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Bradford tells 'Harry Potter story'to stun Villa and enter League Cup final


10:29, January 24, 2013

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Key Words:Harry Potter; football; Champions League

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LONDON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- In a country where Harry Potter was born, the magic seems to spell on football on Tuesday evening.

Bradford, the fourth-tier league side with a gap of 60 teams between them and Aston Villa, knockout the top-flight (Premier Leauge) opponent with a stunning 4-3 aggregate victory, entering the League Cup final for the first time.

Bradford thus became the first bottom-division side in 51 years to achieve this feat since the 1961-62 season's Rochdale.

Holding a first-leg 3-1 victory to visit Villa Park, Bradford survived the early blow and was boosted by James Hanson's header, which was in either side of Villa's goals.

The 2-1 victory meant less for Villa but it was enough for their opponent to seal a final berth at Wembley on February 24 to face the winner between Swansea and Chelsea.

In England football, where a top player in Premier League side boasts a week salary of tens of thousands pounds, all the players of Bradford only cost the club 7,500 pounds in transfer market.

However, it didn't stop the Giant Killer who have seen out three Premier League teams in a row to elaborate the motto of football: The beautiful game.

For the final, based on the the West Yorkshire side's morale, the result is unpredictable.

But one thing is sure: no matter the fourth Premier League opponent or the Champions League winner, Bradford has noting to fear.

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