.

During the extra 30-minutes Danny Pugh was denied a Bury winner by the woodwork with a penalty shootout needed after the nil-nil draw. With both Steve Davies and Devante Cole missing for Bradford it was Jacob Mellis who scored the decisive spot kick to put Bury through.

These were the other third round results.

Monday 18th January 2016
Newport 1-2 Blackburn

Tuesday 19th January 2016
Aston Villa 2-0 Wycombe
Bradford 0-0 Bury (2-4 on penalties)
Bristol City 0-1 West Brom
MK Dons 3-0 Northampton
Portsmouth 2-1 Ipswich
Yeovil 1-1 Carlisle (4-5 on penalties)
Bolton 3-2 Eastleigh
Reading 5-2 Huddersfield

These, all replays, are yet to be played.

Wednesday 20th January 2016
Leicester v Tottenham 19:45
Liverpool v Exeter 20:00

Some interesting results, with some upsets of sorts, but on the whole those expected to go through did go through to remain in the competition! Well, I would say anyway.

But the stand out result (so far), with them causing an upset to progress, has to be the win for Portsmouth beating Ipswich two-one at Fratton Park to see the League 2 side into the next round at the expense of the Championship outfit to keep those cup dreams alive!

Following the defeat we know our FA Cup run is over so it’ll be a case of ‘concentrating on the league’ and securing promotion.

Bradford are back in action at the weekend when heading to Port Vale.

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