Bradford boss Parkinson eager to bask in Cup glory

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson hopes to savour their Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal.

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson hopes to savour their Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal.

The Bradford boss was mobbed by delirious fans after his side dumped Premier League giants Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup quarter-finals in a thrilling penalty shootout.

Garry Thompson had Valley Parade rocking when he volleyed home after 16 minutes.

Thomas Vermaelen headed a leveller in the 88th minute but Arsene Wenger’s team were unable to break down the hosts in extra-time.

When Vermaelen’s spot-kick miss put the League Two outfit through, the vast majority of the 23,971 crowd — City’s biggest for 50 years — started to party.

Parky roared: “I just want to enjoy this occasion.

“I want my players and our fans to savour every second of it as well.

“I’m sure they will once the enormity of their achievement sinks in.”

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