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Parkinson savours moment of history

Parkinson savours moment of history (©GettyImages)
Parkinson savours moment of history (©GettyImages).

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson believes his players will go down in history in the same way as the club's 1911 FA Cup-winning side after they reached the Capital One Cup final.

The npower League Two outfit overcame Barclays Premier League side Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate despite losing the second leg 2-1 at Villa Park. Former shelf-stacker James Hanson scored the decisive second-leg goal to set up a final meeting with either Swansea or Chelsea. Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann netted for Villa.

Parkinson said: "We said to the lads before that there was a chance to make history but, while we knew that, we had to focus on the key elements in the game to get us there. I felt we certainly did that in the second half. These lads will be remembered in the history of Bradford City for years to come."

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