Bradford manager Phil Parkinson did his best to put a lid on expectation but claimed his side's 3-1 Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg win over Aston Villa at Valley Parade topped their triumph over Arsenal in the previous round.

Parkinson's npower League Two side performed more cup heroics in front of another full house to claim a third win against Barclays Premier League opposition in the competition and give themselves a real chance of fulfilling a sensational Wembley dream.

But Parkinson refused to be swept away by the occasion, saying: "It was important we got the message across to the lads at the end of the game and equally be respectful to Villa because in two weeks' time we've got to go down to Villa Park and do it all again."

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