The Bantams exited the Emirates FA Cup with a 2-1 loss to Wycombe Wanderers, a Sky Bet League One team, at the University of Bradford Stadium.

City fell behind by two goals in the first half, courtesy of strikes by Killian Phillips and an unfortunate own goal by Sam Stubbs, putting the Chairboys in control.

A goal by Jamie Walker in the second half provided some hope for the home supporters. However, despite a spirited performance by Mark Trueman’s side, they were eliminated in the first round.

Despite facing a higher-ranked opponent, City had the brighter start. They dominated possession early on, mostly in Wycombe’s half of the pitch. Emmanuel Osadebe and Walker both had attempts that narrowly missed the target within the first 10 minutes.

Wycombe had their first scoring opportunity in the 12th minute. A low cross into the box was directed towards goal by Kieran Sadlier, but Harry Lewis managed to block the close-range effort.

However, five minutes later, Phillips found the back of the net with a well-placed shot to Lewis’ right from inside the area, giving Wycombe the lead.

Wycombe continued to threaten in attack, and they went into halftime with a 2-0 advantage after a defensive mix-up resulted in Stubbs inadvertently heading a cross from the right into his own net.

In the second period, just like the first half, City controlled possession in their attempt to get back into the game.

Shortly after the hour mark, City believed they had scored. Andy Cook connected with an excellent cross from Brad Halliday, but Max Stryjek made a fantastic save to block the shot.

City’s pressure paid off in the 67th minute when Walker halved the deficit. The ball landed at the feet of the Scotsman, who volleyed it home from inside the area, with the help of a deflection.

The Bantams pushed forward in search of an equalizer, with substitute Tyler Smith coming close. Their final chance came in stoppage time, when Harry Lewis joined the attack for a free-kick that was delivered into the area.

However, the hosts held firm and withstood the pressure from the Bantams to secure their passage to the second round.