Bradford in 'dreamland' after booking Wembley date

Midfielder Gary Jones said he was "lost for words" and described it as a "magical day", while chairman Mark Lawn said he would happily take on either Chelsea or Swansea City in the February 24 final.

updated: January 23, 2013 11:16 IST
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Birmingham: Bradford City's players struggled to suppress their amazement after pulling off an astonishing 4-3 aggregate win over Premier League Aston Villa to reach the League Cup final.

Bradford, from English football's fourth division, had already eliminated Arsenal and Wigan Athletic earlier in the competition and they stood on the brink of the final after winning 3-1 in the first leg.

They were made to endure a nervy finish at Villa Park, however, with Andreas Weimann's 89th-minute goal taking Villa to within one goal of forcing extra time before the final whistle sounded to confirm Bradford's ticket to Wembley.

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