Jon Stead ‘buzzing’ after scoring to help Bradford beat old side Sunderland


GOAL hero Jon Stead admitted he was ‘buzzing’ after helping Bradford City knock his old club Sunderland out of the FA Cup.

Stead, who endured a miserable time at the Black Cats a decade ago, scored the second goal in a 2-0 win to send his side into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Valley Parade was packed out for the fifth-round clash, after Bradford’s win over Chelsea last month, and the celebrations were under way even before the final whistle.

Stead said: “We’ve done it again and we’re obviously buzzing.”

Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams, meanwhile, said the Bantams were “living the dream.”

The win for the League One side over their Premier League visitors was secured by an early John O’Shea own goal and Stead’s second-half strike.

“It was thoroughly deserved. The boys have performed fantastically well. We limited Sunderland to hardly any chances,” Williams said.

“We’ve performed fantastically well – the boys don’t need any encouragement. We’re playing against brilliant opposition and they’re all up for it. A full packed house and everyone’s up for the game.

“From the first whistle everyone ran their socks off, worked hard for each other, and it’s thoroughly deserved.

“With the form we’re in at the moment well take anyone at home (in the quarter-finals).

“Being in this position, in the quarter-finals of the cup, it’s a massive reward and bonus for everyone. We’re just living the dream at the moment.”