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Bradford City Makes History, Heads to Wembley
Independent, January 23rd, 2013 11:44AM

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Bradford City made history on Tuesday, becoming the first team from England’s fourth division to reach a major cup final in more than 50 years by beating Premier League club Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate to reach the Capital One Cup final. The last time Bradford City reached a major cup final was way back in 1911, when it lifted the FA Cup.

"I said to the lads that this was a chance to make history," Bradford coach Phil Parkinson said after the game, which the Bantams actually lost 2-1, but its 3-1 first-leg victory was enough to carry the Football League Two club through on aggregate. "These players will be remembered in the history of the club," he added. "At Valley Parade there is a '1911 Lounge' named after the FA Cup win and in years to come there will be a lounge named after these players for what they have achieved in this cup run.”

Aston Villa was the third Premier League club eliminated by Bradford after Wigan Athletic and Arsenal in previous rounds. The Bantams play the winner of Chelsea and Swansea City, which play their second-leg semifinal at Stamford Bridge tonight, at Wembley on Feb. 24.

"A lot of managers never get a chance to take a team to Wembley,” Parkinson said. “It is a dream. We will savor every minute of it. In terms of tickets, Bradford would be able to sell-out the stadium twice over."  

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