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Wigan suffered penalty shoot out embarrassment as they crashed out of the League Cup to League Two Bradford City.
Latics made four changes from their last League Cup outing, including first starts for Danny Redmond and Fraser Fyvie, while in-form Ivan Ramis was handed the captaincy.
It was a frantic start and Ramis thought he’d put Latics infront after 10 minutes, but his header from Jordi Gomez’s free kick was ruled out for off side.
Mauro Boselli also spurned a great early chance and Bradford took that as their cue to settle themselves into the game. Without creating any great chances, they looked comfortable, as the home side struggled to create too many clear cut chances themselves.
Jordi Gomez went close to breaking the deadlock on the stroke of half time, but as the interval came and went, the game continued in the same vein, with Wigan looking far too sloppy and Bradford comfortably soaking up any pressure.
Indeed City almost took the lead on the counter-attack, but Zavon Hines saw his shot pushed onto the post by Ali Al Habsi – making his first save of the night.
With the scores locked at 0-0, the game moved into extra time, and the League Two side seemed to be growing in confidence, despite the introduction of Shaun Maloney and Jean Beausejour.
Boselli and Gomez both had chances to win the game, but penalties grew ever more likely, and Bradford help their nerve to reach the last 8 with a 4-2 win from 12 yards.