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New York Stadium (ATT 9,228) 11th April 2014 - Kick off 19:52

Rotherham Rotherham United vs Bradford City Bradford

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Sky Bet League One: Rotherham held to a 0-0 draw by Bradford City on Friday

Last Updated: 12/04/14 11:14am

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Rotherham 0 Bradford 0

Kari Arnason missed a glorious late chance as Rotherham were held to a 0-0 draw by Bradford in Sky Bet League One on Friday.

Both teams had their chances in a pulsating second half - but the best chance of the game came on 90 minutes, when Arnason met a corner but steered a powerful header inches over the crossbar at New York Stadium.

The Millers, who are now destined to miss out on automatic promotion, dominated the Yorkshire derby but came up against a side who put 10 men behind the ball in a bid to nullify the Football League's joint top scorers.

After a bright Bradford opening, where Jon Stead fired over a good chance, it was all Rotherham and Alex Revell blazed over a rebound from Ben Pringle's saved shot, before the striker was just unable to get on the end Kieran Agard's cross-shot.

The second half followed a similar pattern as Rotherham peppered their visitors' goal with attacks.

Michael O'Connor hit the upright with a free-kick that evaded everyone, with Nicky Adams seeing his follow-up effort blocked, while Pringle and then James Tavernier were denied by City goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

One of their best chances came with 20 minutes remaining when Revell's knock down found Haris Vuckic in yards of space, but he lazily chipped over.

When Arnason planted a firm header over the bar at the end, Rotherham were denied a deserved seventh successive victory over the Bantams.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 13 28
3 Notts County 14 26
4 Peterborough United 15 26
5 Sheffield United 14 26
6 Oldham Athletic 15 25
7 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
8 Rochdale 14 23
9 Swindon Town 13 23
10 Chesterfield 14 19
11 Fleetwood Town 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Leyton Orient 14 15
19 Walsall 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12

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