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20 September 2015

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson had nothing but praise for his side's performance after an entertaining Yorkshire derby with Sheffield United at the Coral Windows Stadium.

Goals from James Meredith and Devante Cole had given Parkinson's men a strong footing in the game but a forceful response from the visitors brought them back into an enthralling contest.

United's first goal - later confirmed as a Meredith own goal - halved their deficit shortly after the hour mark before Billy Sharp's five goal in as many league games just five minutes later drew the South Yorkshire side level.

City could have won the game in the final seconds of injury time but James Hanson's header from Billy Knott late corner was cleared off the line by Jose Baxter.

Parkinson said: "I was very pleased with how we played in the first half - I thought we were excellent.

"It is probably as good as we have played this season.

"We had some good control in the game, especially in the midfield area thanks to (Lee) Evans and (Gary) Liddle.

"Having got the great start we did in the second period through Devante's goal, we should have really seen the game through but a team like Sheffield United are always going to have a period in the game.

"The goals we conceded were obviously the negatives from the day but I think it is a bit harsh of me to talk about them too much because the performance from the lads today was excellent."

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