Date: 26th November 2017 at 8:31pm
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Bradford collected a seventh away win of the season when winning at League One leaders Shrewsbury on Saturday.

After a goalless first half the deadlock was broken ahead of the hour when on-loan Newcastle midfielder Alex Gilliead saw his cross deflected past his own goalkeeper by defender Aristote Nsiala.

This victory followed up a recent against another side chasing automatic promotion, Wigan, which was a ‘different game’ to the one against the Latics but no less pleasing for Stuart McCall.

He told Telegraph & Argus post-match: ‘It is a fantastic result. They are top of the league for a reason. They are really hard to play against – fit and strong. It was a different game to the Wigan one. It was big pitch and we wanted to get the ball down and play but they were stopping us.’

Adding: ‘We had some decent moments in first half but we said at half-time we had to focus because one goal was going to win it. We defended really well at a tough place to come so I am naturally delighted.’

It needed City to be ‘dogged, resilient, hardworking and doing your job’ with the ‘dirty stuff’ also something McCall felt we did well.

Beating the better sides hasn’t been a problem for the Bantams this season, it’s the so-called lesser sides we’ve struggled against, especially at Valley Parade.

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