Chelsea 2-4 Bradford City

Chelsea surrendered a 2-0 lead to League One highflyers Bradford City, in one of the greatest cup shocks in recent memory.

The Bantams brought 6,000 fans to Stamford Bridge, and it was that wall of noise that inspired City to a fantastic comeback, and secured them a place in the 5th round of the FA Cup.

A fantastic close-range save from Petr Cech kept the game scoreless, before Gary Cahill opened the scoring for the Blues. Ramires doubled Chelsea’s lead just before halftime after a neat counter-attack.

Bradford were not going to roll over though, with striker Jon Stead firing in a powerful left foot shot past Cech sending the teams in at halftime with Chelsea winning 2-1.

It was Bradford who started the second half the strongest, with a string of half-chances putting pressure on a generally youthful Chelsea defence. Former Chelsea winger Felipe Morais grabbed an equaliser for Bradford. The remarkable comeback was completed when a smart side-foot finish from Andy Halliday gave the Bantams a 3-2 lead, and Mark Yeates rounded off the scoring in injury time, with a good finish past Cech, to send the loud travelling support into raptures.

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